The platform you use isn't a major concern because most distribution networks can transmit your music to all major streaming services. When looking for distribution services, keep in mind that there are major disparities in what services distribution networks offer, their price, and their royalty payments.
Let's take a look at some of the most prevalent distribution systems.
- Price: Monthly plans start at $4.
- Pros: It gives you access to all major streaming services and pays you 100% of your streaming royalties, making it one of the more affordable solutions.
- Cons: Ads for Landr's flagship product, mastering software, might be annoying, especially if you're a seasoned producer who doesn't need the software.
- Price: Every single plan starts at $9.99 per year.
- Pros: It comes with a set of tools to assist musicians in preparing, promoting, and selling their songs. Additionally, the artist receives 100 percent of streaming earnings.
- Cons: The price structure is a bit confusing. Because you're charged per song, per year, you're more likely to pay out more than you receive in.
3. CD Baby
- Plans start at $9.95 per month for a single user.
- Pros: Access to Show.co, a music marketing tool, as well as CD and vinyl distribution, allowing you to effortlessly sell physical versions of your music alongside digital downloads.
- Cons: Pays the artist a lesser percentage of streaming royalties (91%) than competing providers.
- Free of charge
- Pros: It's the most cost-effective option. It's quite simple to use, and it's ideal for little artists. Amuse also functions as a record company, giving artists the opportunity to be found. The artist receives 100% of the streaming revenues.
- Cons: Only available as a mobile app; there is no PC version. In comparison to other services, the features are severely limited.