Your publishing agreement with CD Baby is for 1 year. At the end of that year, your agreement is automatically extended quarterly with no additional charge.
When you register a song with us during the term of the publishing agreement, there is a minimum 12 month Exploitation Period, so in some cases the rights granted may extend past your cancellation date.
This means that if you register a song on January 1st, but cancel your term on February 1st, the Exploitation Period for that song extends until December 31st. You may opt out of your publishing agreement at the end of the first year or any of the following quarterly periods.