Music Distribution Companies And Their Royalty Systems
Digital music distribution is one of the most essential elements in the career of a Musician. This medium has replaced the traditional music distribution and has helped Musicians all over the world to copyright their music with a content ID and make money whenever people use their music digitally.
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Musicians, including music producers make money whenever people stream their music on streaming platforms such as Spotify, Apple music, Pandora, Shazam, tidal, Deezer, Boomplay, Audiomack, etc.
Musicians, including songwriters also make money whenever their songs are being used on radio, Tv, pubs, restaurants, etc, through a system called Sync royalties.
There are different music distribution companies that collect royalties on behalf of Musicians and according to several researches and experiences from music shareholders, none of the distribution companies pay the same royalties due to several factors. That brings us to the next lesson…
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What is a music distribution company?
A music distribution company is an agency that assists creative persons (Artists, songwriters, producers) to distribute their music to streaming platforms such as Spotify, Tidal, Pandora, shazam, Audiomack, Apple Music, iTunes, google play, etc.
NOTABLE MUSIC DISTRIBUTION COMPANIES IN THE WORLD.
Which one of these music distribution companies pays the most?
There are three basic features characterized with streaming royalty calculation. Read on…
Which of the music distribution companies pay Musicians the highest royalties?
A question most artists have been asking over the years, which music distribution company pay the highest royalties?
There are few factors to consider in the calculation of music streaming royalties.
The account used to stream the music (premium / free account)
When a user uses a premium Spotify account to stream your music, there is a probability of a higher royalty calculation as compared to the one who uses free account.
Country of stream
When your music had streams from tier one countries like United States, Canada, Germany, Luxembourg, Italy, Belgium, United Kingdom, etc, then you are guaranteed of higher royalties.
Duration of stream
The minutes users spends on streaming your music plays a major role in royalties calculation. The higher the audience retention , the higher your royalties.
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Conclusion / Advise
All the biggest distribution companies have unique features that the other might not have. For instance, Distrokid and Amuse have the split feature that help Musicians to share royalties amongst themselves on a single project where as other music distribution companies lack.
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It is advisable to distribute your songs with two or more distribution companies so that you can track and compare performances.
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