Music Distribution question. CDBaby? Reverbnation? Help!

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  1. Rod

    Rod Tone is Paramount Silver Supporting Member

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    I'm sort of old school.. My guitar work is on a number vinyl records from the 70's and 80's and cassette tapes from the 90's even.. Yikes! . I have just finished a pretty interesting guitar instrumental CD that I would like to sell through iTunes, or CDBaby or both and more..... I'm kind of confused as to what would be my best one source for distribution of this kind of music? It ranges from surf to bluesRock.. 2 guitars, bass and drums..
    Any help is greatly appreciated.. This is different than my band..
    Also, how does one copyright music these days? Is registering with BMI copywriting it?
     
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    Bandcamp is the best. You get a much larger cut, you can design your own page with their template, and you can get up to 200 free DL codes to give away. CD Baby is a total rip. I had friends that worked there in the early days and left because of their mishandling of artists.
     
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    Rod Tone is Paramount Silver Supporting Member

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    Thank you... Do you know anything about Reverbnation?
     
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    Bandcamp doesn't have nearly the traffic that cdbaby does. Not to mention, you don't get digital distribution to itunes and dozens of other music sites. I would recommend cd baby if you want to cast the widest net and include physical CDs. If you're looking just for digital distribution, there's a few providers out there, like Tunecore. As far as copyrighting, technically your work is copyrighted the second you record it. If you want to be thorough, you can submit it to the Copyright Office, www.copyright.gov
     
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    Thanks Blue!!
     
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    I have used CD Baby for a while. I tried Tunecore, and did not like them. I had my material removed.

    Cd Baby is a 1 time fee
    Tunecore is annual fee.

    So i you think about it, unless you are selling tons of downloads, The annual fee really cuts into your profits in the long run

    Cd Baby
    single $15 (Plus 9% of digital sales)
    album $60 (Plus 9% of digital sales)


    Tunecore
    single $10/year
    Album $30/year first year ($50/year after)

    Bandcamp-
    15% of digital sales
     
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