Best Buy To Indie Artists: “It’s a Dirty Game”

Best Buy is one of the biggest brick and mortar retailers of CD’s in America. However having CD’s, aka weed plates, take up shelf space is an increasingly unprofitable proposition for the big box retail giant.  In an effort to remedy this problem, Best Buy will now force indie artists to pony up $250 for the right to place unit 1 on Best Buy property and use “preferred” (aka mandatory) distributor, J Distribution. The upfront fee means artists will have to sell around 50 CDs at their local Best Buy to break even. Proof here.