"CD Baby closed shop"

spotify joeroganThe reputable online store CD Baby closed shop without prior notice and without adding any frills: "Where's the CD Baby Store? CD Baby retired our music store in March of 2020 in order to place our focus entirely on the tools and services that are most meaningful to musicians today and tomorrow." Unfortunately, this meant that the tools and services that were most meaningful to me (physical cds) were gone in an instant. I've bought several albums through them; The Broken Prayers: Spanish Wells, The Darklings: Desert Ship, The People vs Hugh Deneal: Gas Station Sandwiches, Woodbox Gang: Drunk As Dragons, Hazy Loper: Ghosts of Barbary, Kal Cahoone: Saints and Stars, Salter Cane: Black Swollen River, Palodine: High Desert Hymns & All the Pretty Wolves, Carrie Nation and the Speakeasy: S/T & Hatchetations, The Maledictions: Idle Hands, Ashcan Orchid: The Woods, Various Artists: Yells From the Crypt, Christian Williams: Defiant, Myssouri: War/Love Blues & FurnaceSongs, Antic Clay: Hilarious Death Blues, The Blackthorns: The Blackthorns, Creech Holler: With Signs Following & The Shovel and The Gun, Pushin Rope: Blood on the Line & Murderous Songs Of Despair and The Roe Family Singers: The Earth and All That is in It. I will miss the long and ironic note in the order confirmations. "Your CDs have been gently taken from our CD Baby shelves with sterilized contamination-free gloves and placed onto a satin pillow. A team of 50 employees inspected your CDs and polished them to make sure they were in the best possible condition before mailing. Our world-renowned packing specialist lit a local artisan candle and a hush fell over the crowd as he put your CDs into the finest gold-lined box that money can buy. We all had a wonderful celebration afterwards and the whole party marched down the street to the post office where the entire town of Portland waved "Bon Voyage!" to your package, on its way to you, in our private CD Baby jet on this day. We hope you had a wonderful time shopping at CD Baby. In commemoration, we have placed your picture on our wall as "Customer of the Year." We're all exhausted but can't wait for you to come back to STORE.CDBABY.COM!! Thank you, thank you, thank you! Sigh... We miss you already. We'll be right here at http://store.cdbaby.com/, patiently awaiting your return. CD Baby The little store with the best new independent music." The order confirmation note was maybe a little bit over the top and the company name CD Baby leave something to be desired. Nevertheless, CD Baby was an important online distributor of independent music. One comparative advantage was the shipping option USPS INTL-AIR NO PLASTIC. Very affordable. On March 31, 2020, CD Baby ceased its retail sale. You will be sorely missed. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

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