Music distribution is an essential part of music promotion. This means that once you finished you track or record you most likely would want to make it available to your fans and potentially to make than buy your music. In this article, we will review the basics of music distribution to help you understand what it is and how it works. Music distribution has taken its stage in mediums for the first time back in 2015, traditionally distributors make it possible to have your records in stores around the world and labels made people go and buy them. It is a system that is still working but the roles have changed thanks to internet big changes came as to how people consume music.
The new era of music distribution cuts the middleman, making it much easier to make your music available to everyone an not only that it helps you as an artist to keep all of your royalties. The main music distribution platforms are Spotify, Itunes and Google Play. So what before used to take a lot of effort and time, now is just a couple of clicks away. Following you will find a list of music distribution companies, remember that keeping your royalties is key and please do read and find out which is suitable for what you want, you might find hidden fees: LANDR, TuneCore, Ditto Music, iMusician, CD Baby and Loudr are some of the most known distributors.
So be strategic and make your music available to everyone. Setting up your music online is the best way to start because its easy, fast and cost-effective. Many of the online music distributors don’t have exclusivity deals making you the complete owner of your music and you’re free to end agreements any time. Today more than 50% of the global music industry revenue is made from digital sales.