TuneCore vs CD Baby

Sell your music with the leading service in the industry. Keep 100% of the money you make, get your songs into more stores, reach more fans, and get the support you need.

How is TuneCore Better Than CD Baby?

  1. 1

    Zero Commission

    TuneCore will never take a percentage of your earnings.

  2. 2

    Wider Reach

    TuneCore distributes to over 150 digital stores and streaming services.

  3. 3

    No Middle Man

    Unlike CD Baby, TuneCore works directly with digital stores and streaming platforms to ensure artists receive 100% of their earned revenue.

  4. 4

    Facebook Monetization

    Monetize your music on Facebook with TuneCore and make more money than with CD Baby.

  5. 5

    Artist Support

    TuneCore's best-in-class customer care team has helped independent musicians for over 12 years.

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TuneCore vs CD Baby

TuneCore vs. CD Baby: Who pays artists more?

TuneCore takes 0% commission, which means you keep 100% of the revenue you earn from digital streaming and downloads. CD Baby, however, takes a 9% commission on artists’ revenue.

TuneCore vs. CD Baby: Who helps me collect songwriter royalties worldwide?

TuneCore’s Publishing Administration services help songwriters collect royalties worldwide, while CD Baby’s Publishing Administration services only collects from U.S. and Canada.

TuneCore vs. CD Baby: Who helps me earn more revenue through sync licenses?

TuneCore pays 80-85% of sync licenses secured to Publishing Administration artists, while CD Baby only pays songwriters 60% of their sync licenses.

TuneCore vs. CD Baby: Who gets my music into more online stores?

TuneCore delivers your music to 150+ digital music stores and streaming platforms worldwide. On top of services like Spotify, Amazon and Apple Music, TuneCore has partnered with key platforms globally to help independent artists increase their reach and build fanbases.

TuneCore vs. CD Baby: Who is providing more artist services?

TuneCore’s suite of Artist Services help artists build their careers, whether it’s getting reviews of new releases from real music fans, cover song licensing, professional mastering, or CD duplication. TuneCore’s Facebook Music (Instagram and Facebook monetization) service is free to opt-in to.

TuneCore vs. CD Baby: Who helps me earn more money on YouTube?

Unlike some competitors, with TuneCore, $9.99 gets you unlimited song registration for YouTube Sound Recording revenue collection with a 20% commission. CD Baby takes 30% commission on all revenue you earn on YouTube.