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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.
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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,...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...