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Can you make your own CD music store online?

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There are several websites which allow you to sell your music online in CD format. The three most popular options are CDBaby.com, CafePress.com, and CreateSpace.com.

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Each website has different costs associated with manufacturing audio CDs. CafePress.com is free to join, and each CD has a base price of $4.99 (paper sleeve) or $8.99 (jewel case with inserts) which is subtracted from the price your customers pay. CDBaby.com has two membership levels for distributing audio CDs: Standard ($49 per album) and Pro ($89 per album). A CDBaby Pro membership is geared towards professional musicians who want to collect royalties on their music. Finally, CreateSpace.com (owned by Amazon) is free to join, and each CD has a base price of $4.95 plus an additional percentage of the list price. This percentage is 15% if you sell it through your own CreateSpace store and 45% if you sell it on the Amazon marketplace.

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