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Uploading Music to DistroKid.com to get on iTunes, Spotify etc.

Uploading Music to DistroKid.com to get on iTunes, Spotify etc.

comment for free sound kitUpdate Jan. 10, 2018:

Here’s how the upload process went:

Here’s the original video showing how Distrokid works:

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I was holding out for a while to get my Beat Tapes onto Spotify.

Anyways, I finally found some time over the holidays to upload my music to one of these online music distributors, and get it out there to the world 😉

So why’d I choose DistroKid?

Upload Unlimited Albums/Songs

I really liked this feature.

Even though DistroKid is a yearly plan, this still gives you the peace of mind that any music you feel is ready to release to the public is just a quick upload away to have your music in all these online stores!

Keep 100% of your Royalties

If your song starts to go big, you’ll be really happy DistroKid provides this option of keeping all of your earnings.

If your song only gets a couple thousand streams a year, a 10% commission on your royalties sure doesn’t seem like much.

But imagine your song did go big.

Let’s say you made $10,000 from that song in one year.

That’d be $1,000 you give away! (And this will never stop.)

So that’s why keeping 100% of your royalties is such a strong point to go with DistroKid.

Other Miscellaneous Benefits

They claim to be in stores 10-20x faster. (I can’t make any claims to this, but many online people have said so.)

I can’t really use my timing as a comparison because I uploaded at a slow time of the year when most people go on holidays; right before the New Year! 😉

(They also communicate quite well with their customers on social media either with their helpful quick videos, or letting you know about their hours etc. I was also in no rush to get my music out there, as I finally made up my mind to release my music onto these online stores.)

Cons that I Found with DistroKid

Now where DistroKid is quite affordable and gives you 100% of royalties.. they sure seem to make up for it on their add-ons lol

Like for example, they don’t include Shazam in their pricing!

They currently charge $0.99 per song, per year! – That can really add up..

Also, if you ever stop paying your yearly fee to DistroKid.com, your music comes down unless you select their option to ‘Leave a legacy’, which is currently a fee of $49! (Plus paying your monthly fee still..)

Conclusion abot DistroKid.com

So why’d I choose DistroKid?

Again, I really liked the unlimited uploads feature and 100% royalties option.

If I can cover the cost of my yearly account in terms of sales/streams per year, then this really is a great option to select.

But if you feel your music is not going to ever grow lol, then these one-time payment options where they take some of your commission could be more affordable in the long-run.

If you do decide to use DistroKid, you can save 7% by using this link!

Hope my walk-through with you was useful 🙂

About The Author

GratuiTous

GratuiTous is a Christian music producer striving to perfect his skills as a beatmaker, mixer, and mastering engineer. His articles strive to keep things simple, yet touch on the topic complex enough to have a decent understanding. He also releases email series such as his FL Studio Beginner's Series, or FL Studio Crash Course series.

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