CD Baby just lowered its commission on MP3 sales from 25% to 9%, making it the lowest of any of the digital retailers, including Bandcamp, which powers the store on this site. And the new rate also applies to sales that come through any of their direct-to-fan sales modules, like the MusicStore for Facebook. CD Baby has probably the most complete set of artist tools of any of the independent music distribution services, and they just keep getting better and better, even since founder Derek Sivers left in 2008. It’s hard not to like this company…
This looks very cool, self-publishing to Kindle… “In addition to having your books available for purchase on Kindle devices and on Kindle apps for iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, PC, Mac, Blackberry, Android-based devices, and Windows Phone 7, you also have the opportunity to participate in the 70% royalty program and can specify pricing in US Dollars, Pounds Sterling, or Euros. You can also publish books written in English, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian – reaching audiences around the world…”
Wow, what is this all about…?
“Amazon Cloud Drive is a “personal disk drive in the cloud,” while Amazon Cloud Player is… a Web-based music player… Amazon Cloud Drive will be something like Google’s rumored digital music locker, a cloud-based storage system for all of your tunes.”