PORTLAND, OR (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — CD Baby (www.cdbaby.com) announced today that they raised a total of $165,000 over the past 7 weeks in concert with independent musicians and record labels who banded together to donate proceeds from their online CD music sales. The funds raised were sent directly to the Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund through the Portland Oregon branch.

CD Baby also contributed $40,000, for a total of $205,060 donated for disaster relief. “You should have seen their faces when we brought in that very first check, in person, for $113,000!” said CD Baby founder Derek Sivers.

Musicians, bands, and independent record labels joined with CD Baby at the end of August to donate their entire wholesale price on music sales to the American Red Cross disaster relief fund. The special website set-up by CD Baby and which was retired Oct. 24th after seven weeks, showcased hundreds of independent musicians who helped with the hurricane relief effort by donating their profits to the Red Cross. CD Baby sent a personal email message to over 1 million CD Baby customers, telling them about the special promotion, encouraging them to buy some CDs from the special section.

About CD Baby

CD Baby is a little online record store that sells CDs by independent musicians. We only sell CDs that come directly from the musicians. No distributors. Musicians send us CDs. We warehouse them, sell them, and pay the musicians directly. In business, and thriving, since March 1998. CD Baby is the largest seller of independent CDs on the web. 103,818 artists sell their CD at CD Baby.

More information on CD Baby: www.CDbaby.com

More information on the American Red Cross: www.RedCross.org


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Original Story ID: (936) :: 2005-10-1025-003

Original Keywords: independent musicians, online music sales, CD, indy, CD Baby, Portland, Red Cross, Disaster Relief, Katrina, Derek Sivers CD Baby

News Source: CD Baby