The online distribution of your music is a very complex issue. If you’ve never gone through the process before, you’re my target. I did the research for you.
First things first, let me catch you up with the basics.
Distribution gets your finished work to the audience. Right now, I’ll only cover digital distribution, due to its advantages to independent artists. But since physical distribution is by far not a thing of the past, I’ll cover that in a later post.
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When talking about digital distribution, we mostly refer to placing music with services like ITunes, Spotify, TuneCore, CD Baby, Reverbnation and more. Services like Soundcloud etc. will not be included in this post, since it’s not meant to be a sales platform.
As I mentioned in a previous post (curious?!), you should always use the option of selling your music on your own website as well. There are several options out there that save you the inconvenience of having to pay a sales commission!
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