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Frequently asked questions
What is DistroKid?
DistroKid is a service for musicians that puts your music into online stores & streaming services.
Then when people listen to your music, we send you money.
Why should I use DistroKid?
All your music should be in stores. DistroKid is the only service that lets you upload unlimited
music to stores for one low price. Other services make you pay every time you upload something—that's way less fun (and
way more expensive).
Also, DistroKid gets your music into stores in a fraction of the time it takes our competitors to get your music into stores.
great customer service, daily stats, and a simple interface, too.
Who uses DistroKid?
DistroKid is for solo musicians, bands, DJs, performers, producers, and YouTube creators who record music at home or in the studio.
We have services for labels, too.
How much will it cost me?
Only $19.99 to upload unlimited songs & albums for a year.
How much of my sales does DistroKid keep?
None. You keep 100% of your royalties.
More DistroKid Love
DistroKid is the future.
Ludacris is one of the best-selling rappers of all time. He has won Grammy, Screen Actors Guild, Critic's Choice, and MTV awards. In 2017, Ludacris selected DistroKid to release his single, "Vitamin D (feat. Ty Dolla $ign)".
DistroKid has been a great platform to release my music over the years!
Billboard magazine wrote that Arizona was "The First Artist in Years to Top Spotify Without Label Support" when his single, "Roxanne," reached #1 on the Spotify US top-50 chart.
I think I heard a full choir break into song the first time I heard about what DistroKid offers. I've been aggressively recommending it to other musicians since.
Rob is a multi-instrumentalist, recording artist, and producer. On YouTube, Rob has many millions of views and almost a million subscribers. As Guitar World wrote, Rob is an "Internet guitar dude—and possibly the closest thing to an up-and-coming guitar hero in whatever confusing age we're living in these days."
Kei Henderson, 21 Savage
I love DistroKid because it's incredibly user friendly and there's no middleman.
Kei manages DistroKid artist 21 Savage. Kei previously managed Key!, now signed to A$AP Rocky's conglomerate, AWGE. Prior to that, Kei managed Siya, who was featured in the Oxygen TV series, "Sisterhood of Hip Hop."
I've tried a bunch of digital distributors and DistroKid is, by far, the easiest and quickest way to get music out to the masses.
Ari Herstand has charted in the top 10 on iTunes, performed on Ellen and has had countless songs featured in films, TV shows and commercials. He is the author of How To Make It in the New Music Business, a staff writer for Digital Music News and the creator of the music biz advice blog, Ari's Take.
The two things I love most about DistroKid are its simplicity, and its affordability. Releasing new music and getting music onto Spotify, Apple Music and iTunes—as well as monetizing YouTube—has never been easier or more affordable for me, than since I began using DistroKid.
John plays guitar for legendary harcore/metal band, Candiria. He also plays with Spylacopa, and runs the independent record label, Rising Pulse Records.
I love DistroKid because I release a large volume of content online and DistroKid has no cap. I want a one-stop shop to upload my music to every platform on the market, and DistroKid makes it stupidly simple for me. More people than ever are hearing my music because you can find it anywhere.
Zach Marsh is a composer for TV and film, having written for "Daredevil" and "Veggie Tales" on Netflix. Zach also runs a popular piano tutorial YouTube channel called PiaknowItAll.
DistroKid is the fastest, most reliable way for me to distribute my music. I love only paying a single annual fee rather than paying per release; this saves me hundreds of dollars every year, and lets me upload music whenever I want. DistroKid's 'Teams' feature makes it easy to automatically to split up payouts with other collaborators on a track, so we can focus more on creativity, than on accounting.
Todd Bryanton is a film and TV composer, and a YouTuber who releases electronic music under the name LilDeuceDeuce. The music videos on his LilDeuceDeuce channel have received over 32 million views.
DistroKid is easy to use, efficient, and has super-fast turnaround. Couldn't be happier.
Anthony Vincent has over 2 million subscribers on his YouTube Channel, Ten Second Songs—where he produces mashups of popular tunes in a wide variety of musical artists' styles.
I love DistroKid's model: Release all the music I want for one low fee. No barriers between me and getting my music to the world. Perfect.
Saher Galt is a singer, composer, and the co-founder of Galt Aureus, an award-winning independent rock duo. Saher also creates music production tutorials and singing lessons on his YouTube channel, which reaches millions of viewers.
DistroKid is the fastest, most seamless distributor available. As an independent artist, I can count on DistroKid to get my music on all the relevant stores and streaming services.
Claire Rachel Wilkinson, known as Clairity, is a 19 year old singer-songwriter. Clairity's cover of Coldplay's "Don't Panic" was featured in the 20th Century Fox motion picture "X-MEN: Apocalypse" trailer.
DistroKid is the BEST distributor out there when it comes to getting your cover songs & originals on stores at lightning speed. If distribution speed matters to you, there is absolutely no question that DistroKid is the way to go.
Carlos Eiene fuses jazz fusion and other jazz subgenres with video game music. Carlos has a large fanbase on his YouTube channel, insaneintherainmusic, who look forward to his new uploads every Saturday.
The day I discovered DistroKid was one of the happiest days of my 20-year music career! Finally, there was a distribution company that understood musicians. We musicians need a world-class distro service, but we need it to be super simple and cheap as chips, cos we wanna spend all our time & money making more music instead. Their customer care is second-to-none. DistroKid is a dream-come-true for any serious musician.
Ray Harmony has dedicated his life to using the power of music to inspire positive change in the world, which he does through Revolution Harmony. He's an award-winning music lecturer, composer, performer, producer, journalist, and author. Ray also makes music with multiplatinum Grammy winners (Serj Tankian from System of a Down, Tom Morello from Rage Against the Machine, and many more)—then donates all the proceeds to charity.