To include physical distribution with our partners like Super D, Amazon, and Alliance follow these steps to ensure your album is included.
First, make sure to select "Physical" when you get asked 'How do you want to sell your music?' under the basic album information page. Make your selection and click "Save"
Second, go to the Physical Album Price page. Under "Discount for physical distribution program" select the box next to "Opt-in to our Physical Distribution Program". You can then choose a discount, more on that here. Select "Save and Continue"
How should I set my physical distribution partner discount?
We strongly recommend setting a minimum partner distribution discount of 20%. This allows you to maximize the number of retail channels where we can competitively offer your CD/DVD. This allows us to compete with dynamic retail pricing, particularly in the online universe.
With a partner discount, you get paid the following.
store.cdbaby.com list price - Wholesale Discount % - $4 CD Baby fee= What you get paid
Retail listed price
Your list price at retail and online stores will be set based on the discount you offer, and it may be different than the CD Baby list price. Generally, the higher the discount you set, the lower the retail list price can be.
Keep in mind that it can take 4-8 weeks for your album to be added to the Alliance catalog and 3-4 weeks for the Amazon physical listing to go live. If you have a future release date make sure to delivery 5 retail-ready disc to our warehouse after you finish submitting your album for distribution. For more information go here.