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Best way to distribute my music to Spotify, Itunes, Amazon ECT? Secondly, how can I protect my songs prior to releasing them?
November 27, 2011 6:49 PM   Subscribe

Best way to distribute my music to Spotify, Itunes, Amazon ECT? Secondly, how can I protect my songs prior to releasing them?

Title pretty much explains the entire (2) questions.

There seems to be so many music distribution companies out there.
I need to find a good reputable one that specializes in Spotify as I've noticed many don't offer it yet.
posted by audio to Work & Money (6 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
 
Are you an artist or part of a label representing multiple artists? If it's the latter I can't recommend IODA enough. They've been wonderful to my (tiny) label. I know people like TuneCore (and there appears to be some kind of sale going on for individual album releases at their site) but I have no direct experience with them.
posted by mintcake! at 7:02 PM on November 27, 2011


On protecting; you can't. iTunes uses m4a, and Amazon Music uses mp3. Both of them can be freely copied. You can either have protected music, or listeners. Choose one.
posted by scruss at 4:32 AM on November 28, 2011 [2 favorites]


how can I protect my songs prior to releasing them?

By embedding a website address and suggested donation amount in the comments tag, then releasing them in a format that doesn't require recoding to be useful. You can't stop people ripping and redistributing your stuff, but if you make it so that redistribution doesn't require ripping then the version that ends up in wide circulation is more likely to be the one that directs revenue in your direction.
posted by flabdablet at 4:44 AM on November 28, 2011 [2 favorites]


Lots of my favourite music comes from Bandcamp, for what that's worth.
posted by flabdablet at 4:46 AM on November 28, 2011


CD Baby will get your music on iTunes/etc.
posted by troywestfield at 5:44 AM on November 28, 2011


Take a look at the new google music too; it looks like its set up for indie artists to sell their stuff... lifehacker link
posted by stratastar at 1:34 PM on November 28, 2011


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