Your music can be delivered to digital stores and streaming platforms by:
• a distributor
• a record label working with a distributor
Here are the 10 most popular distributors
Each service is unique, so you should try to learn more info before picking one. Most charge a fee or commission. All of them handle all the licensing and distribution, and pay your streaming royalties.
Here is a very nice youtube video that compares 4 distribution Services: Cd Baby, Tunecore, Distrokid, OneRPM:
Remember that, in order to upload your tracks, you need album artwork, which must follow these specifications: Size: 3000 x 3000 pixels, File Format: .jpg, Color Format: RGB. Our website provides artwork files with these specifications, so that you can immediately start distributing. Explore our galleries.
In 2018, music streaming accounted for 47% of all global music industry revenues. Add the 12% market share of digital sales, and digital distribution plus streaming account for a total of 59% of all music industry revenues that year. Physical sales held 25% of market share.
It is believed that streaming will continue to increase over the next 10 years, leaving only a 5% or less to physical music sales.