Getting your music on Spotify

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Getting your music on Spotify

Post by DS-10 Dominator » Mon Oct 10, 2011 11:51 pm

What's the easiest way to get music on Spotify?

I see you can use any of these aggregators http://www.spotify.com/nl/work-with-us/ ... gregators/

which one is the best? which one is the cheapest?
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Re: Getting your music on Spotify

Post by QauNuckShin » Tue Oct 11, 2011 6:17 am

I've been using RouteNote.

They're far from perfect, but they get the job done. They have a "free" plan where it won't cost you anything for the initial upload, but then they take a certain percentage of the royalties. That suited me better than some of the other sites that take a fee for the upload.

When checking out an aggregator, make sure you read the terms thoroughly - there are some horrible ones out there. For example, some of the aggregators I checked out wanted exclusive digital distribution rights to my tracks. That would mean I could no longer offer free downloads on my website or upload to YouTube/SoundCloud/other sites. Horrible, horrible idea. So be careful.

In any case, the process of getting your music on Spotify is slow. Up to six weeks. Ridiculous.
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Re: Getting your music on Spotify

Post by DS-10 Dominator » Tue Oct 11, 2011 9:33 am

Very informative, thanks a lot!
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Re: Getting your music on Spotify

Post by DS-10 Dominator » Tue Oct 11, 2011 9:35 am

I was trying record union. They take 10 dollars per release + 5 dollars anually + 15% of the revenue.
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Re: Getting your music on Spotify

Post by DS-10 Dominator » Tue Oct 11, 2011 9:52 am

this article is good

http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/201 ... on-spotify

is AWAL the one you used Snild?
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Post by HarleyLikesMusic » Tue Oct 11, 2011 11:04 am

AWAL Is based in Sheffield, i looked into them and know a few people who use them, when i last looked at the site everything seems like a bit of a chore to get things sorted.
Just been looking at Tunecore and that looks quite promising, doesn't look too bad for getting CD's made either.
I might put something out myself to trial run it.
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Re: Getting your music on Spotify

Post by QauNuckShin » Tue Oct 11, 2011 9:53 pm

DS-10 Dominator wrote:is AWAL the one you used Snild?
Nope. Like I said, I've been using RouteNote.
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