Listen Up, Musicians: On-Demand CDs are Coming Your Way
Remember that shiny, rainbow-y, laser-engraved format called the compact disc -- aka the CD?
Thanks to TuneCore and Amazon, fledgling bands will soon be able to print, publish, and distribute CDs — on-demand.
This just might be a good way to make use of the medium.
That is, assuming anyone bothers to buy CDs, no matter what their place or price-point of origin.
TuneCore is poised to partner with Amazon’s on-demand CD-printing-and-distribution service, Wired.com has learned. It’s a deal that could put powerful new physical publishing options in the hands of musicians, even as the world goes increasingly digital.
The service is expected to be announced Thursday, linking Amazon with TuneCore, a novel digital distribution startup that’s made waves signing the likes of Trent Reznor, Keith Richards and other stars seeking a way out of the label system, as well as slews of garage bands and hopefuls on their way up.