Updated: Sep 16
Many aspiring artists all over the world are looking for multiple ways to connect with as many people as possible with their music. Sites such as Audiomack, Reverbnation, Soundcloud and Bandcamp make it possible for everyone to have their music online but let's face it, most people don't listen to music on these sites.
The leading streaming sites in no order are Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal and Youtube Music. As an independent musician, you want to get your music on these platforms as easily and efficiently as possible to make it easy for your audience to listen as conveniently as possible. How?
Find a Digital Distribution Company that does it all for you!
My solution may seem extremely vague but I'm going to tell you who does it for me... DISTROKID! If you'd like a 7% discount on your distrokid subscription click on this link: click here
Why do I use them? Here are some points
1. I pay once a year and I can upload as many tracks as I want.
2. They don't take a percentage off of what I get.
3. Automatic split revenue between all people who contributed to the music. Simply called Payment Splitting!
4. They send an email every step of the way which helps me tell my audience when it's live on their preferred platform.
5. The whole interface and process is impressively simple.
6. They were partially acquired by Spotify which means Spotify won't let anything happen to Distrokid.
Here's a video tutorial that shows you step-by-step how to use Distrokid to get your music on streaming platforms:
So how much does it cost? The lowest tier costs ±$20 per year but what I suggest is for you go for the $36 option. Why?
Because you are able to add two artists on this option. So you can split with another artist in your crew and it'll only cost $18.
You also get a lot of other features from this option such as daily sales stats, preorder dates and more. They also have an option for 5 members at $80 which will be $16 per person. For more details on their plans --> click here
Compared to the other companies out there that provide similar products, for me, Distrokid is a no brainer. BUT if you'd like to view your options, have a look at this in depth comparison done by Ari --> click here
It's fairly easy to get your music onto iTunes, Spotify etc. but that doesn't guarantee people will purchase it or even stream it. You have to market it in a manner that inspires them to buy or at least listen to it. I suggest you sell a story/experience and not your music.
Let's discuss something music-related, hit me up via email firstname.lastname@example.org or let's connect on Whatsapp.
Good luck and keep grinding!
Until next time,