CD Baby CEO Tracy Maddux Knows What it Means to Do It Yourself
When Tracy Maddux—a passionate fan of live music—joined CD Baby, he decided he needed to see a show by each of the new employees he worked with. Nearly everyone at CD Baby plays music. It meant ...
LANDR, a revolutionary platform making DIY mastering easier than ever, has fully integrated with CD Baby’s dashboard to create a one-stop shop for indie musicians. Artists can master, preview, and save tracks or samples — all from inside their CD Baby accounts.
Vice President of Marketing for CD Baby, Kevin Breuner, said many artists releasing singles skip the mastering process to save money and time, noting, “Genres like electronic and hip hop music have really become single-first-type genres. YouTubers and cover song artists have found great value in LANDR as well.”
Breuner also pointed out, “LANDR is not competition to traditional mastering, but tapping into a totally different group of people. There is still a very firm place for traditional mastering, (but) for someone who wants to get a track live quickly, LANDR is a great choice.” Engineers are already enjoying free trials and saving masters for less money in less time!
It costs only $9.99 per track, and CD Baby members get free accounts and icons on their dashboards for convenient clicking. Engineers offering other mastering services might charge ten times that much and sometimes will only master entire albums, making LANDR’s integration into CD Baby’s vast dashboard of service a convenient service for DIY musicians.
About CD Baby
CD Baby is one of the largest distributors of independent music on the planet, home to more than 400,000 artists. The CD Baby catalog makes up an estimated 17 per cent of iTunes track offerings. With a one-stop professional dashboard allowing indie musicians to manage their royalties and licensing, CD Baby has become the go-to partner for many icons in the new music industry. Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon and Macklemore had their start on CD Baby, while others like Ingrid Michaelson and Gregory Alan Isakov have maintained independent and highly successful careers. Greg Brown, Willis Earl Beale, and Grant Lee Phillips are among musicians who’ve dropped the old label system and turned to CD Baby to strike out on their own. For more information, please visit: www.cdbaby.com.
LANDR is the cloud-based audio post-production software platform that revolutionizes the mastering process with drag-and-drop simplicity to achieve professional studio quality sound in minutes. LANDR your demos before sharing them, drop in full length DJ mixes or live recordings, or make a track on the road and have it mastered in time for your gig the same night. LANDR lets you integrate mastering seamlessly into your creative process. For more information, please visit: www.landr.com.