Release Your Music To Streaming
These days, it’s easier than ever as an independent artist to release your music to streaming services including Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, YouTube, TikTok, Deezer, Pandora, and more.
As an independent artist, digital distribution has become essential in order to reach all your potential fans. Music distribution platforms can grow your visibility. They can get your music heard by as many people as possible and get you paid for your music.
The important thing to note is music distribution platforms will make your music available. However, they don’t make your music discoverable. That part is up to you, and that’s where DropTrack can help with music promotion.
Sell Your Music Independently
In addition to streaming services, independent musicians can sell their music in retail music stores including iTunes, Amazon, Beatport, and more.
Monetize on YouTube
Independent artists can also get paid when people listen to their music on YouTube.
Which Music Distributor Is Best?
Some of the top independent music distributors are CD Baby, Distrokid, Ditto Music, and Tunecore.
Our partner LANDR Distribution created this infographic to help compare independent music distributors.
Release Your Music To Streaming in 2021
The chart above compares the most popular services for digital music distribution in 2021. The top music distribution companies in 2021 are CD Baby, Distrokid, Ditto Music, and Tunecore.
How to Release Your Music Through a Record Label
Even though there are a lot of options for independent artists to sell their music online directly such as the music distribution companies listed above, there are still benefits and reasons why an artist may want to get signed by a record label instead. A record label is able to distribute your music for you, as well as help with marketing and promotion. If you want to release your music through a record label, here is a list of record labels accepting demo submissions.