Share your experiences: Digital Music Distribution

Discussion in 'Music' started by Cube Sixty-Three, May 22, 2020.

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What music distribution company do you make use of?

  1. Amuse

    27.3%
  2. Distrokid

    45.5%
  3. CD Baby

    36.4%
  4. Tunecore

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    0.0%
  5. Ditto

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Record Union

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Spinn Up

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. AWAL

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. United Masters

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. Level

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  11. Others

    18.2%
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  1. Cube Sixty-Three

    Cube Sixty-Three Ultrasonic

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    Serious Discussion:
    Share your experiences: Digital Music Distributor

    What music digital distributor are you making use of at the moment or in the past and what are / were your experiences with them?

    The poll can also help as you can select 1 or 2 options — Gracias :)
     
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    There are many options but Distrokid and CD Baby are the most famous ones. You usually eliminate others. For example Tunecore is expensive and Amuse has a not working website when I checked last.

    So, if you're dealing with albums and big works, CD Baby is the choice. You pay once and your music published indefinitely.
    If you're not making an album and want to share every song you made invidually, you should go with Distrokid. You pay every year and upload songs as much as you want. If you leave paying your yearly fee, your music won't be around anymore.

    My choise was CD Baby, because I had an concept album to share. Normally I don't make albums. It was a side job for me. I also didn't like the adverts of Distrokid. When I checked their website, firstly they want my credit card number. I closed the page and then I got an email, they were giving me 30% discount. I always dislike such discounts. Give me your price, tell me about your service and I'll decide. One day later they gave me 40% discount. So, I didn't like Distrokid and choosing my distributor was easy to me.
     
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  4. Cube Sixty-Three

    Cube Sixty-Three Ultrasonic

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    I really appreciate the time you spent sharing your experience and insight. Appreciated!

    The thing Distrokid is loosing it recently. Money theft and closing accounts that has money in it.

     
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    I use Amuse (free) and Peertracks (free). The most real money I made with Peertracks yet.
     
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    how are you able to make income from music digitally online i cannot understand :P If you can tell us how that would be great, havent' seen a penny
     
  7. Cube Sixty-Three

    Cube Sixty-Three Ultrasonic

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    Well, do you consider your content good enough? Will you buy your own music if it was released, sang or performed by another artist?

     
  8. samsome

    samsome Kapellmeister

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    but how do ppl find your music?
     
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    Well, that's the next step. You have to promote yourself :)
     
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    Cube Sixty-Three Ultrasonic

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    Your kind of music depends a lot the approach or direction you take in promoting your music. If I hear the kind of music you make then I'll be able to give you major mouthwatering hints.

     
  11. samsome

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    EDM i guess!!! i have no real instruments home and no fancy libraries

    So EDM...
     
  12. Cube Sixty-Three

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    If you can make catchy edm beats + song, you'll easily blowup on tiktok.

     
  13. samsome

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    i'll look into tiktok....never bothered with it, hardly even know what it is...

    so youtube no right? for starts...
     
  14. Cube Sixty-Three

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    Play around tiktok for a week and you'll see the light. YouTube might be ok but mmmmm....

     
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    I am interested in this, but i realise i just posted my response meant for another topic haha - so i edited and this is a placeholder - be back
     
  16. Area51

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    digital music distribution is a complete load of B.S.
    no money there $$$$$$$$
     
  17. Cube Sixty-Three

    Cube Sixty-Three Ultrasonic

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    Well, you need to see the paychecks coming out of there for musicians. You're sleeping on it.

     
  18. samsome

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    i'll do check it out,

    i read its mostly for teenagers i'm ashamed to even make an account though

    but money talks :P

    how did you learn these things? any online course? doubt it?
     
  19. Cube Sixty-Three

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    I've been around since 1995 :) Did internet marketing for 17 years +

    No course can beat experience, I know how tiktok is in terms of teenagers but you might just be the next big thing, good for promo that's usually free most of the time and you may contact some influencers there if you want.

    Who dances to edms or listens to edm if not the younger ones?

    You an hit me up for hints that I won't post here if need be. All the best!


     
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