There’s a new digital distributor on the block, but Dart Music has a very specific focus: classical music. It will distribute classical works to digital music services, including the more-detailed metadata that this category requires. “At our core, Dart is a music metadata company. We pride ourselves on creating the best music metadata in the world,” CEO Chris McMurtry told Billboard as his company launched.
Classical artists will pay $20 for a single and $40 for an album to have their music distributed by Dart, then will keep 100% of the royalties received from its partner services. The company is backed by $1.5m of funding, having emerged from a music-startup accelerator backed by YouTube, the Country Music Association and Launch Tennessee.