Guides / 4 September 2023

BandLab Distribution – Release your music and earn 100% royalties

An introduction to BandLab Distribution.

For any up-and-coming artist or creator, getting your original music on major digital streaming platforms (DSPs) like Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon, and YouTube can take your music journey to new heights. That’s because music distribution doesn’t just expand your reach globally – it also helps you cultivate a strong fanbase and lets you generate income from your talents.

The good news is, turning this dream into reality is now easier than ever with our newest feature – BandLab Distribution! Available exclusively with Membership, it’s fast, efficient, and offers unlimited track releases. Put it to the test for free with a three-day trial on us, and explore what it can do for you. 

What is BandLab Distribution

If you’ve been making music for a while, you know that artists often explore various avenues to distribute their songs. This includes using external digital distribution services, or signing with record labels to leverage their connections. However, these methods often come with certain drawbacks, such as compromising the artist’s creative control on a project, incurring additional fees, or losing out on a percentage of royalties.

BandLab Distribution eliminates the need for all of that. This new feature lets you seamlessly release your original music to top-notch DSPs worldwide in just a few clicks. This means you can skip the tedious (and sometimes costly) process that other music distribution methods require. You even get to keep 100% of the royalties you make!

If you’ve already got a Membership, navigate to the Services tab on web, select Digital Distribution, and then click on ‘New Release’ to start sharing your music. BandLab Distribution will also gradually be rolled out on mobile. Some of you may spot it by clicking the star icon in the app, while others may not yet have access. This is because we’re dedicating time to enhance and perfect the Distribution experience just for you! Stay tuned for updates in this space.

Got more questions? Find out more about BandLab Distribution in this handy FAQ!

Why use BandLab Distribution

Curious what makes BandLab Distribution stand out from other digital distribution services? As a BandLab user, you can seamlessly create music, distribute, and get paid – all within one platform for only $14.99 USD per month.

Through Distribution, you can extend your reach to a global audience across a range of DSPs, which include some of the world’s biggest music streaming platforms like Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon, YouTube, TikTok, TIDAL, SoundCloud, and more. There’s no restriction on the number of tracks you can release either – you’re free to publish as many of your original creations as you like.

Plus, it’s quick and fuss-free – no need to export your music to another service. Submit a song for release in just a few steps via BandLab on any of your devices – it will undergo an expedited review (typically 24 hours) and be sent out to DSPs swiftly. Just keep in mind that distribution times vary based on the retailer. For reference, Spotify typically rolls out approved releases within 24 to 48 hours while some social networking sites can take up to two weeks.

Find out more about how to use BandLab Distribution.

Make music, make money

Of course, we all love the added bonus of having some extra cash. If you’re a BandLab Member, you can rest easy knowing that all earnings generated are entirely yours! You’ll keep 100% of your royalties and rights – no strings attached. 

If you’ve released music through Distribution as part of a free trial but decided not to proceed with Membership, there’s no need to worry. Your music will remain available on all platforms – though you’ll receive just 80% of the royalties in this case.

Sounds pretty exciting, doesn’t it? Don’t wait to get started – begin distributing your original music on streaming platforms via BandLab Distribution, and make money from your music today.

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