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What is music distribution and how does it work?

Distribution is a crucial part of promoting your music as an artist – and helps you reach fans.

Brick and mortar music distributors were once the only way for record labels and independent artists to get their music – records and CDs – in the hands of listeners. But digital distribution changed all that for the better.

In 2015, digital sales surpassed physical. And we haven’t looked back.

 

How digital distribution works

Streaming and digital platforms are the new record shops. But music distribution no longer takes weeks and months. Today, digital distribution quickly gets your music on Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play and other major music services. And you make money – royalties – every time someone streams, downloads or buys your music.

But you can only get your music on most digital platforms like Spotify, by using an artist-aggregator, like us.

With Spinnup, not only can you quickly submit tracks for release, but when your music is streamed or sold, you receive all your distribution sales revenue. That’s 100% of the royalties.

The benefits

Digital distribution

• Releases your music to the world quickly

• Gets your music into as many ears as possible

• Boosts your profile to potential fans worldwide

• Gives you credibility – features your music alongside superstars like Kanye and Katy Perry

• Lets you keep the rights to your music

• Helps you get paid for your work

• Gives you stats to measure your success

• Lets you plan better for the future

 

Your music released everywhere

At Spinnup, we specialise in helping artists like you release music, while keeping 100% of their royalties.

Our simple upload process and dedicated support team mean it’s easier than ever to get your music out there. When you create a release with Spinnup , we send your music to the world’s leading digital music stores and streaming services, so it can reach millions worldwide.

We distribute to over 40 major music services, including Apple Music, Spotify, iTunes and Deezer.

Check out our full list of distribution partners:

iTunes

Apple Music

Spotify

Deezer

Amazon

Google Play

Napster

TIDAL

Shazam

Pandora

Beatport

YouTube Red

7Digital

Artistxite

Astro Raku

Axwave

BBM Shop

Beat.no

CrowdTunes

Deutsche Telekom

FUHU Nabi 2

Forest Incentives

FreeCarmen / Trebel Music

Global Radio

Gracenote

Hitparade

La Musica – SBS

Mariposa

Mixtagram

NEC

Onkyo Music

Oursound

Pledge Music

Prodigium

ROK Mobile UK

ROK Mobile US

Rithm

Soundhound

Station Digital

Technics Tracks

The Overflow

Triplay/MyMusicCloud

Weyv

World Of Brass

Hmvdigital

openLIVE

 

Universally unique

As one of the only distribution services for unsigned artists owned by a major record label, we also provide a unique opportunity to get your foot in the door of the music industry.

Created by Universal Music to help them find the best new and undiscovered artists, we’ve helped more than 40 of our artists get record deals so far.

Switch to Spinnup

Music already being released through another distributor, but you want to switch to Spinnup? No problem.

Simply remove or ask the current distributor to remove your releases from all stores and platforms. After this happens, you can create a free Spinnup account and upload your release in a few simple steps – and add new versions of your releases.

Remember to attach your existing ISRC and UPC codes to the matching releases.

Oh – you’ve made the right choice. Welcome along!

 

Ready to take control?

Great! Create your free Spinnup account and start releasing today. It’s that simple.