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Re: How do you choose your music distributor - e.g. CD Baby, DistroKid, TuneCore?

Postby tavasti » Sat Sep 01, 2018 9:02 pm

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tavasti wrote:I personally use routenote, it is free, and I get 85% of income. In my case this far, that missing 15% would not be many cents :-)

I've tried to use routenote (I used your referral code) but I can't upload an album, when I try only some tracks are accepted and gives me this:

Upload Failed. Please check to make sure your mp3 is encoded to
320kbps and 44100Khz.

This was with flac at 16bit 44.1khz, and also mp3 same rates at 320kbps. I found a forum post about tags being a problem but I followed the advice but still the same.

Is there something I'm doing wrong?

Most likely yes, I remember hitting that same error message once with file I got directly from landr.com (tried that for mastering). How did you create your mp3 file?
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Re: How do you choose your music distributor - e.g. CD Baby, DistroKid, TuneCore?

Postby sysrqer » Sun Sep 02, 2018 12:34 pm

All of my files would have been exported directly from various DAWs and then converted to MP3 with deadbeef or FFmpeg.

I managed to upload one album but two others kept failing. I was using firefox and decided to give chromium a try and sure enough they uploaded straight away with no problems so it seems that routenote doesn't like firefox for some reason.

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Postby tavasti » Sun Sep 02, 2018 1:43 pm

sysrqer wrote:All of my files would have been exported directly from various DAWs and then converted to MP3 with deadbeef or FFmpeg.

I managed to upload one album but two others kept failing. I was using firefox and decided to give chromium a try and sure enough they uploaded straight away with no problems so it seems that routenote doesn't like firefox for some reason.

Strange, I've uploaded mine with firefox (2 tracks)
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Re: How do you choose your music distributor - e.g. CD Baby, DistroKid, TuneCore?

Postby Jeax » Sun Sep 02, 2018 1:56 pm

How do you yall deal with split-payments? CD Baby doesn't have it and Distrokid charges anyone with an account.
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Re: How do you choose your music distributor - e.g. CD Baby, DistroKid, TuneCore?

Postby sadko4u » Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:13 am

I've used Tunecore for publishing music.
They additionally provide ISRC code to all recordings you upload, that was a good feature for me.
About money - my recordings aren't so popular that they returned all my investments.

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Postby Jeax » Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:33 pm

I found that Sounddrop does free auto-splitting. It took a lot of emails and a few articles to get a handle on music distribution services and fees.
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Postby sysrqer » Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:36 pm

I read today that spotify is going to allow artists to upload their music directly.

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Postby Jeax » Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:08 am

That's odd. You'd still need a ISRC at least to make $, though, right ?
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Re: How do you choose your music distributor - e.g. CD Baby, DistroKid, TuneCore?

Postby Luc » Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:05 pm

This may be relevant:

Spotify opens the floodgates: artists can now upload tracks direct to the streaming platform for FREE
https://www.musicbusinessworldwide.com/ ... -for-free/

Game changer?

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Postby tavasti » Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:54 pm

Luc wrote:This may be relevant:

Spotify opens the floodgates: artists can now upload tracks direct to the streaming platform for FREE
https://www.musicbusinessworldwide.com/ ... -for-free/

Game changer?

Might be, althou right now you can get your music to spotify, itunes, deezer, etc for free, but most of the people don't know it.

My music (one test track) is in all those places, and also youtube will collect money for my music. All that is missing for profit is listeners :-)
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Postby Jeax » Sat Sep 22, 2018 3:23 pm

Might be, althou right now you can get your music to spotify, itunes, deezer, etc for free, but most of the people don't know it.


How?
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Postby tavasti » Sat Sep 22, 2018 3:49 pm

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Might be, althou right now you can get your music to spotify, itunes, deezer, etc for free, but most of the people don't know it.


How?

Publisihing your music with routenote.com (if you want to support me for this tip, register with my referal code 2f750c92) or I suppose there are few others also. You won't get all royalties for yourself, but if it starts to look like you are getting sales/listen so much that 15% of royalties is too much, then switch to paid plan.
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Postby Jeax » Sat Sep 22, 2018 4:58 pm

I do remember you giving that option. I don't plan on going with them just because of how little platforms they distribute to compared to others. Regardless, its good to know of the many available options.
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Postby tavasti » Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:50 pm

Jeax wrote:I do remember you giving that option. I don't plan on going with them just because of how little platforms they distribute to compared to others. Regardless, its good to know of the many available options.

What do you mean by ' how little platforms they distribute'? What is missing?
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Postby Jeax » Sun Sep 23, 2018 3:29 pm

From what I remember, Routenote gets the majors. However, I'd read that those that distribute to many more are beneficial for EDM - e.g. Horus.

Anyone got more info on this:
http://jelsonic.com/royalty-free/the-distros-dont-want-your-creative-commons-music/
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