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Re: Public release platforms on a limited budget

Post by Len911 » Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:08 pm

cd baby has singles 9.95 or 34.95. you can upgrade from 9.95 for 29 more to the 34.95 program if needed $5 for a upc barcode.

Imo, I would submit songs to music bloggers, and if they play them, can tell listeners where to get them, so maybe you only select one place where they are available instead of having several choices??
just google music blogs and choose blogs for submission based on your genre or who's likely to play them.

It would be rare that anyone might somehow stumble across a youtube page or webpage by accident.

I think the $9.95 per single until you really start getting fans before any upgrades or web page or barcodes... The bloggers seem likely the new disc jockeys, there's a whole world of them.lol
also maybe internet radio stations? google "internet radio stations song submit" though you might want to make sure that your distribution sources are where those countries or people are most likely to get your song. for example if your song is played in China, where do people in China go to buy their music?
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Re: Public release platforms on a limited budget

Post by DavidSJH » Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:18 pm

Hey there,
Thought I'd add to the thread.

There is a new free multi distribution aggregator called amuse. They do not charge to distribute your music to all the big names like Spotify, Apple Music, Napster, iTunes etc. They don't take a percentage either. They make money from signing acts they think they can promote and make big money from. They're easily on par with Distrokid etc. yet they want no money. They do collect the money for you and it's available for you to deposit into a paypal account.

Here's the link. https://amuse.io/

Also they don't ask if you want them to publish your music as was discussed on the TAXI TV epsisode with Erin Jacobson. The correct answer if it was asked would be "No". Plenty of uninformed musicians have ticked that box and run into trouble as the music was already signed to exclusive or non-exclusive deals.

They do ask if you would like them to collect You Tube royalties for you. I declined as you can do that yourself as a YouTube affiliate/partner. Although it might be a good way to go as amuse will ask YouTube for a Content ID number which is not really possible to obtain unless your with an aggregator or large publisher. I may change my mind on that later as at present I have no video content.


They will listen to your music to make sure it's not a cover or there is obvious uncleared samples etc. Which they won't take liability for anyway, :)

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Re: Public release platforms on a limited budget

Post by funsongs » Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:30 am

DavidSJH wrote:
Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:18 pm
Hey there,
Thought I'd add to the thread.

There is a new free multi distribution aggregator called amuse. They do not charge to distribute your music to all the big names like Spotify, Apple Music, Napster, iTunes etc. They don't take a percentage either. They make money from signing acts they think they can promote and make big money from. They're easily on par with Distrokid etc. yet they want no money. They do collect the money for you and it's available for you to deposit into a paypal account.

Here's the link. https://amuse.io/

Also they don't ask if you want them to publish your music as was discussed on the TAXI TV epsisode with Erin Jacobson. The correct answer if it was asked would be "No". Plenty of uninformed musicians have ticked that box and run into trouble as the music was already signed to exclusive or non-exclusive deals.

They do ask if you would like them to collect You Tube royalties for you. I declined as you can do that yourself as a YouTube affiliate/partner. Although it might be a good way to go as amuse will ask YouTube for a Content ID number which is not really possible to obtain unless your with an aggregator or large publisher. I may change my mind on that later as at present I have no video content.


They will listen to your music to make sure it's not a cover or there is obvious uncleared samples etc. Which they won't take liability for anyway, :)
Thanks, David - that's the same one (Owen?) mentioned; getting some agreement & affirming opinions/experience here is, indeed, helpful.

I'm still looking into this stuff... and working on making sure I have NOT signed away the publishing thing.
For example: I've contacted CD Baby (via email and their website help format) asking them to confirm that on my account I'm presented like this:
Songwriter: Peter Rahill
Publisher: Funsongs Music (though sometimes, in print, I write it as Funsongs Music/BMI - I've seen others do it that way.)
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Re: Public release platforms on a limited budget

Post by funsongs » Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:37 am

Should I just close out my TuneCore account?
What purpose does it serve, if I decide to go with one or more of the options recommended in this thread?
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Re: Public release platforms on a limited budget

Post by DavidSJH » Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:38 pm

Good question.
I would and just go with one service to keep it simple.
If there is any benefit to having more than one I'd be interested to know why.

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Re: Public release platforms on a limited budget

Post by CTWF » Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:38 am

ochaim wrote:
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.
Hi Owen, do you have any personal experience with them? It sounds like a great deal, they are very upfront about why it is free and how they make money (own label, sign the successful ones on ), and they say you really keep 100% of all rights & royalties. I mean, sounds great.

Has anyone else used them?
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Re: Public release platforms on a limited budget

Post by JohnnyP » Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:31 pm

Interesting thread. I just signed up for Amuse and my release is being reviewed. I'll let you know how it goes.
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Re: Public release platforms on a limited budget

Post by cosmicdolphin » Wed Apr 24, 2019 5:42 am

It's nice to have stuff out there, and in the early days it was a novelty to see your songs on Spotify etc. but does anyone actually make money from these platforms ?

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Re: Public release platforms on a limited budget

Post by CTWF » Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:43 am

funsongs wrote:
Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:34 pm
To Lester's comment - I don't do Facebook, and don't plan to - though I realize that could pose some limitations.
My nephews just told me that Facebook is "out", it is all about Instagram and other platforms that I have not even heard about. Naturally, I never even got on Facebook first place. :lol: Tom

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