Spotify Direct Distribution and What This Means To Artists

On September 20, Spotify made a shock announcement that may now enable indie artists to bypass music distributors resembling CD Baby, TuneCore, and Stem to add their songs on to the platform.

The new add characteristic will likely be obtainable the Spotify For Artists part of the web site the place 200,000 artists are presently on.

While the brand new direct add characteristic continues to be in Beta mode and solely obtainable to sure customers proper now, this may occasionally trigger an even bigger ripple within the music trade than anticipated.

Spotify's Competition

While some music distributors are inclined to cost $20 for the entire yr and don't take a royalty, Spotify is right in pondering that many artists could in actual fact add their music on to Spotify and never fear concerning the different streaming platforms. As Apple Music touts 40 million songs on its platform and Spotify has only a mere 30 million, the brand new characteristic could drastically enhance the quantity of songs on Spotify as a complete. Let alone the dramatic affect this transfer could have on SoundCloud.

While Spotify continues their battle within the streaming music house, it will be attention-grabbing to see what the long-term results are of this new transfer.

More on Spotify Direct Distribution with my podcast collection, The Music Marketer.

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