Did 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 firstname.lastname@example.org–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.