Many of you are already familiar with the name Derek Sivers, he is the gentlemen responsible for CD Baby-perhaps the best service to independent musicians ever created. I began using CD Baby in the early 00's and attribute much of success (and sales) to this site/service. Recently, Derek had contacted me with an opportunity to use a track of mine in his recently published book Anything You Want. I submitted an ECHOTOMB track, and thankfully it made the cut and I couldn't be more ecstatic about announcing this.
More info on Derek:
Derek Sivers is best known as the founder of CD Baby. A professional musician (and circus clown) since 1987, Derek started CD Baby by accident in 1998 when he was selling his own CD on his website, and friends asked if he could sell theirs, too. CD Baby was the largest seller of independent music on the web, with over $100M in sales for over 150,000 musician clients. After he won the 2003 World Technology Award, Esquire Magazine's annual “Best and Brightest“ cover story said, “Derek Sivers is changing the way music is bought and sold... one of the last music-business folk heroes.” In 2008, Derek sold CD Baby to focus on his new ventures to benefit musicians, including his new company MuckWork where teams of efficient assistants help musicians do their “uncreative dirty work”. His current projects and writings are all at sivers.org.