CD Baby announces songwriter milestone, publishing expansion plans

CD Baby canvasCD Baby announced that it now has 100,000 songwriters under its publishing administration service. The publishing branch of the independent music services company now represents more than 625,000 songs.

In addition to that statistic, CD Baby Publishing is also planning a big expansion effort for this year. It expects to bring its publishing services to 18 more countries, including Brazil, Israel, Mexico, Singapore, and several European markets.

“The rapid growth of CD Baby’s Publishing service is a testament to the huge swath of music creators that lack publishing deals, which results in their valuable royalties going uncollected,” said Jon Bahr, VP of music publishing and rights management for the company. “Our goal is to make sure all of the money generated from a song makes it to the songwriters. We’ve proven that we can do this at the astounding scale of representing 100,000 songwriters, which is far beyond the size of any single publisher in the world. We are thrilled to expand to Europe, Brazil, Mexico and beyond.”

Anna Washenko