Pact will bring more indies to record stores.
Online indie retailer CD Baby has inked a deal with wholesaler Super D that lets any artist sell their CD in over 2400 traditional retail music stores across America.
Super D, one of the largest one-stop music wholesalers, supplies chains like Tower, Borders and Best Buy as well as independent tastemaker stores from the Coalition for Independent Music Stores and Alliance of Independent Media Stores. CD Baby's entire catalog of over 130,000 albums is added to Super D's existing catalog of 415,000 albums.
The deal makes it easier for independent artists to get their CDs in local record stores. Because CD Baby works directly with musicians, not record labels, most of CD Baby's 100,000 artists were previously not available to physical retail stores. Artists get paid their full retail price just a week after the sale, with no returns, and are given the full info of the purchasing store.
Details about the in-store distribution program are available publicly at cdbaby.net/instore.