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Connect with music industry with the MusicDiffusion Social Network

 

MusicDiffusion is proud to present you the first Social Network for the Music Industry.
Connect and share with the MusicDiffusion community including thousands of Music Producers, Managers, Label Owners, Singers, Rappers, Beatmakers…

 

With years, music has become a team process. Any today success in music doesn’t include many artists and talents in its process.

You know that a good singer is nothing without a good beat or instrumental and an artist is nothing without a good promotion, management and network.

That’s the idea of MusicDiffusion Network. With this new tool for musicians from MusicDiffusion, you can connect instantly to thousands of musicians and music lovers like you, share your demos and receive feedbacks, find collaborators, sell or buy instruments, share and find tutorials and many more with the first social network dedicated to music !

Click here to read more and connect to the first Social Network for musicians: The MusicDiffusion Network ! It’s free !

 

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Get your lyrics into music stores with MusicDiffusion

 

When a listener can read along with the lyrics, she’s less likely to skip around from song to song, artist to artist.
Listeners slow down.
And they form a deeper connection with the music.
With the transition from CDs to streaming, what we’ve gained in convenience we’ve lost in immersion. Lyrics, artwork, and CD booklets have taken a back seat to digital menus and skip buttons.
MusicDiffusion’s goal is to help our artists form stronger bonds with their listeners. One step toward this, is to help our artists get their lyrics into streaming apps.

 


 

Since we have create MusicDiffusion, we’re proud to make lyrics distribution available  — for free —  to all our artists and music labels, as Youtube Monetization or Shazam…
To get your lyrics into stores, sign into MusicDiffusion and when you’re uploading a new song, you can add lyrics to it, as well as any old songs you’ve previously distributed with MusicDiffusion.
Once you submit your lyrics, it takes 2–3 days for them to show up in stores. iTunes & Apple Music to start.
Thanks for reading and please enjoy MusicDiffusion!

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Compare MusicDiffusion with TuneCore vs. CD Baby vs. Distrokid (Update)

 

What is the best Digital Music Distribution in 2018?
We thought it would be interesting to compare our service MusicDiffusion vs. TuneCore vs. CD Baby vs. Distrokid.

Take a look by yourself on our last comparison including our new “Platinum” offer:

 

Compare MusicDiffusion vs. TuneCore vs. CD Baby vs. Distrokid (2018 Update)

 

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Earn money with the MusicDiffusion Affiliation Program

Are you a website owner or a blog publisher? Earn now easy money with our MusicDiffusion Affiliation Program by promoting links to MusicDiffusion services.

Get up to 20% commission for the sales made by visitors you sent to us, for lifetime!

 

Exemple: You place one of our creative banner on your website or blog, and if one of your visitor become a MusicDiffusion Platinum Member at 15,99€ / Year (+ 20€ setup fee), you will earn up more than 7€ for the first year and more than 3€ next years, this for lifetime! You will earn money on each sales and each services provided by MusicDiffusion! Join now our Affiliation Program, and make good money from your website!

 

What is MusicDiffusion?

MusicDiffusion is the best Digital Music Distributor! We provide the best services for independent musicians, artists and music labels at the best prices! Our members can easily upload and sell their music to all the majors music digital platforms over the world (including Apple Music, Spotify, iTunes, Shazam Deezer, Beatport and more…) and be paid 90% of their royalties! Click here to read more about MusicDiffusion.

 

 
 

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Unlimited Digital Music Distribution with “MusicDiffusion Platinum”

 

First at all: Thank you !

 

You are more than ever to use our Music Distribution platform which we believe is the best deal of the Market ! Our Standard Plan has always been until today at 2,99€ by track uploaded to all major stores and with no hidden costs (ISRC codes, Youtube Monetization, Shazam etc. are totally free with MusicDiffusion)

 

Today we proudly introduce our MusicDiffusion Platinum Plan for Professionals !

 

As our Standard Plan, Professionals and Music Labels can now create UNLIMITED RELEASES with NO LIMIT for only 15,99€ / YEAR !

All extra services like ISRC codes, Youtube Monetization and so are still free and you still keep 90% of your royalties.

You can also transfert your previous catalog to MusicDiffusion for free, just contact us here !

 

 

Compare MusicDiffusion vs. TuneCore, CD Baby and Distrokid:

 

Compare MusicDiffusion vs. TuneCore vs. CD Baby vs. Distrokid (2018 Update)

 

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Distribute your music in China with MusicDiffusion

We are pleased to announce 5 new digital music services – NetEase Cloud Music, Xiami Music and Tencent key music streaming services. This activation will allow MusicDiffusion Artists to distribute audio content in the huge chinese market. All these services combined accounted for the great majority of the Mainland Chinese domestic music streaming market!

 

 

NetEase Cloud Music  (http://music.163.com/) is the fastest growing music service in China with more than 400 million users. More than 30% of all music consumed on this service is international music.

 

 

Xiami Music (http://www.xiami.com/) (the “Alibaba Service”) is a music streaming service operated by Alibaba group. Was launched in Mainland China in 2008 and was purchased by Alibaba in 2013. At the end of May 2014, Xiami claimed 30 million users for a database of more than 6 million songs. Xiami’s development model is at first sight similar to that of its competitors, combining free listening content and paid download. In 2016 the Alibaba Service represented approximately 4% of the Mainland Chinese domestic music streaming market.

 

 

Tencent is a Chinese company whose subsidiaries provide Internet products and services throughout the country. Tencent Music’s three services hold an estimated 76% market share of music streaming services in China:

 

  • QQMusic (https://y.qq.com): With ten-year successful experience of bringing the best service to Chinese music lovers, has millions of legal songs with high quality. You can find the hottest songs from all over the world in QQ Music. As of 2018, the service is set to reach over 700 million users with an estimated 120 million subscribers.

  • KuGou (http://www.kugou.com): A music streaming and download service that was launched in 2004. Currently the largest streaming service in China with a market share of 28%. It has more than 800 million users.

  • Kuwo (http://www.kuwo.cn): The fourth largest music streaming service in China.

 

In order to activate one or more of these channels or learn more about, please contact us for further information by clicking here.

 

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Facebook & Instagram monetization for MusicDiffusion artists

We are happy to announce to MusicDiffusion artists that Facebook and Instagram finally allowing musicians to monetize their music!

We work now to offer as soon as possible the opportunity for all MusicDiffusion artists to get access to this new monetization directly on their dashboard as we do it already for Youtube ID Content!

As soon as we got signed this new deal with Facebook, you will get you informed by our Newsletter, and you will be able to monetize your songs on Facebook for free. You surely already know we don’t apply supplement for each new store or platform added to our service, making our artists sure that their songs will always be available on all digital stores!

“Over a decade ago, Facebook launched its platform as one that would end up changing not only the world of social media, but the world at large. As it evolved, the newsfeed eventually became a key part of most independent artists’ marketing mix as an almost unavoidable method of engaging with fans” said Content Manager Kevin Cornell, in the company’s blog post. “Of course between promoting streams, downloads, merch sales and tickets, Facebook has always given artists of any genre the opportunity to not only build a fanbase, but also make money with their music.”

 

 

Facebook Introduces ‘Lip Sync Live’ Streaming Functon, Will Begin Allowing Users to Share Videos With Music

With Facebook Monetization, Facebook and Instagram users will also be able to search for and find artists’ music through Audio Library features, and use it to create and share personal moments on the Facebook and Instagram platforms.

 

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Music Distribution: 7 Common Mistakes Musicians Make

Distribution is the best way to get heard. But how do you do it right?

Music distribution is misunderstood. There’s way too much confusion about what it means, how it works and how to do it well.

It’s changed a ton since digital distribution took over.

So it’s time to clear up some of the confusion once and for all…

Here’s 7 common misconceptions about music distribution you need to forget.

1. Physical Distribution is Dead

Many people will tell you that physical is dead and digital is the future. And they’re right… sort of…

Streaming and digital downloads are the most popular way to access music. But that doesn’t mean NO ONE buys vinyl, cassettes, CDs or other physical formats anymore.

In fact, physical sales still account for 39% of recording industry revenue. And waiting around for enough streaming royalties to roll in might take awhile if you’re an independent artist.

My point is, if someone wants to buy your physical release give them the option! Revenue from physical releases can add up much faster than streams.

Don’t believe the hype about the death of physical. Physical revenues are gonna be around for awhile. Diversify your releases, tap into the right audience, and get paid for your music digitally and physically.

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2. MP3s Are All I Need

MP3s are great. Their small file sizes and ‘streamability’ are huge assets when it comes to digital platforms.

But if you’re serious about distributing your music right you NEED high quality WAV masters. In fact, most of the major platforms—like Bandcamp, Spotify and Apple Music—require or encourage high-quality WAV files for all submissions.

Audio Format checklist for distribution:

  • 16 bit (sample size)
  • 44.1 kHz (sample rate)
  • 1411 kbps (bit rate) stereo WAV files

Starting with HD 24-bit WAV mastering gives you exactly what you need to upload to every major platform.

3. My music isn’t good enough for distribution

Believe it or not, Distribution can actually be part of your creative process. Distribution doesn’t just mean getting onto platforms like Spotify or iTunes.

Running your own DIY SoundCloud page, or uploading your tunes to YouTube, is distribution too. Your DIY distribution channels are useful tools for perfecting your tracks before distributing with the majors.

Share early and get feedback. If you sit in your studio stressing about whether your tracks are good enough to share or not, your music will never matter… ‘Cause no one will hear it.

Be transparent about demos and sketches of tracks you’re working on. Use the input you get from peers and listeners. So when you do move into bigger distribution channels you’ll be coming correct.

4. Distribution means sitting back and letting the money roll in

When it comes to distribution ‘set it and forget it’ is as far from the truth as it gets.

Always remember: Your music distribution is only as good as your music promotion.

That means staying engaged with your fans and audience as much as possible. The best way to do it is to make distribution PART of your promotion.

Build hype around your projects. Keep your audience up to date about what you’re working on and be transparent with your process.

“When it comes to distribution ‘set it and forget it’ is as far from the truth as it gets.”

So that when you do upload to the big distro platforms, your streaming links will be extra juicy for your audience. If your promotion is smart then your distributed music will actually get listened to.

5. Distribution and publishing are the same thing

In music, distribution and publishing are 2 very different concepts.

Music Distribution gets your music into the ears of all those music enthusiasts and potential fans out there. It’s how your music goes from your studio to the rest of the world. That means things like streaming platforms, physical releases and album downloads.

Music Publishing is how you get paid for all those places your music is being played—usually in the form of royalties.

Publishing also covers placements and syncs. Placements and syncs are when your music is used commercially like advertisements, video games or movies.

Check out our Publishing Administration to learn more. Knowing the difference is important!

6. Distribution Platforms make my music Findable

Distribution platforms make your music available. But they DON’T make your music findable. That part is up to you.

Each platform has their own unique tagging system. Research the tagging systems on the platforms you’ll be using the most. Proper tagging will make your music findable within each platform.

Tags will vary depending on the platform. But some important tags to keep in mind are:

  • Year
  • Genre(s)
  • Collaborators, co-producers or co-writers
  • Record Label
  • Release Date
  • Album title

Hint: Artist name and track title won’t cut it anymore…

7. Distribution Platforms will automatically promote my music

There’s other ways to make your music findable faster too. Playlisting has become a key way to get your music heard.

Spotify playlists are especially useful for promoting your own material. Make a playlist of stuff you’re inspired by, put your own music in it, and share it through your social media channels.

This will increase your streams and make your music more visible on the platform. Collaborating with other artists on a playlist is also a superb way to gain visibility.

Tastemakers often search playlists to find the next best sound. When that super-aficionado comes looking, your music needs to be there.

Building your own voice as an influencer through playlists will pique the interest of potential fans and give enthusiasts a better understanding of where your music comes from. It’s a win-win.

Streaming platforms can be distribution channels AND promotional tools. So get involved and make your music findable.

Distribute and Contribute

Distribution means getting your music out there. But it’s not a one-size-fits-all process.

Successful distribution is the sum of all the other work you do—like finding your best possible sound, promoting your music, and building your visibility.

The future of smart distribution is a willingness to adapt to a changing industry. But with the right perspective, keeping your music ahead of the curve is possible.

 

Read this article from Rory Seydel on LandR

 

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Exclusive offer from MusicDiffusion to ex-Zimbalam users

Exclusive offer from MusicDiffusion to Ex-Zimbalam users & artists

 

If you’re an user of MusicDiffusion, you know that we are care about musicians, from beginners to Superstars!

 

So we was really upset to know that Zimbalam, one of our competitors which just merged with Tunecore, changed the rules to their longtime users and artists. All of them that have paid once to release their tracks with Zimbalam, for lifetime, have been contacted to distribute now their music on TuneCore, with an annual fee for each single and album they have already paid on Zimbalam!

 

That’s why we would like to propose to Ex-Zimbalam users a new option: run with MusicDiffusion. Create an account and contact us here to transfert, for free, all your catalog from Zimbalam to MusicDiffusion and earn 90% of your royalties!

 

Zimbalam merged with TuneCore

 

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How to distribute music online? Everything you need to know!

 

Want to know everything about how to distribute your music online? We will briefly introduce you to this industry and the main streaming and download platforms. We’ll also discuss about basics your should know concerning your future online music release, to be able to focus on the best strategy for success.

Some informations on the sector:

 

Thanks to this table from Information is beautiful, here we have the latest statistics related to the online music industry. For example, this graph shows the number of subscribers per platform, the average revenue per artist per track, the proportion of free subscribers, and much more.

You said streaming?

The novelty of streaming quickly put it under the fire of critics and it was thus accused of not paying enough artists. But, streaming services have become one of the primary source of revenue for them.

Streaming plays on a completely different model of the download. Streaming generates small, regular revenue over a long period of time, instead of giving the artist a big deal at one time, as it was generally the case with paid downloads or the sale of physical albums in commerce. Regarding revenue, streaming has the advantage of allowing a small cash flow, which is always better than nothing, but it also guarantees the artist direct access to his audience. It’s an easy way to conquer and retain new fans, to become known and to be offered more opportunities for concerts. Since the 1990s, music industry revenues have been declining, but specialists predict that the trend could be reversed very soon, thanks to streaming!

 

What are the best platforms to stream my music?

Some platforms are now safe in terms of sales and audiences. You will find below a small overview of these essential.

 

Streaming services

 

Apple Music

At last, Apple has started streaming and now concentrates all its efforts on Apple Music while maintaining its download service on iTunes. With over 36 million users, the average revenue per artist per track is now about $ 0.0074.

Spotify

With over 157 million active users and 71 million subscribers, Spotify is a showcase of choice for your songs. The $ 8 billion paid to rights holders, with an average revenue per artist and per view of about $ 0.0044, is a significant source for your turnover.

Deezer

Deezer has 16 million users in 2018 and is available in 180 countries around the world. In comparison, Spotify is only operational in 65 countries. Deezer is therefore the most international music streaming platform.

YouTube

With 1 billion users, YouTube is the champion of online music, especially among the youngest. You can subscribe to Youtube’s Content ID to increase your revenue, especially if you optimize your channel. The platform has also implemented a new streaming system called YouTube Music, available since May 22, 2018.

Napster

Napster was thought dead and buried, and yet the platform now has 5 million users and pays artists 0.0190 dollars per track listened to.

Tidal

Jay-Z’s streaming platform has 4 million users, but faces challenges and its future looks uncertain. It is however the platform offering the best remuneration to artists, with an average of 0.0125 dollars per track listened to.

 

 

Download Platforms

 

iTunes

Nearly 2/3 of the music downloads are made via the iTunes store, which makes it the champion of the sector. Selling your music on this platform is therefore an essential objective to achieve.

Google Play

Available in 58 countries and downloaded 22 million times a year, Google Play has become the reference application for downloading music on smartphones.

Beatport

The world of electronic music swears by it! Beatport music files are available in high definition, with no loss of quality when downloading. This highly valued feature can help you increase your income.

Amazon MP3

Amazon is in a strong position. The net giant has indeed 20 million registered users (2018) who are at your fingertips with your music.

 

What do I need to distribute my music?

10 minutes and a few simple steps are enough to put your music online with our MusicDiffusion service. For that, three elements must hold all your attention.

 

Your audio files

You want your music to be of the highest quality on all platforms, of course. To do this, make sure you have a .WAV file, in 16 or 24 bits, and in 44.1 kHz.

The album or single cover

It’s a creative part both playful and essential! Choosing or create a visual to represent your music is crucial. Opting for a unique image that truly matches your style can make a huge difference! The criteria to be respected are:
– the format: a JPEG file with a resolution of 3000 x 3000 pixels;
– identifiers: the name of the artist and the title of the single or album must be present on the cover;
– the content: no nudity or violent act.

Metadata information like ISRC and barcodes

For all your songs, you’ll need to enter metadata such as artist name, song title, contributor name, and ISRC codes (unique worldwide codes that allow you to identify and to follow your music). In addition to this, a unique UPC / EAN code will be generated to ensure the output of your songs. If you do not have ISRC code or UPC/EAN, MusicDiffusion provides them for free when you distribute your music with us.

 

What is your digital release strategy?

Preparing your publishing strategy is especially important. Do you want to broadcast the whole album at once? Or do you prefer to play on a waiting effect by dropping out two or three singles before the official release of your album? Do you want to start with an EP that you can then present to interested labels?

Once you have decided what type of release you want, carefully choose your release date to make sure you have enough time to promote your songs. In general, the best days for a release are Friday and Tuesday. We also recommend scheduling your release date at least four weeks in advance. You will have enough time to develop your promotional campaign.

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