Top Music Distribution Companies
Records labels are no longer the gatekeepers to stardom and today, it's easier than ever to get your music out to the masses. Equal opportunity and access, however, doesn't mean equal success for everyone, and the music landscape is becoming heavily saturated. In 2019 alone, 40,000 tracks were released every day and that number is increasing. Whether it be TikTok, Spotify, Apple Music, Reels, or YouTube, artists are finding new platforms to stream and promote their music. This article will discuss the top music distribution companies in 2023.
The big question: how exactly can you get your music out to audiences worldwide while making sure your voice isn’t crowded out amongst the masses? Step 1. Get yourself set up with established digital distributors!
There are a ton of distributors but they're not all created equal. Here are five we recommend to maximize value.
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2. Hitmaker Distro
Hitmaker Distro is one of the best when it comes to providing analytics about your music and overall streaming performance on all platforms. They also have a plethora of successful artists that have been known to use their platform from Hotboii, Jdot Breezy, KXNG Crooked, Bhad Bhabie and more! We have listed some of the major perks of using Hitmaker Distro below!
- Get your music playing in digital stores and streaming services across 100+ countries worldwide.
- Hitmaker Distro does not charge for any distribution costs and you retain 85% of your royalties.
- Find out exactly where fans are downloading and streaming your music.
One of the most popular (if not most established) music distributors out there, DistroKid is a subscription-based distributor where you get to hold 100% of your profits. With an unlimited amount of uploads, the $19.99 USD annual fee is a great option if you're the type of artist on a creative spree. Stop paying the annual fee, however, will result in all your music being removed.
What sets DistroKid apart from its competitors is the ability to split royalties. Whether you're looking out for your bandmates or need to compensate sessional musicians, DistroKid can automatically route any part of the earnings from any track to anyone. On top of that, the service also ensures that you receive the Spotify verified checkmark, YouTube official artist channel, and an Apple Music page - everything you'll need to stroke that artist ego of yours.
4. CD Baby
The OG distributor, CD Baby was the first to offer distribution to iTunes (you know that small platform before Apple Music?) and ranks high in popularity to this day. CD Baby starts at $9.95 USD per song and $29 per album, and while other platforms have a flat yearly fee with an unlimited amount of uploads, your music will be available for sale and streaming on every major site out there.
Unique among digital music distributors, CD Baby also offers physical music distribution. In the ever saturated market, what's a better way to distinguish yourself than offering your music in a tangible format to friends and fans worldwide.
Amuse is a full-fledged distribution service that moonlights as a record label (what better way to find talent than having them use your service to get their music out there!). If getting signed with a major label is how you envision your career, Amuse is probably the best option for you. But if you're looking to stick it to the man, Amuse is still a great option for independent distribution.
Amuse provides better optionality it when comes to pricing than the others. With three unique tiers, you can get started for free or go 'Pro' at $59.99 USD annually and get access to all the basics plus the opportunity to build your own label and have multiple artist profiles. The big downside, however, is the lack of a desktop version for their service - you'll have to get used to maxing out your daily allotted screen time.
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