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  • Writer's pictureEsther Bae

A Comparison Of The Best Digital Distribution Companies In Music

Are you an independent artist? Do you know where to distribute your music? Here's what you need to know.

1. CDBaby

  • No yearly fees or cancellation fees.

  • Takes a 9% cut of your royalties.

  • Can sell music on your website.

  • Provides helpful information in terms of uploading my music

  • Takes 30% for YouTube distribution .

2. Tunecore

  • Lets you retain 100% of my sales revenue. An entire album for $29.99 for the first year.

  • Charges an additional $20 per album per year.

  • Can keep 100% of my music rights.

  • Can use your earnings to pay for services on Tunecore.

  • Doesn’t allow you to get your music into film or TV.

3. DistroKid

  • Charges only $19.99 per year.

  • Some of the add-ons are more expensive than the subscription.

  • Allows you to upload unlimited songs and albums.

  • Provides unlimited free backups of my music

  • Relatively new company.

**Personal Opinion: Are you a newly distributed artist? I recommend DistroKid. Although it is a relatively small and new company than the other two, the cost seems to be reasonable and affordable. Also, you want to keep your options for the future. Things like YouTube and films can be useful platforms for your music.



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