Lots of folks who follow the music space are aware of CD Baby, who has helped independent artists sell their music for years. It basically was a one stop shop for many independent artists, getting their music available in a variety of different places, for either download or physical CD sale. Earlier this week, the company was bought out by Disc Makers
, the aptly named company that manufactures CDs and DVDs for independent musicians and filmmakers. The two companies had worked together as partners for many years. Still, what strikes me as most interesting about this is that Disc Makers clearly is recognizing that relying on the physical disc reproducing business to keep growing is a likely to be a losing bet. So, it appears to have come up with a decent plan for positioning itself for the changing market. If only other businesses were willing to do that.