Online Retail Stores
CDs Direct Music.com http://www.CDsDirectMusic.com
CDs Direct Music was created by musicians for musicians. Our idea
was to let the musicians have a place to sell their CDs and DVDs and
keep all their hard earned money. Yeah, that's right, you get to
keep every penny you sell your CD or DVD for. There are no up
front fees and there are no backend fees.
There are NO FEES whatsoever to the artist!!!!!
At CDs Direct Music we really do believe that
you should be able to keep your money. When a person orders your
CD the sales tax, plus a $4.95 shipping and handling fee is added
to the order and that's it. No hidden fees. The customer
pays the shipping and handling and we send you your money.
Can't get any easier than that.
eMusic is the #1 site for independent music, with a library of
over 4,500,000 MP3s. eMusic sets itself apart from other services by
offering MP3s free from copy protection. This means that eMusic
customers truly own the music they download. Our MP3â€™s play on any
portable music player (including the iPod and Zune), can be downloaded
to unlimited computers as well as burned to CD. Other digital music
services either charge extra or do not offer the flexibility eMusic
provides to their customers. Also, eMusic has 4 regional sites across
the world including US, Canada, United Kingdom and the European Union.
The largest online marketplace! Amazon.com provides a variety of ways to
sell your products through their web site. Having your products
available on Amazon.com provides much greater exposure to potential
customers who might otherwise not be aware of your product. They also
store, pack, and ship your products-or you have the option to
Dada.net Dada The Music Movement
Dada.net is a new DRM-Free music subscription
service. Given our expertise, as a Joint Venture between Sony Music
Entertainment and Dada USA, one of the leading provider of mobile
entertainment in Europe, we aim at offering our customers the best music
experience available on the market.
\Independent Online Distribution Alliance
They offer a lot of services with no up front fees, they don't make
money until you do. Independent
publishers and rights holders who distribute through IODA enjoy a wealth
of benefits and opportunities. We bring together strategic and technical
expertise in the digital music world and a credible, proven history in
the independent music community to create a digital distribution partner
perfectly suited to guide your music and content into the digital
ReverbNation provides the innovative marketing solutions that
musicians need to compete,
and differentiate in an increasingly noisy online environment. Unlike
typical â€œclosedâ€ communities, artists use ReverbNation as their home
base for approaching marketing and promotion across the Internet as a
whole - be it via social networks, blogs, email, IM, or the artistâ€™s
homepage. Tools like TunePaks, FanReach, TuneWidget, and Street Team
Manager give the artist the power to spread their music and information
virtually anywhere. Real-time stats then provide a 360-degree view of
how the music is spreading, who is listening, and which fans are
actually passing it on to their friends and posting it on their pages.
ReverbNation empowers Artists to take the music to the people, no matter
where they spend their time online.
This is a digital music service making it easy for artists and labels to
sell their music on MySpace and official web sites. Artists and labels
can control pricing and distribution. An example of the interface on is
Coldplay's myspace page
Tracking your Sales
An information system that tracks VHS and DVD sales throughout the US
and Canada. Sales data is collected from retail and online stores. The
sales reports are published weekly in Billboard, Hollywood Reporter,
Video Store Magazine, LA Times, and NY Times. Contact Soundscan directly
for rates of subscribing to the reports. You need a UPC barcode for each
release and at least three artists on your record label to register.
To register your title with
soundscan/videoscan, simply fill out the title addition form on the
soundscan website -
It can be submitted by email to
firstname.lastname@example.org or faxed
to (914) 684-5606. If you have received the
barcode from CDs Direct
Inc, put us down as the parent label. It simply indicates who you got
the barcode from. In the sub-label field, fill in your label name if you
It will take about 10-15 business days for it to be processed, and that
is all you need to do! Registering with soundscan and videoscan is FREE.
Register for Soundscan
Nielsen Videoscan http://www.videoscan.com
An information system that tracks VHS and DVD sales throughout the US
and Canada. Sales data is collected from retail and online retail
stores. Its sales reports are published weekly in Billboard, Variety, LA
Times and NY Times. Contact Videoscan directly for rates of subscribing
the reports. You would need a
UPC barcode for each release in order to register.
Register for Videoscan
A UPC Barcode is needed to sell physical CDs and DVDs at point-of-sale
(POS) and a UPC is required to sell music digitally. There are two ways
to apply for a UPC-1. For orders with CDs Direct, leave a space of
1.25" x 0.75" on the back cover of your artwork and we will add it for
only $10.00, or 2. apply for a membership with
GS1 US BarCodes/eCom. Membership fees with the
GS1 US BarCodes/eCom range.
International Standard Recording Codes (ISRC)
The ISRC is a unique international identifier for sound and music video
recordings. An ISRC is required to sell music through a digital retailer
- iTunes, Napster, eMusic, and the like. This code serves as a
"fingerprint" for the song and plays a crucial role in tracking song
sales and royalty collection. Membership is available at:
Some digital distributors provide ISRCs
to their clients for no additional fee.
CDDB Gracenote is an online database of CD album, artist, track, and
genre information. Software programs such as iTunes and Windows Media
Player can make a request of the CDDB database to download CD
information for automatic track naming within the program. It is FREE
and simple to submit your CD track names to CDDB. For example, in
iTunes, select the "Advanced" menu and click on "Submit CD Track Names";
there enter song information for the CD. For more information on how to
submit a CD entry,
For specific steps to submit a new disc,
consult the help section of the player. CDs Direct is a member of CDDB/Gracenote
ask us for details.
IMDb(Internet Movie Database) http://www.imdb.com
The largest collection of movie, actor, and crew information. It
captures every pertinent detail about a movie-from actors, directors,
and film crew to location and other trivia about the movie. This also a
great starting point to put a film resume online. Add or edit film
It also provides a
resume service giving a unique page to host film resumes online for
all registered users to view.
SoundExchange is an independent, nonprofit
performance rights organization that is designated by the U.S. Copyright
Office to collect and distribute digital performance royalties for
featured recording artists and sound recording copyright owners (usually
a record label) when their sound recordings are performed on digital
cable and satellite television music, internet and satellite radio (such
as XM and Sirius). SoundExchange currently represents over 3,500 record
labels and over 31,000 featured artists. Its members include both signed
and unsigned recording artists; small, medium and large independent
record companies; and major label groups and artist-owned labels.