Right From The Source
Buying CDs from the artist’s web store is like picking apples right from the tree. Plus, buying from the artist’s website is probably the most trustworthy source online. You know you’ll be getting what you pay for and you know it’ll be legit.
How To Find The Store
For the most part, this will be straight forward. Try searching up the artists’ name, and it should pop up with a few websites on the first page. You want to look for the one that has the artist’s name as the URL.
If that doesn’t work, then try researching the artist’s record label and search that up.
Special Edition Packs/Bundles
One cool thing about artists’ web stores is that sometimes they’ll sell special editions of CDs and/or have CDs in bundles with other merch. This is especially true near the release of a new album. For example, Marianas Trench has a new album coming out March 1st and so they just added a bunch of different bundles to their web store. There’re ones with the CD, or CD and T-shirt, or CD and hoodie.
My advice if you’re on any socials, especially Twitter, is to follow your favourite artists because often times they will announce when they have new merch available.
Have you ordered CDs from an artist’s website before?
I’d love to hear about it below!
The CD Queen