CD Universe

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CD Universe
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Alexa rank negative increase 2,362 (March 2012)[1]

CD is an e-commerce site that sells music CDs and mp3 downloads, movies and video games worldwide. CD Universe was created in 1996 by founder and CEO Charles Beilman in Wallingford, Connecticut, where it is still maintained and operated. CD Universe lists over 800,000 physical products and about 3 million downloadable songs.

In 1999, CD Universe was sold by Charles Beilman to eUniverse.[2] 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).[2]

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

According to Alexa, CD Universe is ranked in the top 2500 of all websites visited and they are one of Internet Retailer's top 200 merchants with estimated 2010 sales of 47 million USD.


  1. ^ "CD Universe Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2012-03-19. 
  2. ^ a b Hansell, Saul (17 December 2001). "Technology & Media; For Some Dot-Coms, There Are Real Profits". The New York Times. Retrieved 20 March 2012. 

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