Music distribution services are more popular then ever and can help you become a recording artist on your own !
With the world of music rapidly changing, many musicians are using online services to get their music out.
Yes you can pump content to your YouTube channel on your own, but for other services like iTunes and Spotify you will need distributors.
Let’s have a look at who they are and how they work.
PlayerListen to “Episode 19: Let’s get your music out there now” on Spreaker.
This episode has the following structure:
- Contact info
- How you can support
- News and how to help the music industry
Services at the time of writing:
- Distrokid – $19.99 unlimited songs for a year
- Amuse.io – $5/month
- CD baby – $9.95/single $29/album
- TuneCore – $9.99/single $29.99/album first year
- ReverbNation – $19.95/month
- Dittomusic – $19 unlimited songs for year
- You have to record, mix and master your song
- You have to prepare bio, liner notes, album cover and other metadata
- The list of stores vary but in general it goes to Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music, Pandora, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and YouTube
- Some focus on emerging platforms like Tik Tok and Instagram
- Get analytics
- Understand the payment model
- Have fun !
These are times of self isolation and reflection and can be used to create music and put it out there so the world can enjoy. Let’s do it, the time is now ! Music distribution can help you become a star.
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