What is digital distribution?
Digital distribution is the process of releasing your music online and placing your music in online retail stores.
What are the stages involved in digital distribution?
There are four main stages involved in digital music distribution:
- Asset data & storage
- Asset processing & delivery
- Royalties & payments
‘Assets’ mean the metadata, audio files and artwork for a release.
EmuBands handles all four stages of digital distribution for our customers.
A license is a legal connection between an artist or label and the retailer. As an artist distributing with EmuBands, your music is licensed to us, on a non-exclusive basis, by agreeing to our terms and conditions. We then license the content to the retailers, on your behalf.
Asset data & storage
Metadata is used to describe your release, such as; artist name, title, barcode, ISRC and any territory restrictions. You will enter all this data through your user account and we store your data on the EmuBands database. The audio and artwork files submitted for your releases are stored by EmuBands, in high-quality master formats.
Asset processing & delivery
EmuBands makes sure all assets that have been submitted by the artist or label meets the specific requirements of the online retailers. This includes specific technical formats required by stores for your audio and artwork files. EmuBands then processes and packages them to distribute them to your choice of online retailers.
Royalties & payments
The final stage in digital distribution handles the sales and payments of your release. EmuBands receives reports from retailers detailing the sales and royalties earned for each release. These reports are made available to you and all royalties are shown in your user account. At any point you can request payment of royalties that you have made through having your music digitally distributed by EmuBands.
Why should I choose EmuBands for digital distribution?
EmuBands distribute music to all major digital retail stores worldwide. Our store partners include; iTunes, Spotify, Amazon MP3, 7digital, HMV Digital and many more. For a full list of the online stores we distribute to, click here.
EmuBands will distribute your music for a one-off fee; we charge no storage fees, no maintenance fees, no renewal fees … and the one-off fee also includes distribution to any retailers we add in the future.
You retain 100% of your rights and earn 100% of your royalties!
How do I start distributing music with EmuBands?
To distribute with EmuBands, simply click ‘Join Us Now’ on the right-hand side to get started!