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New: Royalty free beats, audio samples, sounds, loops… Discover MusicDiffusion Creative Tools

 

No. We are definitely not just another digital distribution only permitting to distribute your music and collect royalties from all digital platforms, MusicDiffusion thinks global since day one and that’s certainly why you are more than ever to join our music community each day. Thanks to each one of you, sincerely. Today, MusicDiffusion introduces its new exclusive ressources and materials collection for music creation: the MusicDiffusion Creative Tools!

After having considerably decrease the music distribution costs for thousands indie artists and music labels worldwide, MusicDiffusion has become the first 360° platform for music creators: the place where to distribute and share your music with fans and collect royalties through all digital services worldwide (check our partners list here), the place where to promote and market your music and artist career with our exclusive artist services, the place to connect and share with our community and music professionals, and where to find new collaborators with our exclusive dedicated Social Network.

Today, MusicDiffusion launches its own ressources and materials collection for music creation: exclusive instrumental beats, audio samples, sounds, loops, plugins and more under the name MusicDiffusion Creative Tools. MusicDiffusion Creative Tools are top quality ressources and materials, 100% royalty free and ready to use for any kind of music projects or videos, created by our exclusive and multi-platinum music producers team!

Check out now our dedicated section for our MusicDiffusion Creative Tools, we really hope you will enjoy these exclusive ressources to get inspiration. More is coming soon 😉🔥

 

 

Discover some of MusicDiffusion Exclusive Creative Tools bellow:

 

 


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How to get your verified artist profile on Spotify with MusicDiffusion

 

You’ve already distributed your music through our music distribution platform on Spotify? And now you would like to have your verified artist profile? Great idea!

 

With a Spotify verified artist profile and the Spotify for Artists app, you can enjoy detailed statistics directly from your Spotify listeners, but also get the entire control of you official Spotify page. You can modify your bio, photos as to spotlight your tour dates, your own Spotify playlists and more… Without forget your blue verified checkmark making your profile as official! MusicDiffusion is happy to help you now to get your Spotify verified artist profile in its Artist Services !

 

 

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Redirect your fans to their favorite music platforms with MusicDiffusion Smart Links

MusicDiffusion develops since 2018 new tools for music creators around the world.

We are happy to announce you today a new tools that have been requested by our users! Yes, MusicDiffusion permits now to create Smart Links for your singles and albums in one click. MusicDiffusion Smart Links helps you to redirect your fans on their favorite music platform for listen your music.

Want an example of what we are talking about? Click here to see a MusicDiffusion Smart Link in action!

Get right now your own Smart Links in our exclusive Artist Services.

 

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How to distribute your music lyrics on Apple Music, Spotify, Facebook and Instagram with MusicDiffusion

 

🔥 Good news for all music creators using MusicDiffusion!

 
After Spotify, Apple Music and Deezer, MusicDiffusion partnered with Facebook and Instagram announcing a new feature that allows users to add lyrics to their Stories.

It’s getting easier and easier to reach your fans and promote your music on social media. Add music and lyrics to your Facebook and Instagram story and reach billions people using Social Medias every day.
Stories are now the best way to share your new release and reach your fans worldwide.

How to get your lyrics available on Facebook and Instagram, but also on all other platforms like Spotify, Apple Music and Deezer with MusicDiffusion?
Just add your lyrics on the tracks tab from your MusicDiffusion Dashboard when you uploading new music! You can also add lyrics to your previous releases delivered by MusicDiffusion, and don’t forget to click on “deliver” or “update” in the distribution tab of your release when this is done. Easy no? 🙂
You can also read more about how to upload lyrics with MusicDiffusion in our Help Center.
 


 

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Ringtones distribution comparative (MusicDiffusion vs. Tunecore vs. CD Baby vs. Distrokid and more…)

 

In our previous article “Why distribute ringtones from your music is a genius move?“, we explained you why distribute ringtones – whatever it is from your music or not – is a wise move and a great opportunity.
But how to be sure to chose the best distribution service to distribute ringtones on all stores?

The mission of MusicDiffusion is to build the most complete digital distribution platform for all independent artists, musicians and labels and to always ensure the best services at the best prices. This had also to be the case for ringtones distribution.

So here is a comparison of our ringtones distribution service with our main competitors: TuneCore, CD Baby, Distrokid, Imusician, Landr and Symphonic:

MusicDiffusion: a 9.99€ one time fee per ringtone + 10% royalties – distribution on Googleplay, Itunes / Apple Music, Amazon …

Symphonic: $9 per ringtone from an already uploaded track – only Itunes / Apple Music

Tunecore: 19,99€/year by ringtone – only Itunes / Apple Music

CD Baby: does not offer this service

Distrokid: does not offer this service

Imusician: does not offer this service

Landr: does not offer this service

As you can see, MusicDiffusion is the only one to distribute ringtones on all the digital platforms, for each type of phones (iPhone and Android).

MusicDiffusion is the best music digital distribution, but not only, we are proud to be also the best one for ringtones!

 

So don’t wait to distribute now your ringtones with MusicDiffusion!

 


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Why distribute ringtones from your music is a genius idea?

 
It is very important that your music is present on the maximum of streaming services.
Remember that on the internet, listeners come from all over the world to discover new music, so it must be available everywhere. MusicDiffusion helps you with this, but helps you for much more too!

It is in this sense that we wanted to highlight today our ringtones service.
With our Ringtones exclusive service, your music become accessible in one click as a ringtone for all your fans using iOS or Android phones! More than just bringing you some new incomes from your ringtones downloads, think how much people will be in contact with your music when your fans phones gonna ring with your song!

If you check our comparative with our concurrents, you will see how MusicDiffusion is the cheaper and the most convenient platform to deliver your ringtones!

So, don’t wait no more and make from your music the next ringtone for many smartphone around the world by clicking here!
 

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How to obtain more plays and subscribers easily on Spotify, Apple Music and Youtube?

 

More than just the best music distribution service permitting to release and sell your songs on all digital platforms, MusicDiffusion also helps music artists to grow their fanbase and get thousands of new listeners with its exclusive Music Playlist Pitching Services.

Some months ago we launched our new exclusive music promotion and playlist pitching services, and already served hundred of happy customers. Today we expand our offers to Apple Music and Soundcloud, and we added some new playlists to our Youtube and Spotify promotionwith more than 500 000 followers!

How does it work? Easy!

Buy the plan you want bellow to promote your music link through our exclusive network of Playlists, Websites, Social Networks and Digital Radios. Our promotion services are runned by real humans that will contact you as soon you placed an order, and will help you to reach a brand new audience with our digital marketing expertise.

Then, just have a sit and watch your music going viral!
 


 


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What is the difference between Mastering and Mixing? – 5 steps to create a successful song

 

With the development of home studios and self-production, more and more artists perform their music independently without the help of anyone. And although there are hundreds of ways to produce a title, certain steps are essential for a song to have a clean, professional rendering.

What are the mandatory steps to make a title suitable for all media?
What are the differences between Mixing and Mastering?

Here are the 5 key phases to produce a successful song 👇

 

1 – Composition and Arrangements

At the base of any process of musical creation, composition is the foundation of your music. It is during this stage that you will create melodies for your song. Armed with a MIDI keyboard, or just a music software, this step is crucial and lays the foundation for your song. It’s up to you to decide the chords, the instruments and the rhythm of this first phase. As a result of your composition, you will probably make some arrangements. Whether partially reworking the melody by modifying measures, or adding atmospheres through effects, this complementary step seems rather natural within the creative process. To conclude, the arrangement comes to refine the color of your composition according to your artistic desires.

 

2 – The Record

Whether for instruments or voice recordings, the recording represents the logical continuation of the composition. It is during this stage that you will record your voice, those of potential partners or even your latest instruments. In order to produce an optimal result, it is advisable to benefit from a quality material according to what you want to record. It’s about capturing the best of your voice or instruments to showcase them as you wish. Finally, do not neglect the acoustics of the room in which you record, as well as any plug-in to enjoy an optimal sound.

Note that following this step, it is possible to arrange your voice, which is also more and more in the music industry. You can then choose to mitigate imperfections as well as change drastically with voice modification methods. Accuracy, tempo, vibrato, … everything can still be changed after recording.

 

3 – The Mix

Once your compositions and recordings made, you now have different tracks superimposed. You must then harmonize them so that the overall result is as audible as possible. This is the mixing stage.

Depending on the color you want to give to your title, you will give more importance to one track than another. You can thus favor a voice rather than a guitar by modifying the harmony of the tracks.

More concretely, you need to create a balance in the frequencies and placement of the sounds of your different tracks. For smooth mixing, the level of each instrument, whether it is Audio, or MIDI, is required. Subsequently, you can use special effects, such as reverb, delay, or echo. Always in order to give depth to your song, it is finally advisable to use filters like the equalizer (equalizer or EQ).

The mixing stage can be done by yourself, although it is always good to have an outside opinion on the final rendering of your music. For a mix to be successful, it is advisable to change the listening support, in order to have a concrete overview of your music from different angles.

At the end of this stage, your song must appear to you complete, the listening must be pleasant, and each element must be audible.

 

4 – The Mastering

Just like a layer of varnish on your painting, the mastering stage comes last in order to sublimate your production. The mastering should not mitigate the errors of the mix but add depth, and especially make it audible in good quality on all types of media: radio, TV, streaming, CD, vinyl, nightclub…

Even the best mixes can not replace a mastering done by a sound professional with experience. Mastering, also called “pre-mastering”, must also harmonize the titles of a project. It should not be that too great disparities are heard between the different titles of the same album.

But how to master a sound?

It is not possible for everyone to be able to master music. First of all, this requires a professional equipment with a perfectly designed room for acoustics and speakers at more than 5000 € per unit. You must also have good ears, as well as a consistent experience. So this is an art, which is unfortunately not for everyone.

You still have several solutions:

  1. You stick to a mix of good qualities if you do not want to exploit your project on a large scale.
  2. Outsource the mastering stage to a recognized professional. You can also do this remotely by sending all the tracks of your project. However, the cost of this service is very expensive (count more than 100 euros per title for a complete mastering of quality).
  3. Use an on-line mastering service like Landr or Moja (e-mastering). Of much less good quality, services like Landr offer an economic alternative to the mastering realized by professionals of the sound. Achieved by artificial intelligence, this may represent a happy medium for an amateur artist lacking resources.

5 – The Distribution

After these different steps and once your mastering in your pocket, now it’s time to distribute your title! Digital distribution in streaming, CD or vinyl pressing, radio airplays, TV or in sound locations, … the choice is yours.

This decision must however be taken according to the mode of listening favored by your audience. Namely, if your listeners consumes music rather physically or digitally, and what places or platforms online they frequent.

With the advent of streaming, especially characterized by inexpensive distribution costs unlike CDs, it is now relevant to offer your music on platforms like Deezer, Spotify or Apple Music. For this, many distributors can meet your needs at variable costs.

Check out here how to choose the best music distribution, and our comparative of them!

 

Article from CMC Studio

 

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Music Publishing Explained for Musicians

 

Are you a songwriter, artist or producer looking to make extra money from your songs ? We would be surprised if you answered no to that ! Of course, you can go it alone, but once you get to a certain point in your music career, you might want to get some help. This is where a music publisher comes in.

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A GUIDE TO MUSIC PUBLISHING

 

WHAT DOES A MUSIC PUBLISHER DO?

Music publishers can help you earn money from your songs in a number of ways and will actively look for ways to use your music on your behalf.

The most common way that a publisher will use your music on your behalf is by licensing your tracks out to be used in the media, including TV, films and adverts. This is called synchronisation or ‘sync’. Your publisher will also be responsible for issuing the licenses and making sure you get a good deal.

Publishers generally charge on a commission basis, which usually works in your favour, as they will only receive income if you do. This gives them the incentive to secure you as much income as possible. The percentage that they take depends on your contract with them and you should always seek legal advice when negotiating an agreement.

Alternatively, another way some music publishers help artists is by finding people for you to collaborate with and co-write with or for.

Finally, a publisher’s role also includes collecting the income from uses and the licenses that they issued. They ensure that you get the money that is due to you and that what you receive is correct.

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THE BENEFITS OF MUSIC PUBLISHING

Sync can be a useful form of income, offering you not only royalties but also an upfront fee, usually in the hundreds or thousands of pounds, as well as a decent amount of exposure.

Over the years, especially since Napster (You surely know that story..) sync has become more and more important for artists, so it’s worth looking into. Sync usually involves signing to a publisher and/or record label.

In addition to sync deals, by collaborating and co-writing you will be able to add more songs to you repertoire, particularly ones that are perhaps slightly different from your usual style. This can be beneficial as it gives you a more varied catalogue, opening you up to more opportunities.

There is also the direct benefit you get from it, which is not just in songwriting but any form of collaboration that is cross promotion. If you collaborate, then you’re exposing yourself to your partner’s audience, which should get you more fans.

COPYRIGHT AND PUBLISHERS

The role of the Publisher is based on copyright, which is the rights that you have for your music.

Copyright is split into two main sections: copyright in the song (known as publishing rights) and copyright in the sound recording (known as master rights). The publisher only deals with the publishing right, which is the songwriting side and includes the music and lyrics.

Traditionally, a record label will own the master right, which is basically the right to use a particular recording of that song, but if you’re a self-releasing artist or producer then you will most likely own this right yourself.

In a publishing agreement, you will generally assign the publisher your publishing copyright, to use and license your songs on your behalf. This means you are no longer allowed to do this yourself.

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DO IT YOURSELF

If you’re not ready for a publisher or if you’re not interested in assigning your rights, you can do it yourself or register to MusicDiffusion publishing administration. MusicDiffusion which is associated with Most Wanted Music, one of the greatest independent Music Label, can also help you to bring you placement opportunities and to collect your rights for a small fee, read more about here.

Article inspired from Ditto Music – Read the original here: http://www.dittomusic.com/blog
 


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Music distribution: What every artist needs to know

Music Distribution is about making an impact more than making something available.

Even if you’re a Grammy-winner putting out your 10th studio album, you need distribution for your music.

The songs have to move from you to your listeners. The problem is your listeners access music in dozens of different ways, in hundreds of different places. That’s where music distribution comes in.

Let’s break it down.

What is music distribution?

According Google, “distribution” is:

  • the action of sharing something out among a number of recipients.
  • the action or process of supplying goods to stores and other businesses that sell to consumers.

Music Distribution is both of those things. A third-party such as MusicDiffusion takes your music and handles:

  • Digital distribution, making your music available to download stores and streaming services platforms such as Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora Premium, Amazon, etc.
  • Monetization services, helping you earn money for the usage of your music on YouTube, Facebook, in TV shows, and more.

Why do I need a distributor for my music?

Your should ask yourself “Why can’t an unsigned artist get their songs onto Spotify and Apple Music directly?”

To put it clear, you as the artist are not their customer. Your fans are their customers. These companies don’t want to take on the substantial customer service and development burden of dealing directly with millions of musicians. That’s where distributors come in.

At MusicDiffusion, our principle client is YOU — and we create the systems, artist tools, communication channels, and informational resources you need so you can upload your music ONCE and make it available worldwide in a successful way.

Imagine having to create separate accounts and upload your music and artwork files for each and every digital music platform! Imagine the accounting headaches! Imagine the emails in your inbox!

MusicDiffusion serves as a buffer between the creator of the music and the outlets that make that music available. But more importantly for you, we save you — the artist or label — a ton of time and work.

The eight most valuable aspects of music distribution through MusicDiffusion

1. A wide partner network of DSPs and media outlets

You want to make sure that when your music gets out there, it gets OUT there, worldwide, in every possible place listeners are looking for you. MusicDiffusion will deliver your music to all major stores and platforms worldwide, so you can rest easy that you’ve got coverage.

But let’s be real. To varying degrees based on your genre and location, most of your activity is going to come from a handful of giants.

Some of the most important digital music services in the United States and Europe are:

  1. Spotify – The leader in interactive music streaming, with both paid subscription and ad-supported options.
  2. Apple Music – Apple’s powerful on-demand streaming service, with a heavy focus on curated playlists.
  3. iTunes – The biggest player in the music download business since its launch in 2004.
  4. Amazon – The undisputed giant of online retail has both download and subscription streaming options.
  5. Google Play – The easiest way to access digital music with an Android device.
  6. Tidal – Offering high-fidelity digital music and exclusive content at a premium to subscribers.
  7. YouTube – Though known as a video platform, YouTube is actually one of the dominant players in music streaming and discovery.
  8. Pandora Premium – The paid interactive offering from the popular internet radio service.
  9. Deezer – An intuitive interactive streaming service competing for global listeners.

The thing is that Platforms rise and fall in popularity with some frequency, so you need to be everywhere.

2. Speedy music delivery to digital platforms

MusicDiffusion has long-standing relationships with the big digital music platforms, and we’ve developed a distribution system that combines fast delivery with manual (human!) inspection of every release, so if you spelled a track title incorrectly or listed the wrong publisher for a cover song, we’ll catch it!

Yes, MusicDiffusion can deliver your music to our digital partners in a heartbeat, but are you really rushing your release so quickly that you need it live RIGHT NOW with zero strategy?

Let’s plan this out. Let’s spend some time so you can take advantage of all the opportunities MusicDiffusion can offer, including:

[But okay okay, sure, if you just got the masters for your album and you want the music live by Saturday, we’re not going to say no.]

3. Trust and reliability

In 2018 we revolutionized the independent music industry, giving independent artists and music labels their first chance to reach a worldwide audience on their own terms and at the best price.

Since our founding we’ve knocked down the barriers to digital distribution, as well as:

All of this is done with one mission in mind: empower independent artists and music labels, let them keep their rights and decide what’s best for their own, and pay them every single month. We’re immensely proud, and every day we feel honored by the thousands musicians who’ve entrusted us with one of the most important things in their lives, their own music.

4. A sensible fee structure

There’s a cycle of growth and decline for every music release. This is the nature of things.

It’s not easy to pay a large annual fee in order to keep your music on digital download and streaming platforms once sales for that older material are on the decline. Those annual fees can add up; the larger your catalog gets, the more you pay each year to keep all your music available.

You definitely don’t want to feel the pressure ten years down the line to drop another few hundred bucks in annual fees, otherwise your older stuff which is no longer selling that well is gonna get removed!

The smarter approach is to release a lot of music, build your catalog over a lifetime, put all that music to work for you, and NOT worry about annual fees. That’s why MusicDiffusion partners with you; we only make money when you do.

5. Robust services

With MusicDiffusion’s standard distribution, you get much more than digital distribution to outlets like iTunes and Spotify.

With MusicDiffusion, you get digital distribution plus:

  • YouTube monetization
  • Shazam Recognization
  • sync licensing
  • free online marketing tools
  • and much more

With our MusicDiffusion Publishing package you get all of that plus worldwide publishing rights administration, helping you collect global publishing royalties that would otherwise be very difficult (if not impossible) to collect without a publisher, including:

  • All mechanical royalties from Spotify, Apple Music and other streaming sites. These are generated from every single stream
  • All international mechanical royalties from download stores like iTunes. These are generated from every single sale
  • All performance royalties from streaming services (like Spotify), radio, TV, live concert performances and much more
  • Global YouTube publishing administration for any video on YouTube that contains your music
  • Hundreds of other sources of songwriting and publishing royalties from around the world

6. Clean and detailed metadata assurances

All indicators point to the fact that we’re approaching an era where digital outlets will demand correct and thorough details about every track on their platform, including songwriter info, publishing splits, and more.

Luckily for you, MusicDiffusion has been requesting this kind of information from our artist and label clients since its opening. While that might take you a few more minutes to complete the submission form, it also means you’ve taken care of something that will almost certainly be required by digital services down the line.

7. Curatorial and editorial reach

We don’t just send your music to our partners and wish you the best. We want to find the most noteworthy releases, the best new music, the overlooked gems of our catalog, and tell the world about it.

Here’s how:

  • Thousands of music-buyers and music professionals receive our Discover Music newsletter.
  • With our own famous music label Most Wanted Music, we also have a team that is dedicated to finding and promoting the best new releases to our digital partners’ editorial teams, seeking opportunities for official Spotify playlist placements, iTunes banners, and more. You can submit your music for consideration HERE.

8. Accessible artist support

We’re approachable. You can get a hold of us. We have a detailed online Help Center so you can get your questions answered 24/7. You can email us and we’ll respond quickly. And yes, you can chat directly with us (during business hours).

MusicDiffusion gives you so much more than just digital music distribution

We hope you’ll consider us for your next release, because yes, we can deliver your music lightning-fast to all major music platforms, but mostly for all the other stuff we provide — the extra reach, the manual metadata inspection, the strategic release options. That “other” stuff is anything but extra. That’s the way to making an impact more than simply making your music available.

This article was inspired by DIY Musician & CD BABY’s news “Music distribution: What every artist needs to know”. Find the complete article on https://diymusician.cdbaby.com
 


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