You need to check out this website!!
2009/01/12 Leave a comment
My daughter, Carol, put me onto the very best web source I have found for music from currently-producing independent musicians. If you are a real music lover, get with cdbaby.com right away. These cool people, who are very fun to deal with, distribute music in all genres for musicians who are operating without a big record deal.
Get this, they have over 260,000 artists in their catalog. Do a search on their catalog and you won’t believe the vast offerings in pretty much every genre you can think of. LOTS of Jazz. Some of the stuff that I listen to most frequently is out of the cdbaby.com catalog.
The service is fast and very friendly. The prices are great (they run special deals all the time) and you will be providing support for the people who are on the forefront of the music business. An artist with a typical record deal gets roughly $1-2.00 per album. By leaving out the big corporate jets and executive stock options, cdbaby.com is able to pay the artist $6-12.00 per album. To date, they have paid artists more than $98,000,000 in album royalties. THAT is supporting innovation and creativity.
Do yourself a favor and check it out. And tell them you heard about it on thejazzmonger.wordpress.com.