Public release platforms on a limited budget

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Re: Public release platforms on a limited budget

Post by eeoo » Thu Mar 07, 2019 3:12 pm

I don't pay for bandcamp either.

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Re: Public release platforms on a limited budget

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Re: Public release platforms on a limited budget

Post by CTWF » Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:00 am

annayarbrough wrote:
Wed Mar 06, 2019 3:00 pm
[...] and Bandcamp is great too - free to use and low commission.
So I guess it is a different fee structure? DistroKid maybe a one-off, and Bandcamp is "free", but takes a percentage? Just asking, because I really have not researched that. Tom

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Post by CTWF » Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:02 am

lesmac wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:51 pm
More info to inform [or confuse :roll: :lol: ]
https://aristake.com/posts/images/Distr ... 281%29.jpg
That link came from this page.
https://aristake.com/post/cd-baby-tunec ... imbalam-or
Wow, there is some overview! And Bandcamp is not even in it! Tom

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Re: Public release platforms on a limited budget

Post by eeoo » Fri Mar 08, 2019 2:44 pm

Bandcamp is not a distributor

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Re: Public release platforms on a limited budget

Post by DesireInspires » Sat Mar 09, 2019 4:05 pm

I tried to release an album through TuneCore, but some weird message about my music fit the criteria for potential streaming abuse.

I just said no. I’ll probably be going through DistroKid.

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Re: Public release platforms on a limited budget

Post by annayarbrough » Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:30 pm

CTWF wrote:
Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:00 am
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Wed Mar 06, 2019 3:00 pm
[...] and Bandcamp is great too - free to use and low commission.
So I guess it is a different fee structure? DistroKid maybe a one-off, and Bandcamp is "free", but takes a percentage? Just asking, because I really have not researched that. Tom
Yeah exactly... just looked it up, it's a bit higher than I thought... 15% on digital. I've found it good for the exposure though... got connected with a great online magazine on there and they ended up reviewing my first album.

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Re: Public release platforms on a limited budget

Post by funsongs » Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:33 pm

annayarbrough wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:30 pm
CTWF wrote:
Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:00 am
annayarbrough wrote:
Wed Mar 06, 2019 3:00 pm
[...] and Bandcamp is great too - free to use and low commission.
So I guess it is a different fee structure? DistroKid maybe a one-off, and Bandcamp is "free", but takes a percentage? Just asking, because I really have not researched that. Tom
Yeah exactly... just looked it up, it's a bit higher than I thought... 15% on digital. I've found it good for the exposure though... got connected with a great online magazine on there and they ended up reviewing my first album.
So - the consensus, for us simple folk, is Bandcamp & Distrokid... and You Tube?
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Re: Public release platforms on a limited budget

Post by ochaim » Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:17 pm

Free access to streaming services was mentioned but I dont believe any were mentioned.

Amuse.io is a way to get your music on streaming services for free and they dont take any commision.

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Re: Public release platforms on a limited budget

Post by annayarbrough » Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:33 am

My 2 cents - website and distributor are your minimums.

Your website is a platform you can completely tailor and you're in complete control of. How you market your stuff and sell your music is totally up to you - and no commission.

A good distributor will put your music more or less everywhere - all of the major online streaming and sales platforms. Some will have more options than others. Mine even includes Youtube, so I don't need to do that either (although I do have my own - rarely used - channel) :lol:

Bandcamp is just an added perk to me, I know many people don't use it for their music. For me it comes down to having things available in as many places as possible.

Hope that's in any way helpful.....!

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