Here's a list of the best music distribution services around the world to help you make the best decision for your career.
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Amuse gets your music onto all the music stores and streaming platforms that matter, like Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, Tidal, Amazon Music, Deezer, Google Music, Shazam, and YouTube. For the full list of stores available when you upload your music through Amuse, click here.
The best part? Amuse is the only free music distribution service that lets you release music directly from your phone using our app. That means you can upload your track, artwork, and release info in just a few minutes, all from the palm of your hand, giving you more time for what matters most… music!
Once your release is live, you can keep track of your streams, and downloads, and get deep audience insights through the app's advanced analytics feature. As soon as the music stores pay out your royalties, you can withdraw your money straight through the app.
Distrokid is a music distribution service that gets your tracks onto all the major music stores and streaming platforms. Users pay a yearly fee of $19.99 to upload unlimited albums and songs and artists always keep 100% of their rights and royalties.
CD Baby distributes your music to 150+ streaming and download services around the world for a fee of $9.95 per single, $49 per album and 15% of your royalties. CD Baby also gives you access to key demographic and geographic data when you distribute your music using their service.
For a flat fee of $9.99 per single or $29.99 per album, Tunecore distributes your music to over 150 digital stores and streaming platforms. TuneCore artists keep 100% of the profits they earn from sales, downloads, and streaming revenue.
With unlimited releases starting from around $25 USD per year, Ditto distributes your music to over 200 stores, including all the major streaming platforms like Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube, and more. Ditto has three distribution packages available for music makers at every stage of their career - Artist, Professional, and Label. Ditto lets you keep 100% of your rights and royalties, has 24/7 artist support, and lets you track sales and trending data with daily analytics reports.
Record Union is a distribution platform that lets you register a free account and then charges you for every release. There are three distribution packages available depending on the number of stores you want your track delivered to, with single releases priced from $7. Record Union artists are charged per year for every music store or streaming platform they want their track added to and take 15% of all artist royalties.
Spinnup is an independent record label and music distribution service owned by Universal Music Group. You can sign up for free to use their social data dashboard and special artist features, but then you pay to release every track. Single releases start at $9.99 USD. SpinnUp delivers to 44 music stores and streaming platforms, artists keep 100% of their rights and royalties, and the top tracks uploaded from their platform are sent to the Universal Music Group A&R team, giving you a chance to be discovered and signed by their record label.
AWAL is a distro service that delivers your music to all the key stores and streaming platforms in over 200 territories worldwide. AWAL is free to join, but they take a minimum 15% share of all your streaming and download profits once your track is released. One of the major differences of AWAL is that they don’t automatically accept every artist who wants to join the platform. They believe that having a curated artist roster lets them support their artists with a higher quality of service.
While it’s free to distribute your music with UnitedMasters (they deliver your tracks to 30+ stores and streaming platforms, including all the majors like Spotify and YouTube), they do take 10% of the profit from your streams and downloads. Every artist has access to an analytics dashboard which tracks your real-time data.
One of the newest distro services on the scene is Level, which is currently available in beta and lets you release your music on Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, Amazon Music, Google Play, TIDAL, Pandora, Deezer and Napster. While still in Beta, you can distribute your music free of charge, but when the full platform is launched, Level will take 8% of each of your release royalties.
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