CD Universe

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CD Universe
Founded April, 1996 (April, 1996)
Wallingford, Connecticut, U.S.
Headquarters Wallingford, Connecticut, United States
Area served Worldwide
Founder(s) Charles Beilman
Industry Internet, online retailing
Alexa rank negative increase 6,939 (November 2014)[1]

CD is an e-commerce site that sells music CDs and mp3 downloads, movies and video games worldwide. CD Universe also offers a wide selection of miscellaneous items such as stuffed animals, jigsaw puzzles, board games, etc.[2]

CD Universe was created in 1996 by founder and CEO Charles Beilman in Wallingford, Connecticut, where it is still maintained and operated.[3][4][5] CD Universe lists over 940,000 physical products and over 6 million downloadable songs.

In 1999, CD Universe was sold by Charles Beilman to eUniverse.[6] Charles Beilman bought CD Universe back from eUniverse in October, 2000 after eUniverse decided they wanted to focus on their entertainment business (they eventually owned MySpace).[6]

In 2009, CD Universe began selling digital music in the DRM-free mp3 format, through their relationship with Neurotic Media.[7]

According to Alexa,[1] CD Universe is ranked 6,939 of all websites visited, and CD Universe is one of Internet Retailer's top 200 merchants with estimated 2010 sales of 47 million USD.

Charity Work[edit]

In September 2014, CD Universe began an effort to help raise money for the well known and fiscally responsible charity called Room to Read.[8] CD Universe helps to support Room to Read's goal of teaching every child to read and write, thus breaking the cycle of poverty.

CD Universe also supports The American Red Cross. Visitors that donate using the link on their website will have their donations matched by CD Universe.[9]


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  2. ^ "CD Universe Novelties". CD Universe. Retrieved 2014-11-12. 
  3. ^ "Yellow Pages Listing". YP Intellectual Property LLC. Retrieved 2014-11-12. 
  4. ^ "Better Business Bureau". BBB Serving Connecticut. Retrieved 2014-11-12. 
  5. ^ "Highbeam Business". HighBeam Business. Retrieved 2014-11-12. 
  6. ^ a b Hansell, Saul (17 December 2001). "Technology & Media; For Some Dot-Coms, There Are Real Profits". The New York Times. Retrieved 12 November 2014. 
  7. ^ "Neurotic Media". Neurotic Media LLC. Retrieved 2014-11-12. 
  8. ^ "Room to Read Charity". Room to Read. Retrieved 2014-11-12. 
  9. ^ "American Red Cross". The American Red Cross. Retrieved 2014-11-12. 

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