CD Baby has partnered with SACM, Mexico’s only Performance Rights Organization. As part of the alliance, SACM has named CD Baby as their “preferred” distributor, and CD Baby will offer free submissions for SACM members to all digital music services.
photo (l-r): Arturo Peěrez Courtade (SACM), Heli Del Moral (CD Baby), Angeles Mendoza (SACM), Mario Sánchez (CD Baby), Enrique Ochoa (SACM), Emmer Villalobos Saunders (SACM)
Under the new deal with SACM CD Bay will waive its up front fees for a standard CD Baby submission with free UPC code. As usual, CD Baby will pay 91% of all royalties collected to artists on a weekly basis, and there are no contracts or commitments.
The two organizations are also promising jointly develop additional services and integrate efforts to benefit composers and performers in Mexico.
Representing more than half of all Mexican artists, this is the first time SACM has inked such an agreement. Emer Villalobos Saunders, Director of International at SACM, sees this agreement as “a historic agreement and a culmination of a long-time mission to bring artists in Mexico a viable and trustworthy way to distribute their music.
“The alliance between CD Baby and SACM gives independent artists in Mexico a rock-solid foundation and a support system that will help them lead the way far into the future,” says Heli Del Moral, CD Baby’s VP of International Development. “For CD Baby, we feel this demonstrates our commitment to one of the world’s top streaming music markets.”