DISTRIMuszk® Basics

What is online distribution?
Digital distribution known as delivery or distribution of digital media content such as audio, video and software. The term is generally used to describe distribution over an online delivery medium, such as the Internet, thus bypassing physical distribution methods, such as paper, optical discs, and VHS videocassettes. The term online distribution is typically applied to freestanding products; downloadable add-ons for other products are more commonly known as downloadable content.

If you’re a Musician or music producer and wanted us to distribute your song to major Digital Stores you can sign-up with us for free! You got it right we’ll forward your song to the following stores for free.”

Why free distributions?
“Some might think this is impossible! Let us tell you why.

DISTRIMuszk® offers wide variety of services. One of those is assisting independent indie artist to widen their audience distributing their music to digital store platforms. We believed as an artist, “your passion must be heard!” We will process the distribution until your music is live on digital store for free. Exactly! for no charge.

Once you’re ready, you can start signing-up and have those music played, stream and earn to digital distributions!”

Why DISTRIMuszk®?
We work to provide the support you need whether you are just starting out in the music industry or are a seasoned professional.

Artists of today want to be in control. DISTRIMuszk® was created to assist indie artist/musician/music producer to distribute their original content to major digital stores & widen their audience.

I have a label. I still want to use DISTRIMuszk®

As an artist, we don’t limit you to distribute your tracks/albums with us.

Currently we’re only accepting individual Indie artist to reach their goal and have those projects/albums live in digital store platforms. Please get back to us from time to time since we’re adding additional services for individual artists.”

Is this exclusive sign-up?
No. Registering your songs with DISTRIMuszk® does not inhibit your ability to get signed to a label. We will never prevent you from doing anything you want with your music.

For YOUR sake, please note: If you sign two digital distribution deals with two companies that will both be sending the same album to iTunes, Spotify, etc. – this will hurt you, because the retailer will usually remove the album completely until you decide which distributor has the right to be selling that album through them.

What are the Digital Music Store?
Currently, we’re working on major Digital Music Stores such as:

SPOTIFY
iTUNES
DEEZER
AMAZON
GOOGLEPLAY

From our experience, these are the leading digital stores available. We based it on the number of user, download statistics and even real-time-reports provided.

What files should I submit?
Audio: We accept .WAV files with a sample rate of 44.1khz. Cover Art: Album artwork files must be minimum of 1400×1400 maximum of 3100×3100 pixels square and must be in .jpeg/.jpg format.

Please refer to the welcome kit sent for your reference.

AUDIO:
Upload your lists of tracks/albums using GoogleDrive or DropBox.

Please follow these formats:
For Albums:
[Album Title] | Genre1 | Genre2 | Writter/Author
Track Lists:
Title | Name Of Artist

Eg:
EDM House Collections – EDM, House Music
My Music – DJDistri

Single Release:
Title | Name Of Artist | Genre1 | Genre2 | Writter/Authot

eg:
My Music – DJDistri – House – EDM – DJDistri

AUDIO SPECS:
Please submit .WAV files with a sample rate of 16bit/44.1khz. uploaded on GoogleDrive or DropBox
COVER ARTs:
Album artwork files must be minimum of 1400×1400 to a maximum of 3100×3100 pixels square and must be in .jpeg/.jpg format.

Reason for rejected album cover art:

  • Your image cannot be stretched, upscaled, or appear to be low-resolution.
  • The information on your cover art must match your album title and artist name.
  • Website addresses, social media links and contact information are not permitted.
  • Your cover art may not include sexually explicit imagery.
  • Your cover art cannot be misleading by figuring another artist’s name more prominently than yours.
  • You may not use a third-party logo or trademark without the express written permission from the trademark holder.

Accounting & Payment

How much does DISTRIMuszk® cost?
Artist keeps 80% of the revenues. No hidden, sign-up or up-front fees while delivering your song to the Digital stores.
What's the percentage of sales?
The artist receives 80% of all net revenues from the sales of their recordings from our retail partners

Example for an original: price = $0.99 – 30% (partner’s cut) = $.69 -20% (our cut) = $0.55 (you keep).

Which pricing to choose?
Digital stores use different default pricing. The base rate is $0.69 to $0.99 depends on the Digital store. Any track over 10 minutes long will be considered an “extended track” and iTunes will automatically set the album price to $9.99
When do I receive payments
Once the balance on your Earnings has reached the minimum threshold amount (USD$30), then you will receive the amount owed 45 days after the end of the month that the amount was earned in.

For Example if you are owed $100 earned from August then the amount will be received by you before the 15th of October.

How can I receive the payment?
Currently DISTRIMuszk® only has one option for artists to accept payments, Paypal. Sign-up for free here: https://www.paypal.com/signup
What currency do I get paid?
Currently all payments from DISTRIMuszk® are paid in US Dollars. However, since we are paying artists via Paypal, it makes it very easy for artists to transfer that money into any currency.
How about for Stats and reports?
DISTRIMuszk® believes in transparency of details. Statistics and Reports will be sent every 15th of the month including the detailed information. It includes the number of downloads and streams and your actual earnings. Digital store such as Spotify & iTunes provides real-time report/statistics once artist page has been verified.

Digital Store delivery

How long does it take before my music will be visible on digital stores?
Here’s how distribution process works. Firstly when we check everything is all OK with your release, it can take approximately 72 hours to be approved and deliver your music to the Digital Stores. Then, partners services will have their own checking process and normally work on anywhere between 1 day to 2 weeks.

For example, Spotify require at least 5 days before earliest release date for new content and at least 2 days for take-downs and updates.

Therefore the final distribution time can take between 3 and 4 weeks to guarantee placement on all stores. These time scales are very loose, we have be known to have releases up as little as 24 hours after upload to some services. The fewer problems at upload, the quicker the distribution. Though we always advise leaving as much time a possible before your release date!

Here in DISTRIMuszk® it’s SIMPLE. Submit your song to us on Monday, your song is live by Saturday!** We are committed to have your song live within a week.

**music cleared from audio copyright

Do these stores notify me once my music is live with them?
DISTRIMuszk® commitment is to have your song live within a week. Unfortunately stores and streaming services do not provide an automated notifications system for when your music goes live in the stores. However, if you set a release date when uploading your release then it will go live on that date. If you didn’t set a release date then please keep checking stores to see when your music goes live. We suggest to check it from time to time on Digital stores.
How Many tracks can I submit?
Currently DISTRIMuszk® doesn’t have a limit for how many tracks an artist are able to submit. However, with relation to tracks artists upload they must have full authority or ownership to designate copyright.
Can I choose what stores I want to distribute?
Yes! You can select all, or just a few store for distribution of your music.
What are ISRC?
An ISRC is a code that gets embeded as data into your song, it works as virtual identification and is a bit like a bar code. Without an ISRC your song could be played for free in areas which would otherwise entitle you to royalties.
What is a UPC & how it works?
A UPC is very similar to an ISRC. Whereas an ISRC is a virtually embeded code, a UPC is a physical bar code used for the whole album/collection of songs. UPCs are found on anything for sale, in shops, supermarkets etc.
How Do I Get ISRC & UPC?
We provide ISRC & UPC free of charge saving up to $75!
How can I cancel distributions? (in-Delivery Status)
You can remove your content from any or all stores, at any time (at no charge). You can take down one release or multiple releases. All you need to do is email us with all relevant details of your release.
How can I cancel/modify live distributions?
Please indicate the UPC# of the album or track you wish to Modify or cancel. Please note that we need to take down the tracks/albums once requesting for modification/cancellation. Once submitted make sure everything is perfect to avoid any inconvenience in the future.
How Do I switch to DISTRIMuszk®
We’re glad you’re thinking of joining DISTRIMuszk®! For the success of your switch, you will need to contact your current distributor and request that they take your content down from stores, and then you can re-upload and distribute and submit it with us. Unfortunately there is no way to move content on the back-end so it remains live in stores while you switch distributors.