Selling Vinyl Records at CD Baby

vinylalbumDid you know you can sell vinyl records with your CD Baby musician account? I inquired about this many months ago and their policies have, I’m sure, been modified or had some extra details added since then, but the basic rules are thus:

1. You need at least five copies of the record to send to CD Baby for them to sell.

2. Send a CD version of the album so digital clips of the record can be made available to curious soon-to-be vinyl buyers.

3. Send artwork with the following specs to–1000 x 1000 pixel tiff, 300dpi, and no compression.

4. The shipping costs are obviously more for vinyl than with CDs, so make sure you find out what CD Baby’s slice of the pie is–it’s going to be a bit more than the standard $4 per CD.

I’m not affiliated with CD Baby except as an artist, but I was quite surprised (for some reason) that vinyl is an option with them…I’m seriously considering a release of the next Paisley Babylon album (which will be vinyl-only) with them…if you’ve had any experiences selling vinyl via CD Baby, please get in touch, I’d love to know more about the experience.

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–Joe Wallace

3 thoughts on “Selling Vinyl Records at CD Baby

  1. Hey Joe,

    Did you end up selling vinyl at CD baby? I’d like to know how it went as I’m interested in possibly doing the same.


  2. Hi James…I’m still working on the vinyl release but according to CD Baby, “Sure, we can list vinyl at CDBaby. We prefer if it matches an album on CD that is already for sale or will be for sale here, but isn’t required.”

    I’ll be doing a post on this later this week….stay tuned!

  3. My vinyl sits on the shelf at CD Baby. There is no way to find it; they need a vinyl search button. My CD’s do OK there. A little help Baby!

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