Music Distribution Companies For The Independent Music Artist

September 24, 2016

Independent Film

Online music distribution has come a long way since the early days of the web. In this article I briefly introduce you to music distribution companies and the services they offer you as an independent music artist.

Digital music distribution over the web now makes it possible to get your music into the main online music retailers and marketplaces such as…

iTunes
Rhapsody
Napster
MusicNet
eMusic
Sony Connect
GroupieTunes / imvu / SonicTap
Amazon MP3
Lala.com
ShockHound
Amie Street
LimeWire Store

Now, you don’t want to try and submit to each of these stores individually and for this reason I suggest you make use of the services offered by web music distribution companies.

These services will get your music into the main online music retailers marketplaces for a fee and/or a commission. This saves you a lot of hassle and time because it streamlines the process of digital music distribution for you.

TuneCore, ReverbNation, Nimbit and CD Baby are a few examples of web music distribution companies you can choose between. These companies all offer music distribution for independent artists with slight differences in how they charge and operate.

I recommend Tunecore to the independent artists I work with as I’ve found it to be a reliable service at a good price, and it has a great team of people behind it.

It has never been easier to get your music distributed at a low cost than right now so when you are ready I suggest you take a look at the services I mentioned in this article.

Remember however that having music on iTunes doesn’t mean you’ll sell music on iTunes, in other words…

…just because you can make your music available doesn’t mean people will find it and buy. You have to direct people to your music and ask them to buy through your promotion efforts on your web site and social network profiles such as MySpace, Twitter and Facebook.

Be sure to check out the links to further articles in my bio below should you want to find out more about how to get your music distributed through the main online music retailers such as iTunes and Amazon MP3.

Marius van Dyk is and independent music artist, producer, entrepreneur and creator of http://www.renegadeproducer.com/ which is a big-picture web site for smart independent musicians and producers.

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