I think it's great. Derek Sivers is a sharp guy and he's doing what he feels is best for the company and its customers. And this leaves him free to pursue other opportunities, which will help musicians in other ways.
If Derek had simply wanted to "cash in" on CD Baby, he could have done it a long time ago. I know he's had plenty of opportunities to.
Disc Makers is a company which has been helping independent musicians to get their music released since 1946. They're committed to the same things as CD Baby, so it's a good match.
For those of you who aren't familiar with Disc Makers, here's an interview I did with of their top guys, Andre Calilhanna, for Music Business Radio. He talks about the history of the company as well as what they're doing to help independent music, including their annual Independent Music World Series.
I'm excited to see what they do with CD Baby!
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