Ten Music Distributors That Will Get Your Music to The Right Audience. Part 2

 In our last blog post on the Ten Music Distributors That Will Get Your Music to The Right Audience. Part 1, we briefly delved into the history of music distribution and what music distribution is all about and how music was distributed before the advent of digital distributing platforms.


Just as we promised you, here is the Ten Music Distributors That Will Get Your Music to The Right Audience. Part 2!!!

1. STEM 

This company makes royalty payment amazingly easy as the startup handles them for the various musicians involved. All you need to do is simply sign the various team members up for an account (The Producer, Songwriters etc) and decide the ratio of the revenue split between the parties. STEM pays every party involved according to the set deal once when the music start generating revenue. STEM takes only 5% which is an incredibly low sum compared to other distributors. Your music will be distributed to the major streaming platforms and stores.




This is a digital music distribution platform founded in 2007 by Steven Fich and Rolf Munding with base in Great Britain. They offer both premium and free plan. With the free plan, ROUTENOTE take 15% commission of your earnings but with the premium plan, you get to keep 100% of your earnings. It offers you the choice to switch between the paid and free plan. Your music will be distributed to over 200 different shops and streaming services with many Asian and Chinese stores included.







This is the replacement for Loudr.fm which was shut down in 2016. They offer almost free YouTube Music, Apple Music and Spotify distribution and charge 15% of your download and streaming revenue. One of the great thing about using their service is that it include RevSplitter which enables artists to add splits for music collaborators during the upload process. And this enable every Produceer or Songwriter, Artist to get paid for their work. They distribute music to the following:
  • iTunes/Apple Music
  • Spotify
  • Google play/YouTube music
  • Deezer
  • Amazon
  • Pandora
  • Facebook/Instagram
  • Yandex
  • Netease
  • Tencent
  • TikTok




Originally a digital mastering platform and one of the cheapest ways to master your tunes and get them readsy for distribution. At its most basic, LANDR allows you to upload and distribute Ten songs ( either on their own or as an album) to the biggest and most important outlets for just $1/month(less than a cup of Coffee).



Music distribution service as well as independent record label founded 2015 in Stockholm Diego Farias, Andreas Ahlenius, Jimmy Brodd, Christian Wilsson, and Guy Parry. It is App based and 100% free!!! All you need do is download the app on your PC or mobile and upload your music and get your songs distributed to Spotigy, Apple Music, and iTunes in just a few days. You can upload your tracks in .WAV format via IOS or Android App. You also need a Google Drive, Dropbox or iCloud account. You can only send your songs to them with any of the above. It may take upto a month for yoyr songs to be released with the free plan.

6. AWAL


Founded in 2003 and owned by the  Kobalt Music Group. It represents more than 4000 Artists and Labels  globally. It's music aggregator service is App based and invite-only. You can submit your own music to them but Awal wiil review your sound quality, social media reach, press releases and Spotify plays from the past. Awal distributes your music to 200 territories and many download shops and streaming services.



Though relatively new and has been offering its services since 2018. It allows you to publish your music on music streaming portals without upfront costs. They take 15% of your earnings in exchange for their service but you can opt for the paid plan which will be a monthly recurring fee and hence you keep 100% of your earnings. It has a global coverage and publishes your music to over 35 online shops and major streaming platforms.



A free music aggregator with zero fees, hence they charge no percentage of your earnings. All you have to do is to upload your music and 24hrs after your music has been reviewed it will be immediately sent to Spotify, iTunes, Deezer and other shops (a total of 14 streaming and download services). They offer a pre-order function as well and promote your next release via Facebook and YouTube.




They distribute your music to major platforms such as Apple Music, iTunes, Spotify, YouTube, SoundCloud etc. Their minimum threshold for you to be able to withdraw your earnings is $50,000 which will be deposited to your PayPal on monthly basis.



With the starter plan, they keep 10% of your earnings and for lite plan it will cost $19 for a yearly subscription to keep 100% of your earnings. They distribute your music to all the major platforms.

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I wish you the best of Luck in your music career.......
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