Portland, Oregon-based unbiased music distributor CD Child has introduced that it’ll now not warehouse, ship, or distribute CDs, vinyl, cassette tapes, or DVDs to Amazon or music wholesaler Alliance in an e mail e-newsletter to clients. Its warehouse will shut and clients could have 60 days to pay for his or her stock to be returned earlier than it will likely be recycled. The corporate says “digital distribution to locations like Spotify, Amazon Music, and Apple Music” will proceed. On the time of publication, the CD Child web site nonetheless marketed distribution companies for bodily merchandise.
When CD Child, Inc. was based by Derek Sivers in 1998 in Woodstock, NY, it was one of many first internet-based retailers that centered on promoting CDs for unbiased artists. Along with their net retailer, CD Child distributed CDs, vinyl, and cassette tapes, to greater than 15,000 brick-and-mortar shops. It was additionally an early participant in digital distribution, signing on as one of many launch companions for Apple’s iTunes Retailer in 2003.
When CD Child was acquired in 2019 for $200 million by the music companies and rights administration firm Downtown Music Holdings, the corporate mentioned it had paid out $600 million to artists since its founding.
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