Why amuse Is Better Than Spotify Direct Upload

We broke down some of amuse's biggest pros, helping you choose the music distribution service that works best for you.

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Disclaimer 03/06/2021: It is no longer possible to upload music directly to Spotify. You will need to sign up with one of Spotify's preferred music distributors to submit your work.

So, you’re ready to release your music into the world but don’t know whether to distribute your track via Spotify Direct Upload or with a free music distribution service like amuse?

We broke down some of amuse’s biggest pros for independent artists, helping you choose the right music distribution service for you.

Get More Streams

Did you know that Spotify only accounts for 36% of all music streaming? When you only release music using Spotify Direct Upload, you’re missing out on streams from all the other major music streaming platforms. Release your music with amuse and we’ll make sure your music gets on all the majors like Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, Tidal, Amazon Music, Deezer, Shazam, YouTube, and more. Releasing your music with amuse means more streams and more royalties .

A Chance To Get Signed

Not only does amuse offer free music distribution, but we also offer record deals to artists we believe in. Releasing your music with amuse gives you a chance to be discovered by our global record label team. We use the data generated by our distribution platform to discover, sign and build rising talent. When we find an artist we believe in, we offer them a record deal that includes strategic planning, marketing, financing, branding, and PR.

Get Your Music Featured

Selected by amuse” is what we call our shout-outs on amuse’s social media accounts and Spotify playlist. When we discover a new song we love that’s been distributed with amuse, we make sure our community of music lovers hears it by sharing it across Instagram, Facebook, TwitterSpotify, and TikTok! For a chance to get featured, submit your track here, and don’t forget to tag us whenever you promo your track on social to up your odds of getting picked.

amuse Is Open For Everyone

While Spotify Direct Upload is available to artists by invitation only, amusebelieves that everyone deserves the chance to have their music heard by the world. That’s why we offer free music distribution for everyone. No matter how known or unknown you are as an artist, we help you get your music onto all the music stores and streaming platforms that matter. The best part? You keep 100% of your royalties and rights.  

Upload Music From Anywhere

amuse is the only free music distribution service that lets you release music direct from your computer or your phone. We give you the convenience to upload your tracks, artwork, and release info in just a few minutes, from wherever you are, giving you more time for what matters most… music! Once your release is live, you can keep track of your streams, downloads, and audience daily from the app. As soon as the music stores pay out your royalties, you can also withdraw your money with one simple tap.

Get Paid Faster

The streaming services usually pay out royalties 2-3 months after the streams happen. A Spotify stream in February shows in April. Most distributors will only be able to pay out royalties based on the DSPs payout system, but at amuse we offer a way to get paid faster with Early Access. 

Early Access is an automatic data-calculated payout feature that allows you to have access to your royalties from weeks to months earlier than stores’ payout based on artists’ upcoming royalties. All amuse users who make consistent earnings with their royalties are eligible for Early Access. Once we're sure of the exact royalties you're due, we're able to provide you with an individually tailored offer to withdraw the money today.

The best part? You keep 100% of your rights to your masters.

Ready to get started? Sign up to amuse to release your music for free.


Update July 2019: Spotify has decided to discontinue the Beta Program. Read more about it here