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Michael A. Guy

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My only published CD on SALE & Updated Personal Website
Friday, July 10, 2009  1:52:00 PM

by Michael A. Guy

My only published CD is on sale at CDbaby for $9.99 and that''s the lowest I''ll ever go (I set the price) Full CD download is $4.99!! Ends Aug. 31. CDbaby''s been taken over by a large corporation. New fees & rules are in the works that really hurt the non-rock and small independent musicians like me that are lucky if we sell 1 CD in 12 months! Now if we don''t they send our product back effectively knocking us off!

CD AUGUST OCEAN OVERTURE $9.99, download = $4.99

It's sad, typical of corporations and true , but when Derek Sivers sold his self-start independent CD distribution  site, CDbaby, about 6 months ago, I figured these kind of changes would come. I had just recently after many years managed to place my first music CD into public distributioin. Sivers sold his site to a much larger company called DISCmakers, which makes CD releases and presses recordings for independent musicians, but with the advance of new home technology to make those CDs and cheaper dot.coms that do it for so little expense they have been losing money.

In any case, like all companies they are now bragging about all the NEW benefits and add-ons they are giving you the independent CD producer but along with that comes new fees and higher takes on your Royalties which are few and low enough for most musicians here.

But the worst for someone like me is this: IF I don't sell at least one physical CD in the next 12 months they can send your products BACK to you and effectively close you out of a place to sell your music. You may still be able to sell downloads but for a New Age solo jazz like mine, the music is best heard in a continuous performance like a CD player can give you. DIGITAL downloads only serve to cut up long tracks into bits when they are meant to be heard in sequence.

NEW UPDATED WEBSITE> CDs & Books by Michael Guy> Lots to read about the music, a better Bio, PLAYlists with titles of every song on my CDs, a great review of my work and most importnat LINKS to HEAR my MUSIC with FREE previews on many of the songs and of course QUICK Links (boxes) to Amazon, CreateSpace, CDbaby, and my Blogs.>> PLEASE SIGN MY GUEST BOOK, I feel like my site is on the lonely frontier!




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Music to support EARTH DAY from CD: Unrequited - 4/22/2011 3:34:00 PM

My solo jazz piano CD: 'Unrequited' published on Amazon - Hear FREE samples - 2/19/2011 12:22:00 PM

Unrequited 2nd full Piano Solo CD by jazz pianist Michael Guy debuting - 1/23/2011 4:56:00 PM

The Abridged Last Renaissance Man - as low a $ as it will ever get at Lul - 7/26/2010 12:49:00 PM

The Biblical Deluge or ‘PHAETON’ Cataclysm in the novel, The Golden Flute - 4/6/2010 10:38:00 AM

The American Gray Wolf - 9/29/2009 1:22:00 PM

If You Like Upbeat, Smooth Jazz: mp3 music downloads - 6/14/2009 3:30:00 PM

In Memory Only, CD completed, Playlist being made - 12/11/2008 11:29:00 AM

Celebrating the Month of AUGUST & the Oceans - 8/2/2008 8:48:00 AM

Recording Session Completed for 2nd CD; 1st CD on CDbaby - 7/30/2008 3:28:00 AM

Special Offer for my Jazz CD: AugustOceanOverture - 6/1/2008 12:41:00 PM

LINKS> the 3 Best to Hear FREE Music Tracks from my CD - 1/25/2008 2:15:00 PM

So what's the delay? - 1/14/2008 4:46:00 PM

composer, jazz pianist Michael A. Guy's CD August Ocean Overture' - 12/22/2007 1:59:00 PM

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