How to get your music on all of the streaming services for the lowest cost.
First of all, it is possible to do this mostly FREE by going to all of the streaming service websites like:
- iTunes and apple music
- YouTube Music
- There are also services by Instagram and Facebook
- Some of the less common services are Deezer, Claro Musica, Anghami, Tencent, Boomplay, NetEase, Joax, Adaptr, Yandex, Qobuz, KKBox, Tital, Saavn, Flo and the list goes on.
While some of the sites listed above will let you submit your music for free, you have to set up an account for each, enter all of your song and band information for each and all of your bank information so you can get paid. This needs to happen for each of them every time you add a song or album.
If creating and maintaining all of those accounts seems like a ton of work just to save a few dollars per year, we agree with you.
We've concluded it's worth it to use a distribution service:
There are a number of services that help you distribute your music to the streaming services such as CD Baby, DistroKid, Tunecore and others. These services do charge fees. Considering the amount of work they help you automate, we think it's well worth it. Streaming services help promote your music. CDBaby.com is probably the most well known and they do a great job but they do cost more than some others.
At TrepStar, we leave the distribution services to the experienced pros like DistroKid, CD Baby, TuneCore and the rest.
We've done the research, looked at the best, and have concluded that DistroKid.com is our favorite. They have the best blend of services and low price. They cost a lot less than CDBaby.com and the others. You can start for a year for only $20. They do all the work to help your titles get listed on all of the most popular streaming platorms.
This is what we've learned about DistroKid: DistroKid distributes your music to all the major streaming services and digital stores. These include Spotify, Apple Music and iTunes, TikTok, Instagram, Facebook, Amazon, YouTube Music, Pandora, iHeartRadio, and many more. When you upload your music, you choose all of the services you want your music listed on (see screen shot to the right or below this paragraph).
Again, TrepStar will leave streaming music distribution to the pros, but TrepStar does offer bulk CD Copy and Duplication Services. Have us make your music CDs so you can create a physical connection with your fans. Sell at your music events. Having a CD that a fan will keep for many years reminds them of your music and event. It's also more profitable to sell CDs than streaming in most cases. Streaming is very important for marketing. You really should consider getting on the streaming services if you want to be taken seriously.