DistroKid beta tests a music video distribution service
Music distributor DistroKid has a new off-shoot: DistroVid. As the name suggests, it's focusing on music videos rather than audio tracks.
May 6, 2022
HyperTribe and DistroKid launch programme for women in music
HyperTribe, the UK-based (but globally-focused) community of musicians is working with distributor DistroKid on a four-week mentoring programme that launches on 28 March.
March 25, 2022
DistroKid’s first ‘Sellout’ NFTs collection, yes, sold out
In fact, DistroKid says that all 10,000 NFTs, created by artists using its service, were sold within a day of the launch.
December 20, 2021
Music NFTs roundup: DistroKid backlash, Kendra Jae, Whitney Houston and more
We reported yesterday on distributor DistroKid's non-fungibles move with its plans to get 10,000 artists creating 'Sellouts' NFTs. You won't find anything about that on the company's socials any more though: one fast,...
November 19, 2021
DistroKid teams with Nifty Gateway for independent artist NFTs
Distributor DistroKid already claims to be responsible for more than a third of new tracks uploaded to streaming services. Now the company is making its move.
November 18, 2021
Twitch launches a livestreaming music incubator scheme
Twitch settled its legal dispute with publishing body the NMPA in September to create space to sign licensing deals with individual members. Now it is launching a "livestreaming music incubator program" that will work with...
November 10, 2021
UnitedMasters raises $50m funding at a valuation of $550m
It's not that long since some (although by no means all) music industry people were wondering whether digital music distribution was being commoditised...
October 29, 2021
Spotify has just sold two thirds of its stake in music distributor DistroKid
Earlier today we reported on Spotify's latest financial results. Since that story, Spotify has published its full financials filing, including some interesting news about its investment in distributor DistroKid. That's...
October 27, 2021
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