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DistroKid brings Dolby Atmos to independent artists | by DistroKid | Jul, 2021

DistroKid brings Dolby Atmos to independent artists | by DistroKid | Jul, 2021

Starting today, DistroKid members can upload songs mixed in Dolby Atmos® to Apple Music and TIDAL For artists, Dolby Atmos is a new way to think about mixing: Instead of panning tracks left-ish and right-ish as a typical stereo mix, with Atmos each track is its own “object” that you can move around 3D space …

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Introducing Automated Royalty Splits, Now With Recoupments!

Introducing Automated Royalty Splits, Now With Recoupments!

In 2017, DistroKid launched Splits (original post here) as a super-easy way to automatically split any percent of earnings, from any track, with anyone. You can split with producers, featured artists, and any of the musicians or collaborators who worked on the song — and they’ll get paid automatically. Splits have already been added to …

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Don’t put your music at risk

Don’t put your music at risk

Click farm As your trusted partner, we wanted to take a moment to warn you about some deceptive ads we’ve recently seen for illegitimate promotion services. Don’t use any music promotion company that sells playlist placements, or claims they can increase your streams. These companies are likely using illegitimate practices (such as streaming fraud) without …

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Get your music into Snapchat, only with DistroKid | by Philip Kaplan | Mar, 2021

Get your music into Snapchat, only with DistroKid | by Philip Kaplan | Mar, 2021

Snapchat! It’s one of the most popular apps in the world: more than 265 million daily active users send 5 billion posts (“Snaps”) to each other every day. Snapchat recently launched a new featured called Sounds on Snapchat that lets its users easily add music to Snaps. Today, we’re excited to announce a partnership with …

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New partnership helps DistroKid members connect with fans on Twitch | by Philip Kaplan | Feb, 2021

New partnership helps DistroKid members connect with fans on Twitch | by Philip Kaplan | Feb, 2021

Starting today, DistroKid is partnering with Twitch to offer qualifying DistroKid members — who have shown a level of dedication and success in music — the opportunity to join the Twitch Affiliate Program. The Twitch Affiliate Program is open to Twitch streamers who meet select qualifications, and allows those who qualify to further build a …

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Introducing “DistroKid Upstream,” the world’s first matchmaking service that helps artists & labels find each other | by Philip Kaplan | Jan, 2021

Introducing “DistroKid Upstream,” the world’s first matchmaking service that helps artists & labels find each other | by Philip Kaplan | Jan, 2021

Today I’m excited to announce “DistroKid Upstream.” Many artists want to stay independent. But some don’t. For artists who are interested in signing with a record label, we’ve built Upstream. Upstream is a matchmaking service that helps artists looking for labels, and labels looking for artists, to find each other. It’s free, optional, 100% artist-friendly …

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The proliferation of disingenuous music marketing & playlisting services | by Philip Kaplan | Jan, 2021

The proliferation of disingenuous music marketing & playlisting services | by Philip Kaplan | Jan, 2021

Recently, Spotify removed music from their service due to suspected “artificial streams.” These takedowns were distributor-agnostic and affected music from all distributors (not just DistroKid). And though DistroKid wasn’t involved in the takedowns, we exist to help artists. So I figured a “behind-the-scenes” look at how artificial streaming most commonly happens can shed light, and …

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Announcing! DistroKid artists can upload looping videos to Spotify

Announcing! DistroKid artists can upload looping videos to Spotify

Hello! If you use DistroKid to distribute your music, now when someone listens to your song on Spotify (mobile app), you can show them a video! …instead of regular album art. Spotify calls it “Canvas,” it’s cool, and available to all DistroKid members (for free) starting today. The easiest way to upload your video to …

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