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Digital music distribution: how to get your tracks on Spotify and Co.

How to upload your tracks on Spotify, TikTok and more, and easily and intuitively digitally release your music!

Published on
August 18, 2022
Author
Maïa Heidling
Marketing Lead

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Are you an artist and want to get your music heard? The first step is to release your music to the leading streaming, download and social media platforms. This way, you won‘t only increase your chances of growing your listenership, but also give other users the opportunity to use your music in their own videos/stories on Instagram, Facebook or TikTok. This will help you build a loyal fan base and you’ll be compensated for the use of your music.

In order for your music to become available on the major platforms (Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube, Tidal, etc.) where your music can be streamed or downloaded, you must go through a digital distributor. In other words, you can't go to Spotify & co. directly, asking them to release your music, which is why working with a distributor is a must.

MusicHub easily gets you and your music onto the leading streaming, download and social media platforms. We’re open to all music creators, newcomers and established artists alike.

If you’re an independent artist, you will most likely be the one using our music platform. However, if you are represented by a label or have a management team on your side, they will do the work for you.

How does it work exactly?

The whole process is intuitive and the navigation simple. As a user of the platform, you first add all the relevant metadata related to your release (title, artist/band name, language of the release title, primary genre, etc.), then you upload your .JPG artwork and your track(s) as WAV audio file(s), select the platforms you want your music to be available on, and shortly after (max. 2 weeks) your music will go live and be ready to be discovered! The MusicHub Tracks page also gives you the option to create a track list and easily organise and manage your tracks.

Without a distributor, you would have to deal with each platform individually and enter the same data over and over again, which would be very time-consuming and make it difficult to coordinate your releases (it’s also not possible). We simplify this process for you!

With MusicHub, you retain full control over your creative freedom and the rights to your recordings. 90% of the earnings generated from your recordings through streaming and download platforms end up directly with you.

In case you get stuck or need assistance setting up your release, our customer support team is available 5 days a week from Monday to Friday (10am-6pm).

What do you get out of it?

We deliver your music to the following platforms through our distribution partner: Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer, Napster, Amazon Music, Tidal, YouTube Music and YouTube Content ID, as well as Instagram, Facebook and TikTok. As we build our platform based on the needs of our users, we take your suggestions into account and add new DSPs (Digital Service Providers) on an ongoing basis.

DISCOVERABILITY

Distributing your music digitally will increase the chance that your artist profile and tracks will be discovered, listened to and even featured in specific playlists. This way you will be able to reach the whole world and present yourself as an artist, which plays a crucial part in your branding and identity building.

If you're looking for tips on how to promote your music on your own, check out our article on DIY music promotion.

INSIGHTS

Once you have released your music, you will get access to detailed statistics and an analysis of your streams and downloads. You will be able to analyse your listenership and see where and how often your music is played. You will also see how your tracks are performing in general, which will help you measure your success and adapt your long term strategy.

PAYOUTS

Your payouts are flexible, meaning you can transfer the royalties you’ve earned to your bank account whenever you want.

How do you get started?

If you want to start releasing your music, you can create your free MusicHub account here: https://app.music-hub.com/register. Once you decide to release, you can use MusicHub for 5€ a month. If you’re a GEMA member, you won’t pay any monthly subscription fee to use MusicHub and you’ll be able to register your works and monitor where they’re being played in public, using GEMA Work Declaration and Soundfile Upload. The latter allows GEMA, with your permission, to monitor where your tracks are played on TV/radio, in clubs or in ads, in order to attribute your royalties accurately. Find out more about this here.

We look forward to welcoming you to the MusicHub community!

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