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How to Get Your Music on Spotify - Top Music Distributors in 2022

In this article we've listed the top 15 music distribution services which can get your music on streaming services such as Spotify, Apple Music or Tidal. Let's get started!

1. Distrokid

Distrokid allows you to upload as many tracks as you want for a yearly membership fee. What’s good about them as well is that they take no commission from your music - you get all the money you earn from your music. 

Fee

Commission

Pros

Cons

$19.99

0%

✅ Unlimited uploads

✅ Good marketing tools

❌ Required yearly subscription

 

2. Ditto

Ditto is a bit like Distrokid - you pay one price a year and you’re able to upload as many songs as you wish with no commission. The difference is that they seem to have better revenue and analytics reports. However, they are a bit slower and don't support cover music.

Fee

Commission

Pros 

Cons 

$19 per year

0%

✅ Spotify playlist submissions

✅ Good marketing tools

❌ Slow distribution and support

❌ Doesn’t support cover music

 

3. LANDR

LANDR is a company which offers an automated mastering service. If you’re already their subscriber you can distribute your music to all streaming services for free. They also offer you possibilities to get your music on Spotify playlists which is very nice.

Fee

Commission

Pros 

Cons 

$0 - $89 per year

0%

✅ Offers automated mastering

✅ Spotify playlist submissions

❌ Commission on free plan

❌ Confusing pricing

 

4. Reverbnation

Reverbnation is a service meant mostly for bands, but electronic producers can use it too. They offer you very nice packages - for 20 bucks a month you get access to their distrubition, mailing list tools and awesome opportunities. They also have very good revenue and analytics reports.

Fee

Commission

Pros 

Cons 

$12.95 - $19.95 per month

0%

✅ Good marketing tools

❌ Usually not for electronic artists

 

5. Freshtunes

Freshtunes is one of the newer services here. They offer completely free distribution without commission. There's also an option to get objective feedback from an expert. 

Fee

Commission

Pros 

Cons 

None

0%

✅ Completely free platform

✅ Option to get professional feedback

❌ TikTok uploads not possible

 

6. Amuse

Amuse is another new player with completely free distribution. A great feature is the possibility to get signed to their label if your releases catch enough traction.

Fee

Commission

Pros 

Cons 

None

0%

✅ Playlist submissions

✅ Label deal possibilities

❌ Slow support

 

7. Stem

Stem in addition to music distribution gives you access to a direct representative to support you. You have to apply and get in though.

Fee

Commission

Pros 

Cons 

None

5%

✅ Direct representative for marketing

✅ Good marketing tools

❌ Not open to public, you need to get accepted

 

8. CD Baby

CD Baby was one of the first ever services to let DIY musicians release their music in a physical format like CD or Vinyl and get it to record shops around the world. Nowadays they also let you release music on streaming services and you can do it all in one place.

Fee

Commission

Pros 

Cons 

$9.95 per single - $29 per album

9%

✅ Physical distribution option

✅ Free marketing tools

❌ Always takes commission

 

9. Tunecore

Tunecore is the service for you if you’re interested in very good revenue and analytics reports. They’re very easy to use, detailed and helpful. 

Fee

Commission

Pros 

Cons 

$0 - $45 per album

15%

✅ Physical distribution option

✅ Good marketing tools

❌ Commission on free plan

❌ Poor support

 

10. AWAL

AWAL (Artists Without a Label) might be for you if you’re trying to get your music on Spotify playlists. They don’t take any fees for putting up your music on streaming services, but charge a 15% commission. Also, they offer one of the best analytics report tools of all.

 

Fee

Commission

Pros 

Cons 

None

15%

✅ Playlist submissions

✅ Music marketing help

❌ Not open to public, you need to get accepted

 

11. Repost Network

Repost Network is a distribution service by Soundcloud. They offer uploads to streaming services as well as playlist submissions, but you need to have a costly SoundCloud Pro subscription.

Fee

Commission

Pros 

Cons 

$10 - $30 per month

15%

✅ Ability to monetise SoundCloud tracks

✅ Playlist submissions

❌ Requires SoundCloud Pro Subscription

 

12. Routenote

Routenote offers distribution without having to pay anything upfront, as well as a handful of great analytics tools for tracking your audience statistics. However, the service isn't very fast when it comes to uploading tracks to streaming services.

Fee

Commission

Pros 

Cons 

None

15%

✅ Good analytics and marketing tools

❌ Slow distribution and support

 

13. Music Gateway

Music Gateway is a distributor that requires both a monthly fee and 25% commission. It offers fast uploads to streaming services, and among other features, you're able to get a Spotify "Verified" checkmark.

Fee

Commission

Pros 

Cons 

$7.50 - $37 per month

25%

✅ Fast distribution

✅ Spotify verified checkmark

❌ Requires subscription and takes commission

 

14. Symphonic

Symphonic takes 30% commission, but it doesn't require any fees. It offers great marketing tools and physical distribution. However, you need to apply to get in.

Fee

Commission

Pros 

Cons 

None

30%

✅ Physical distribution option

✅ Good marketing tools

❌ Not open to public, you need to get accepted

 

15. Boost Collective

Boost Collective is a new distributor that doesn't require any upfront fees. However, it takes the biggest commission of all the distributors above (45%).

Fee

Commission

Pros 

Cons 

None

45%

✅ No investment upfront

❌ Biggest commission

 

 



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