Distributor DistroKid valued at $1.3bn in funding round
There's gold in them thar distributors: DistroKid says that it has been valued at $1.3bn in a "substantial investment" made by Insight Partners.
August 17, 2021
Spotify’s ‘Discovery Mode’ gains support from some distributors
Spotify has been coming under pressure over its ‘Discovery Mode’ test, which lets artists choose tracks to get a promotional boost in its autoplay and radio features, in return for a discounted royalty rate. Yesterday,...
July 1, 2021
Facebook wants to add more independent music to its catalogue
Facebook has worked hard over recent years to sign licensing deals with major and independent labels and publishers covering user-generated content across its services, including Facebook and Instagram. Now it wants to swell...
June 18, 2021
DistroKid says it distributes ’30-40%’ of all new music
DistroKid announced an update of its ‘Splits’ royalty distribution service on Friday, but what’s even more interesting is a claim made towards the end of the announcement about the distributor’s scale...
May 10, 2021
DistroKid artists can now license their music for Snapchat
Social platforms like TikTok and Snapchat have been doing some interesting deals with distributors in recent times. Snap’s partnership with DistroKid is the latest. It will enable artists putting music out through DistroKid...
March 9, 2021
DistroKid will fast-track artists to Twitch affiliate status
Anyone can join Twitch, but you can’t start making decent money from it until you have ‘affiliate’ status, which unlocks features like channel subscriptions, bits and ad revenue sharing. DistroKid is the...
February 25, 2021
DistroKid’s ‘Upstream’ wants to match artists with labels
Distributor DistroKid is over-egging things a bit by saying its new ‘Upstream’ feature is “the world’s first matchmaking service that helps artists and labels find each other”. But it’s...
January 29, 2021
Soundtrack by Twitch offers licensed music to streamers
Livestreaming platform Twitch is launching a new feature, Soundtrack by Twitch, with a catalogue of licensed music for its community of creators to use in their streams. The Amazon-owned company has licensed more than...
September 30, 2020
Distributor DistroKid adds TikTok to its list of platforms
We’ve written a lot about how artists and labels are using TikTok for marketing purposes, as well as how tracks can go viral on the social app with no input from their creators or rightsholders whatsover. We haven’t written...
August 27, 2019
Distributor DistroKid steps up its fight against fake uploaders
After a spate of old and/or leaked songs from famous artists making their way onto streaming services without their permission, distributors are taking action. DistroKid has just revealed a partnership with audio-fingerprinting...
June 13, 2019
Spotify invests in DistroKid as part of new distribution partnership
Spotify recently announced that it would be testing a direct-uploads tool with some artists, enabling them to get their music onto its service without a distributor or label. Now the company has expanded the initiative...
October 17, 2018
Distributor DistroKid raises ‘significant’ new investment
More evidence (perhaps) to scotch the ‘Spotify will kill distributors’ hot-takes around the streaming service’s recent launch of direct artist uploads. Distributor DistroKid has taken what it describes as a “significant...
October 10, 2018