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Who/What is your Streaming/Distributor choice?

Post by funsongs » Tue Feb 18, 2020 2:40 pm

Tuesday "Howdy-do" - to those of you who release and distribute your SONGS, as singles or as a collective sets/albums:
to get your stuff out there on Spotify...
- who do you use, and why?
- what are the costs?

In advance - thank you.
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Post by superkons » Tue Feb 18, 2020 5:58 pm

I am with DistroKid, unlimited uploads for $19.99/year.
Chose it because of the unlimited uploads (though I have not been uploading anything new in a long while), the large number of stores, great Customer Support, and it is pretty quick in sending the music to the stores.
Something to bear in mind: it is a non-exclusive service
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Post by funsongs » Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:44 am

superkons wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 5:58 pm
I am with DistroKid, unlimited uploads for $19.99/year.
Chose it because of the unlimited uploads (though I have not been uploaded anything new in a long while), the large number of stores, great Customer Support, and it is pretty quick in sending the music to the stores.
Something to bear in mind: it is a non-exclusive service
Great info, Marco - thank you, again.
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Post by superkons » Wed Feb 19, 2020 1:12 am

No worries, mate :)

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Post by MrWhiteBeats » Wed Feb 19, 2020 2:08 am

I also used Distro because I needed a distributor which have an option to share the revenue between artists, and they have got a really good solution - Automated team payments.

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Post by sol1 » Wed Feb 19, 2020 3:29 am

Been with cd baby for a while. Seems like they are pretty good at getting music everywhere and tracking revenue. A little pricey for releasing singles, hopefully they'll fix that soon.

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Post by roguenoisemachine » Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:56 am

Hey Peter,

I second Distrokid. We've been using them for maybe 2 years now and are very happy with everything. They also keep adding new stores and recently added Tik Tok.
Customer service is great too.

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Post by funsongs » Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:04 am

roguenoisemachine wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:56 am
Hey Peter
I second Distrokid. We've been using them for maybe 2 years now and are very happy with everything. They also keep adding new stores and recently added Tik Tok.
Customer service is great too.
Anelda
Anelda - thank you for affirming Marco's recommendation. In the TAXI shorthand vernacular, we might just write: +1 :P
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Post by jaywilliams » Wed Feb 19, 2020 6:43 pm

mkay.

I have tried both Distrokid and SongTradr and I much prefer SongTradr.

Yes, I can assign co-writer credits and they take care of the revenue splits.

Yes, I can release to Spotify, iTunes (or what's it called now, Apple Music?), Amazon, TikTok, and tons of others at once.

Yes, I get detailed stats on all my releases.

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

Flat rate is $49/year for one recording artist.

I like that there is no "up-selling" where I found Distrokid to be a nickel-and-dimer - various ways to drive up the bill on purpose or by checking the wrong box. No thanks!

Also, while customer service is generally lacking across the board these days, I find the customer support team at SongTradr to be a little more helpful and caring than the team at Distrokid.

Your mileage may vary, tons of people swear by Distrokid but I swear at them.

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Post by funsongs » Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:57 pm

MrWhiteBeats wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 2:08 am
I also used Distro because I needed a distributor which have an option to share the revenue between artists, and they have got a really good solution - Automated team payments.
Thank you.
Peter Rahill - aka "funsongs"
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