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Re: Who/What is your Streaming/Distributor choice?

Post by funsongs » Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:05 pm

jaywilliams wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 6:43 pm
Your mileage may vary, tons of people swear by DistroKid but I swear at them.
Jay ;)
I'm hearin' ya, Jay.
But, after several other 'look-see', and considering a thin budget - I bit the one-year bullet and signed onto DistroKId, with plans to upload a list of 35 singles tomorrow.
I won't be uploading any COVERs - probably ever; and no collaborations... yet.
Guess we'll see if my reaction to them is any milder and more tame than yours. :? :shock: 8-) 8-)
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Re: Who/What is your Streaming/Distributor choice?

Post by RPaul » Thu Feb 20, 2020 6:28 pm

I've used CD Baby for a number of years now (I'm up to 4 albums and 29 singles or EPs). I'd started out with Tunecore, but their fee structure, at least at the time (I don't know if they've changed it since), was way too expensive for my sales volumes since you had to pay a new fee for each release every year, pay more as new stores were added, and probably a few other things I'm forgetting at this point. That especially added up with singles. I moved all my Tunecore releases over to CD Baby quite a number of years back now.

I've been very happy with CD Baby over the years, and they seem to keep getting better. They tend to add services regularly, and support has been good when I've needed it. I haven't really been tempted to look around at the newcomers, and, in fact, CD Baby's longevity in this area has been reassuring as some others have come and gone.

I'm also a pro member of Songtradr now, but have really only used that for the music library side of things. I haven't even been tempted to switch my distribution, though I suppose I put enough stuff out there that it might save me some money given I'm paying for the pro membership anyway.

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Re: Who/What is your Streaming/Distributor choice?

Post by funsongs » Thu Feb 20, 2020 7:53 pm

Gulp - I've had to back-track my first enthusiasm about DistroKid - and leaning toward going through CD Baby Pro (also have had them manufacture 4 CD albums) -
but the whole idea of releasing singles has me thinking I oughta stick with them. ARRGGH.
Thanks for your input, Rick.
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Re: Who/What is your Streaming/Distributor choice?

Post by tresero » Tue Feb 25, 2020 6:55 pm

funsongs wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:05 pm
jaywilliams wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 6:43 pm
Your mileage may vary, tons of people swear by DistroKid but I swear at them.
Jay ;)
I'm hearin' ya, Jay.
But, after several other 'look-see', and considering a thin budget - I bit the one-year bullet and signed onto DistroKId, with plans to upload a list of 35 singles tomorrow.
I won't be uploading any COVERs - probably ever; and no collaborations... yet.
Guess we'll see if my reaction to them is any milder and more tame than yours. :? :shock: 8-) 8-)
I genuinely appreciate ALL of the input and replies that have been offered.
Cheers.
I don't see anything on SongTrdr about covers. I have one album I did 2 covers and DistroKid wanted me to buy there license even though I bought the Harry Fox credits long before and still had some left. I ended up taking those off since this was an old album (1999) and paying for credits again, that I would probably never run out of wouldn't make sense.

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Re: Who/What is your Streaming/Distributor choice?

Post by Tunesmith » Thu Feb 27, 2020 11:54 am

jaywilliams wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 6:43 pm
mkay.


They also have their own licensing opportunities and an online market place where you can post your tracks for licensing.


Jay ;)
I use Songtradr as well but signed up initially for the opps Jay mentions. It also is awesome with the meta data entry etc.. I just signed up a few weeks ago.

You can have a free account I believe.. The $49 account is Songtradr Pro.

Hope this helps! Says I who hasn't been on this forum lately... :mrgreen:

Best to you all!
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Re: Who/What is your Streaming/Distributor choice?

Post by funsongs » Thu Feb 27, 2020 2:09 pm

Tunesmith wrote:
Thu Feb 27, 2020 11:54 am
jaywilliams wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 6:43 pm
mkay.


They also have their own licensing opportunities and an online market place where you can post your tracks for licensing.


Jay ;)
I use Songtradr as well but signed up initially for the opps Jay mentions. It also is awesome with the meta data entry etc.. I just signed up a few weeks ago.

You can have a free account I believe.. The $49 account is Songtradr Pro.

Hope this helps! Says I who hasn't been on this forum lately... :mrgreen:

Best to you all!
Linda
Appreciated, Linda - always and anytime.
I'm procrastinating... haven't distributed or released anything just yet. :? 8-)
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