Who pays for excess stock that is returned? CD Baby Artist Services March 23, 2018 21:58 Updated Follow The artist can choose to have us recycle stock (at no cost) or have us mail the excess quantity back to them at their own expense (at the same shipping rates for CD Baby customers). Related articles What if my album starts selling more copies before you return them? What if I have “excess inventory”? How is that determined? Contact Us What is recycling? When will my music be delivered to Pandora? Comments 0 comments Article is closed for comments.