“….any independent musician can get on iTMS if they sell their music through CDBaby. They charge something like a $30 one-time ripping/encoding fee, and then give the musicians a pretty sizable chunk of the 60% cut which CDBaby gets…..”
Yes CDBaby’s digital distribution service for their artists is incredible, what’s more they’ve now decided to waive the 40 dollar fee, so now the service to get on itunes is free.
My favorite feature of itunes is the individual song purchase feature. So many albums today have one or two good tracks the rest just filler. Purchasing individual songs is a great way to weed out the mediocrity, thanks to itunes you no longer have to shell out 18 dollars for a 15 songs album just to hear the one or two good tracks.
Regards, Fujitsu Kyoko