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Five demands to stick to when choosing a distributor

As an artist, you should be able to move to a different digital distributor at any given time. You may find another distributor offering a better deal, or you may simply want a change. Increasingly though, it has become commonplace for artists to become stuck in deals with distributors and has often been difficult for those artists to break free and broaden their options. When enlisting anyone external to aid you in distributing your music, it is vitally important to ensure that you are clear on what you expect from them early on. Before any contract is signed, both parties should be completely certain of what they can expect. We’ve taken a closer look at exactly what you should demand of your digital distributor. A music distributor acts as the middleman between you/your label and streaming platforms etc. in exchange for a proportion of your revenue. It is their job to sell your music, connecting with consumers by putting your music on major platforms like Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, and Beatport. Some of the world’s leading music distributors are; LANDR, CD Baby, TuneCore, Ditto Music, Loudr, Record Union, MondoTunes, and Reverbnation. As you can see, there is a huge array of options out there, making choosing a distributor even more difficult. The plus is, you can always change your mind. […]

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