Music Distribution Companies

The following is an alphabetical list of the best music distribution companies. Most are open to all musicians and they will either send your music to streaming services or make it available on their own proprietary streaming platforms. Some also allow you to sell CDs, t-shirts and other merchandise.

Amuse – Music distribution to Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music, Deezer and Tidal streaming and download services. Free to join and artist’s keep 100% of royalties. At their discretion, Amuse will sign some artists for a profit split.

Audius – Music streaming platform. Build a fanbase, share your works in progress, and then publish your completed tracks on one decentralized platform.

Awal – Music distribution to streaming and download services. YouTube monetization. Free to join and they take 15% commission of the artist’s revenue.

Bandcamp – Music is released only to the website’s audience. They do not release to streaming and download services. Free to join and they take 10-15% of digital sales and 10% on physical goods.

Catapult – Music distribution to all major Streaming Companies. $25 setup fee for album ($9 for single) artist’s keep 91% of royalties.

CD Baby – Music distribution to streaming and download services. They charge $9.95 to $69 per release depending on singles/albums and standard/pro service. YouTube monetization and Sync licensing for TV, film and games. They take 9% of digital distribution sales and have other fees for CD and Vinyl sales.

DistroKid – Music distribution to streaming and download services. They charge $19.99 per year for unlimited releases and take 0% commission of the artist’s revenue. DistroKid has a lot of upsells that other companies offer for free so you may end up spending much more than $19.99.

Ditto Music – Music distribution to streaming and download services. They charge $19.99 per year for unlimited releases and take 0% commission of the artist’s revenue.

El Distro – Music distribution to streaming and download services based in Ireland.

Fresh Tunes – (details coming soon)

Horus Music – Music digital and physical distribution and label services. They charge from £20 (pounds) per year for unlimited releases and take 0% commission of the artist’s revenue. YouTube monetisation.

iMusician – Music distribution to streaming and download services as well as niche shops. They have multiple plans charging one-time fees from $5 to $29 for a single and $19 to $89 for an album and they take from 0% to 30% commission depending on what plan you pick. They also have a yearly option.

JTVdigital – Music distribution to streaming and download services. They charge 0.5 € (euro) per track upload and 0.2 € per track delivery per store/streaming service and take 10% commission of the artist’s revenue. They also offer other services a la carte.

Landr – Online music software for creators: music mastering, music distribution to streaming and download services from $6 to $39 per month for their Master and Release plans and from $2 to $6 per month for their release only plans and they take 0% of the artist’s revenue. They offer yearly plans at a savings. YouTube monetization. Cover songs allowed.

Level Music – Music distribution to streaming and download services. They offer plans from free to $20 per year and take 0% commission of artist’s revenue.

Music Diffusion – Music distribution to streaming and download services. Plans range from free to 15,99 € (euro) and they take 10% of the artist’s revenue.

Musicinfo – (details coming soon)

New Wave Distribution – Music distribution to streaming and download services. No annual fee and they take 15% of the artist’s revenue.

Record Union – Music distribution to streaming and download services. Pricing starts at $7 per year for 1 to 2 songs and 15% commission of the artist’s revenue.

Reverbnation – Music community. List events, shows, and more. Music distribution to streaming and download services. They offer plans from free to $19.95 per month. Only the $19.95 plan offers distribution and they take 0% commission.

Songdew – Music distribution to streaming and download services.

Songroute – Music distribution to streaming services. Playlist pitching and YouTUbe monetization. Based in Nigeria.

SoundCloud – Music distribution to streaming and download services.

Spinn Up – Music distribution to streaming and download services. They charge $9.99 per year for a single and $39.99 per year for an album and take 0% commission of the artist’s revenue.

Stem – Music distribution to all major streaming services. Must apply to be accepted.

Symphonic – Music distribution to streaming and download services. They take 15% of the artist’s revenue. They also offer other services a la carte.

The Orchard – Music distribution to streaming and download services as well as physical locations.

Topspin – Direct-to-fan sales and marketing platform for promoting and selling music, films, merchandise and tickets. From $9.99 to $99.99 per month. They do not release to streaming and download services.

TuneCore – Music distribution to streaming and download services. They charge $9.99 per year for a single and $49.99 per year for an album and they take 0% commission of the artist’s revenue.

United Masters – Music distribution services and facilitator of unique partnerships between artists and the brands.

The information on this page is subject to change so check with each service directly for the latest pricing and service information.

Photo by Jamakassi

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