thread: CDbaby and EPs
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Old 26th November 2007
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CDbaby and EPs

I'm a big fan of the EP, especially when checking out new artists. It gives more of a flavor for the artist than a single, but requires less attention span than an album. Plus its usually a lot cheaper.

I've been frustrated with EPs on CD baby, both buying and if I were to sell mine because of the $4 cut. Usually EPs are $4 or $5 which is pretty much the entire chunk. It seems like any EPs you have either are priced low, and the artist gets nearly nothing, or are priced way to high, as much as a regular album. I know from the cdbaby business standpoint an EP is the same amount of work to store and ship, but it also is from any label or cd store's standpoint. The current model really steers people away from the EP format.

I'm wondering if you have any suggestions on how to deal with this, or do you plan to address this in the future?