TuneCore vs CDBaby

TuneCore or CDBaby? Deciding which service to use for digital music distribution can be tricky. After all, you’ve worked hard to write, record, and mix your music, and you deserve a distributor that’s going to have your back no matter where your career takes you.

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Why TuneCore?


Zero Commission

No matter how much money you earn from download and streaming revenue, TuneCore will never take a percentage of your earnings. 


Greater Reach

TuneCore distributes to more than 150 digital stores and streaming services, in over 200 countries and territories worldwide. 


Artist Support

In addition to offering fast and reliable customer support, TuneCore also provides a wide variety of artist services to support and grow your career.

Since 2006, TuneCore artists have earned over $1.8 billion USD.

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Music Distribution

TuneCore CD Baby**

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*Setup fees only apply to the first year of distribution. See pricing page for more details.

**Based on exchange rates from 20/09/2019


"...It's helped me tremendously in my career because obviously now I have the lifestyle where I'm actually able to monetize off of what I love to do and what I'm passionate about. Literally, I make a living making music and it's the greatest thing in the world."

Devvon Terrell, TuneCore artist since 2014

"At the center of our crazy dreams for this band is just a want to connect with the folks listening to our music - to move people, whether they’re in the same room, or across the world. Tunecore has made that a possibility, and also a much simpler process."

Dakota Jones, TuneCore artist since 2016

"TuneCore has made [my success] possible just because I'm completely independent. I have no management, I have no agents or label telling me what to do or telling me where to go or what the next step is and giving me ideas...I love being independent."

M. Maggie, TuneCore artist since 2015