There is no better option than DistroKid if you want to release your music quickly and easily across all the major platforms. This user-friendly and affordable solution makes it simple to do so.
I’m going to walk you through the process of uploading your first song to Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music, Google Play & YouTube Music, Amazon, Pandora, Deezer, Tidal, Napster, iHeartRadio, ClaroMsica, Saavn, MediaNet and over 150 other smaller outlets. Today I’ll show you just how simple it is to use. As a single artist, you can upload as many projects or solo tracks as you like for only $19.99 a year.
Setting Up Your DistroKid Account
1. Fill Out Your Contact Information
You must first enter your contact information when signing up before proceeding to the next stage.
2. Uploading Your Music
You can select from a wide range of platforms that DistroKid uploads to ; by default, all options are checked, so this is where you uncheck those that you don’t want to post your music to.
Choose how many songs you want to submit, indicate to DistroKid whether or not your song has been released before by selecting yes or no, and then provide your artist name.
3. Upload Your Artwork
The artwork for your project is uploaded next; the preferred format is.jpg, and the ideal dimensions are 3000 pixels wide by 3000 pixels high.
4. Upload Your First Track
It’s now time to enter your track information. Choose your file type, preferably WAV for maximum quality, and whether or not you wrote the song. If your song contains explicit lyrics, pick yes or no.
DistroKid offers some helpful hints for titling your music. Capitalization and punctuation are things to be mindful of.
5. Adding Extras
“Youtube Money” is a great option to help you easily utilize Youtube Content ID for $4.95 a year plus 20% of Youtube Ad Revenue, DistroKid will manage all revenues made when people use your music in Youtube videos for $4.95 a year plus 20% of Youtube Ad Revenue, DistroKid will manage all revenues made when people use your music in Youtube videos.
Adding YouTube Money as an add-on is, without a doubt, the simplest way to get money from YouTube without joining their partner program.
The Store Maximizer and the Shazam & iPhone Siri choices are two of my favorite extra features.