How To Find Your UPC / Barcode!. http://members.cdbaby.com - You bought a barcode from CD Baby, but how do you download it? Or even find it for that matter? This video will show you the way! If you don't have a barcode, what are you waiting for? Get with CD Baby now!
A UPC bar code is a unique 12-digit serial number that identifies your specific product (in this case, an album) amongst all the other products on the marketplace. You need a UPC if you want to:
take advantage of our digital distribution program
take advantage of our in-store distribution program
have CD Baby report your sales to SoundScan.
This is because all of these organizations track and report sales based on the UPC code.
If you already have a UPC code for your album, you can use that one. If not, you can easily purchase one from us.
We can make you your own permanent UPC bar code for only $20 for an album, $5 for a single song.
You may have heard that UPC bar codes cost $750. You could go register as a company with the GS1 US organization, and pay them $750 to be a GS1 US member. They would assign you a UPC prefix, and you could release thousands of products under that company registration.
But most of us independent artists are only going to release a few records - and paying $750 wipes out all the profit you'd make from your first 100 album sales.
So - CD Baby has paid the $750, and can give you your own unique UPC bar code for only $20 for an album, $5 for a single song. It will be entirely yours, forever. When your bar code on your CD is scanned by a retail store, it will show up on the register as YOUR album, YOUR band, YOUR record company. Not CD Baby.
If you want to do this, you need to be a CD Baby member. If you sign up now, give us the information about your CD, pay the $20 for an album or $5 for a single song, then we can make your UPC bar code now, and you'll be ready-to-go on CD Baby when your CDs get back from the factory. If you're already a CD Baby member, login to pay for it, and we'll do the rest.
It takes just a few hours for us to make your bar code, so watch your email after you pay. We give you a BITMAP graphic file, which you can either place into your album art, or print onto stickers. We don't do the printing for you. We just give you the unique UPC bar code graphic and digits.
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