The Best Music Distribution Services

The Best Music Distribution Services in 2024

If you’re an independent artist trying to navigate the music industry without having to go through a record label, finding a way to make your music accessible is essential. That’s where music distribution comes in. But with so many music distribution platforms to choose from, it might be hard to find the right one for you. 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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What is music distribution?

Up until recently, many artists needed a record label to get their music out there. But now, with times changing, music distribution services have opened up different avenues for independent artists. Taking your music and delivering it to digital platforms like Spotify, Apple Music, TikTok, Instagram has never been easier due to the music distribution services available today. Think of music distribution as the bridge between the music you make, and the people that get to listen to it.  

9 best music distribution companies in 2024

Because we believe in supporting independent artists through their career journey, no matter if you’re an Amuse user or not, we wanted to provide a list of the best music distribution services around the world to help you make the best decision for you and your career. 

At Amuse, we believe that anyone and everyone should be able to release their music, paving the way for a new generation of artists. That's why we offer different tiers with features to support you as you grow.

But we'll let you be the one to choose which company is best for you. Here's a list of some of the biggest music distribution companies in 2024.

1) Amuse

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Amuse is your one-stop shop, providing flexible funding and licensing deals, digital music distribution, and additional services to the self-releasing and independent artist community around the world for as little as $19.99 (among one of the cheapest plans compared to all of our competitors). Amuse distributes your music on all platforms like Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, TikTok, Instagram, 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.

With Amuse Boost or Pro, you get unlimited releases, fast deliveries, royalty advances, 24h support, and so much more. With our mobile app, 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.

The best part? You keep 100% of your rights and royalties!

2) Distrokid

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 $22.99 to upload unlimited albums and songs and artists always keep 100% of their rights and royalties.  

3) CD Baby

CD Baby distributes your music to 150+ streaming and download services around the world for a fee of $9.99 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.

4) Tunecore

For a flat fee of $19.99 per single or $34.99 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.

5) Ditto

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.

6) Record Union

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 $14. 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.


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.

8) United Masters

While UnitedMasters offers free music distribution, their paid plan starts at $59.99 per year (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.

9) Level

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. With Level, you get to keep 100% of your rights and royalties.

Ready to get started? Try out Amuse to start releasing your music.