Free Music Distribution Comparison: Best Digital Aggregator Review (Part one)

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Music has gone digital and here at Jonilar.net; we want to guide musicians, record labels, managements and   independent musicians who are looking for reliable ways to make money from their music worldwide.

We present to you a list of international aggregators that can give you the best deals. Their works have been certified by many musicians and labels worldwide.

At Jonilar.net we also offer a cool range of assistance to people who need guidance on how to distribute their contents.

DISTROKID

Distrokid distributes your Songs to more than 150 stores like:

  • Spotify
  • Apple Music
  • Itunes
  • Google Play
  • Youtube
  • Tidal
  • Amazon Music
  • Shazam
  • Beatport
  • Soundcloud

How Much does it Cost?

  • The cheapest plan starts at $ 19,99 per year, to upload unlimited songs & albums

Spread Income with Distrokid?:

  • You keep 100% of your royalties when releasing music with Distrokid

When do you receive payment from Distrokid?

  • Your money will be sent within the 1-14 days of a withdrawal request

Extras:

  • Releases on Beatport
  • Spotify has a distribution partnership with Distrokid

Visit Distrokid Music Distribution

Freshtunes

Freshtunes is another free music aggregator, You keep 100% of your royalties and rights. Just upload your music, after 24 hours your album or EP is checked and will immediately be send to Spotify, Itunes, Deezer and other shops.

Fresh Tunes distributes your music to the following stores:

  • Spotify
  • Apple Music
  • Itunes
  • Deezer
  • Google Play
  • Youtube
  • Tidal
  • Amazon Music
  • Napster
  • Shazam
  • Yandex Music
  • Guvera
  • Saavn
  • Spinlet
  • Claro-Musica
  • Zvooq

Spread Income with Fresh tunes:

  • Fresh Tunes keeps 0% of your download and streaming revenue. Everything is free and, 100% of the royalties go to the artist.

When do you receive payment by Fresh tunes?

  • If you’ve earned $25 or more you can withdraw your royalties to your bank card, Payoneer or WebMoney account

Extras:

  • You can pay Fresh tunes to get Promotion, Album Art Video production, Artwork production or to find a producer

Fresh Tunes Rating:

  • 4.3 out of 5 Points (Source: Facebook – December 2017

Join Fresh Tunes digital Music Distribution Service!

 

SOUNDROP

 

*Soundrop Distribution is the replacement for Loudr.fm, whose service has closed in 2016. They offer a almost free Youtube Music, Apple Music and Spotify Distribution. They charge 15% of your download and streaming revenue if you use their service.

 

Soundrop distributes your music to the following stores:

  • Youtube Music
  • Apple Music
  • Itunes
  • Spotify
  • Amazon Music
  • Google Play
  • Deezer
  • Pandora

Spread Income with Soundrop:

  • Soundrop keeps 15% of your download and streaming revenue

When do you receive payment from Soundrop?

  • Once the balance on your Earnings page has reached the USD$20 minimum threshold amount

Extras:

  • Use Show.co marketing tools for free
  • Set up payee splits to distribute revenue automatically among multiple rights holders.
  • Sell Cover Songs – Pay a one-time fee of $9.99 per composition they will take care of calculating and paying all the appropriate publishing royalties on your behalf.

Release your Music with Soundrop!

ROUTENOTE 

Routenote Music Distribution review

Routenote is a digital music distribution platform and was founded in 2007. They operate from Great Britain to help artist release their music

Routenote distributes your music to the following stores:

  • Apple Music, Itunes, Spotify, Amazon Music, Google Play, Deezer, Youtube, Shazam, Pandora, Melon, Soundcloud, Juke mymusic, Groove Music, Claro Musica, Tidal / WiMp, eMusic, Napster, Omnifone, Anghami, Gracenote, Kanjian Spread Income with Routenote:
  • Routenote keeps 15% of your download and streaming revenue.

When do you receive payment from Routenote?

  • Once the balance on your Earnings page has reached the USD$50 minimum threshold amount

Extras:

  • Non Exclusive release agreement
  • RouteNote Premium – For a small upfront cost you keep 100% of the royalties. You pay $9.99 annually ongoing and one time per release (Singles $10, EP $20, Album $30, Extended Album $45)
  • Youtube Content ID

Check Routenote Distribution!

AWAL 

Awal Distribution Review

Founded in 2003, Awal Distribution is owned by the Kobalt Music group and represents more than 4000 Artists and Labels. It’s Music Aggregator service is App based and invite only. You can submit your own music, but Awal will review your sound quality, social media reach, press releases and Spotify plays from the past.

Awal distributes your music to 200 territories and many download shops and streaming services:

  • Apple Music
  • Itunes
  • Spotify
  • Amazon Music
  • Google Play
  • Deezer
  • Pandora
  • Napster
  • Tidal
  • Beatport
  • Boomkat
  • Soundtrack your Brand
  • Svooq
  • Juno Records
  • Traxsource
  • Beatport
  • Vevo and many more

Spread Income with Awal:

  • No upfront fees but awal takes a 15% share of revenue

Extras:

  • They don’t accept everyone
  • you keep 100% ownership of your Music
  • Awal App to track play stats etc.
  • Marketing
  • Funding
  • Playlisting and Radio Submisions
  • Data Analytics

Join Awal

LEVEL MUSIC 

Level Music Review for self-releasing artists

Level Music is completely free in its Beta Period

Level Music distributes your music to the 9 following stores:

  • Apple Music
  • Itunes
  • Spotify
  • Amazon Music
  • Google Play
  • Deezer
  • Pandora
  • Napster
  • Tidal

Spread Income with Level Music:

  • Level Music keeps 8% of your download and streaming revenue.

When do you receive payments from Level Music?

  • You can withdraw your payments via Paypal

Extras:

  • You can showcase your music releases with landing pages that route fans to their preferred streaming or download servic

Check Level Music!

BANDCAMP 

Bandcamp for Labels, Artists & Fans

Which Shops for Download and Streaming are Included?

  • Bandcamp Store

Spread Income:

  • Bandcamp keeps 15% of your download revenue.

When do you receive payments?

  • Your share of each digital transaction is transferred into your PayPal account 24 to 48 hours after the sale

Extras:

  • Physical Records & Selling Merch(vinyl, posters, tickets, t-shirts)
  • Optional High-quality download formats like FLAC, Wav and Apple Lossless
  • Pre-Orders
  • Discount Codes

Visit Bandcamp now!

AMUSE 

Amuse distribution review – The world’s first mobile App based record company

Amuse was founded in 2016, tt is a App based and 100% free music distribution service. Upload your music and get your songs distributed to Spotify, Apple music and Itunes in just a few days.

Amuse distributes your music to following stores for free:

 

  • Spotify
  • Apple Music
  • Itunes
  • Deezer
  • Google Play
  • Youtube / Youtube Music
  • Tidal
  • Amazon Music
  • Napster
  • Shazam
  • Pandora

Spread Income:

  • Amuse keeps 0% of your download and streaming revenue. Everything is free, and 100% of the royalties go to the artist.

When do you receive payment?

  • If you’ve earned $10 or more you can withdraw your royalties using PayPal

Extras:

  • They discover artists they believe in and will offer them a record deal that includes marketing, financing, promotion and playlist pitching. If you are one of them, they split the profits 50/50 with the artists.
  • First app-only Music Distributor with no desktop site, you have to upload your music to Icloud, Dropbox or Google Drive to release your music

Amuse Rating:

  • 3,9 out of 5 (Source: Apple App Store / Google Play Store – December 2017)

 

 

Visit Amuse or download the free app @ Apple’s App Store or Google Play Store

 

 

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