An interview with CD Baby CEO Tracy Maddux, Zeta Theta (Texas – Austin)

At panels and talks over three days, indie artists focused on monetizing YouTube video, strategic use of Spotify playlists and other hard core aspects of making a living and prospering in today’s cultural, digital maelstrom.

This wide scope on the whole career shows how CD Baby has grown up as it approaches its 20th anniversary next year. Launched by now famous artist/entrepreneur Derek Sivers in 1998, CD Baby quickly became the leading platform for indie artists to sell CD and merchandise on line. As music went digital, the company stayed ahead of the curve, providing one-stop access to all the noteworthy online and mobile music platforms.