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DistroKid vs SpaceMedia - Will DistroKid Delete My Music? Yes, we don’t!

  • 02 Jan 2024
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DistroKid vs SpaceMedia - Will DistroKid Delete My Music? Yes, we don’t!

Introduction:

As an artist, the distribution of your music is a critical step in your journey. Platforms like DistroKid have become popular choices for many, but there are concerns and questions artists often have, like "Will DistroKid delete my music if my subscription expires?" Understanding the policies of your distribution platform is crucial. In this article, we’ll compare DistroKid's approach to music distribution with that of SpaceMedia, focusing on what happens to your music over time.

DistroKid’s Approach to Music Distribution:

DistroKid, a well-known player in the music distribution market, offers artists the ability to upload their music to various streaming services and stores for an annual fee. A question that often arises is what happens to the music if the subscription isn't renewed. In most cases, if an artist decides not to renew their subscription with DistroKid, their music will be removed from the platforms where it was distributed. This policy can cause concern for artists who want their music to remain available indefinitely, regardless of their subscription status.

SpaceMedia’s Artist-Friendly Policy:

SpaceMedia operates with a different philosophy. We believe that your music is your legacy, and it should remain accessible to your audience regardless of your subscription status. Therefore, unlike DistroKid, SpaceMedia only deletes music under specific circumstances, such as copyright infringement or evidence of artificial streaming activity. Our approach ensures that your music stays online even if your subscription expires, providing a sense of security and permanence for your artistic output.

Longevity and Access with SpaceMedia:

At SpaceMedia, we understand that an artist's work is not just a product, but a part of their identity and legacy. Our assurance that your music will remain online indefinitely offers several key advantages. Firstly, it ensures that your creations are perpetually accessible to both existing fans and new audiences worldwide. This continuous availability means your music can keep garnering attention and appreciation, regardless of when it was released.

Moreover, this policy allows for the organic growth of your audience over time. Music often finds its audience in waves, sometimes long after its initial release. By ensuring your music is always available, we provide the foundation for these natural discovery processes. Additionally, this approach can be particularly beneficial for long-term royalty accumulation, as your work continues to be a potential source of income, irrespective of its age.

Lastly, the permanence of your music on our platform means that your artistic journey is preserved. New fans can explore your older works, providing them with a comprehensive view of your evolution as an artist. This aspect of continuity not only enriches the listener's experience but also deepens the connection between the artist and the audience.

Comparison in Terms of Copyright:

Both DistroKid and SpaceMedia recognize the importance of respecting and upholding copyright laws. Copyright infringement is a serious matter, and both platforms take necessary actions, which may include the removal of music from distribution channels, to ensure compliance with legal standards. This commitment to copyright law is fundamental in protecting the rights of creators and maintaining the integrity of the music industry.

SpaceMedia, in its dedication to fair play and transparency, focuses on ensuring that the artists' work is presented and consumed in a manner that respects their rights and the rights of others in the industry. This approach underscores our commitment to providing a platform that not only supports artists in their creative endeavors but also in the protection and proper management of their intellectual property.

Conclusion:

Choosing the right distribution platform for your music is a crucial decision. While DistroKid offers a convenient service, its policy of removing music if a subscription lapses can be a significant drawback for artists seeking long-term availability of their work. SpaceMedia, on the other hand, guarantees that your music remains online, honoring your art and its accessibility to fans, irrespective of subscription status. This artist-friendly approach underlines SpaceMedia’s commitment to supporting artists not just in the present, but in preserving their legacy for the future.

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Begin your music publishing journey by signing up and creating a free account on SpaceMedia.

Select from a variety of membership options to find the one that aligns perfectly with your music distribution needs.
Select from a variety of membership options to find the one that aligns perfectly with your music distribution needs. Select from a variety of membership options to find the one that aligns perfectly with your music distribution needs.

Select from a variety of membership options to find the one that aligns perfectly with your music distribution needs.

Create a new release and upload your tracks to have them distributed across various platforms
Create a new release and upload your tracks to have them distributed across various platforms Create a new release and upload your tracks to have them distributed across various platforms

Create a new release and upload your tracks to have them distributed across various platforms.

Our team promptly evaluates your uploaded tracks, ensuring they meet our quality standards before distribution
Our team promptly evaluates your uploaded tracks, ensuring they meet our quality standards before distribution Our team promptly evaluates your uploaded tracks, ensuring they meet our quality standards before distribution

Our team promptly evaluates your uploaded tracks, ensuring they meet our quality standards before distribution.

Once your music is distributed and gains traction, we ensure timely compensation for your creative work
Once your music is distributed and gains traction, we ensure timely compensation for your creative work Once your music is distributed and gains traction, we ensure timely compensation for your creative work

Once your music is distributed and gains traction, we ensure timely compensation for your creative work.

Begin your music publishing journey by signing up and creating a free account on SpaceMedia

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Begin your music publishing journey by signing up and creating a free account on SpaceMedia.

Select from a variety of membership options to find the one that aligns perfectly with your music distribution needs

Choose the plan that suits you best

Select from a variety of membership options to find the one that aligns perfectly with your music distribution needs.

Create a new release and upload your tracks to have them distributed across various platforms

Submit your music for distribution

Create a new release and upload your tracks to have them distributed across various platforms.

Our team promptly evaluates your uploaded tracks, ensuring they meet our quality standards before distribution

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Our team promptly evaluates your uploaded tracks, ensuring they meet our quality standards before distribution.

Once your music is distributed and gains traction, we ensure timely compensation for your creative work

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Once your music is distributed and gains traction, we ensure timely compensation for your creative work.

Music Distribution FAQ

If you want to upload music on Spotify and other streaming sites you need a Music Distributor like SpaceMedia.

Streaming sites like Spotify don’t allow users to upload their music directly because they don't want to deal with copyright or guideline problems and because of this, they select partners like SpaceMedia to Distribute Music and take care of payments, guidelines, copyright, and everything related to this.

To publish your music you just need to create an account on SpaceMedia and then you can start uploading your music on our distribution platform.

Depending on your chosen plan (Free, Basic, or Premium) your music will be distributed within 24h after submission.

At SpaceMedia Music Distribution, we provide YouTube Content ID to our users, which allows them to receive all streaming revenue generated by their music. With this tool, if someone uses your music in a YouTube video, we will automatically claim it, and you will receive all the earnings generated by that video. At SpaceMedia, we believe in empowering our users to take control of their music and maximize their earnings.

We got you covered.

If you submit music with us your music will be automatically Distributed to all streaming stores around the world, including TikTok, Instagram and FaceBook.

There is no additional step you need to go. We publish your music to all Streaming Stores and Social Media Music Stores.

Back in the day, musicians could only publish music with the help of a Record Label.

They often take a big cut of your revenue (mostly around 50%) and it's often hard to become a label member.

With SpaceMedia it's easy; you can be your own music label and depending on your plan you can keep up to 100% of your streaming revenue. Now you are a real independent Artist!

Do you wonder how we can offer Free Music Distribution to everyone?

Here is the answer; we want to give every artist out there the chance to get heard around the world, and if you are just started your music career you maybe just want to get your music on Spotify, TikTok, Deezer, Apple Music, etc. without any types of costs, that’s why we implemented the free music distribution.

We only earn if you do, and as a free member, you will keep 80% of your streaming revenue.

If you notice that your music is going wild you can upgrade your plan at any time so you can keep 100% of your revenue.

Yes, you can!

And the best part is; Your Music stays live at stores without any type of downtime.

You won’t lose any statistics (Streams, Playlist Positions, etc) The transfer is absolutely seamless.

Just make sure to use the same metadata and ISRC while submitting your already published music (Cover Art, Artist Name, Song Name, Audio File, etc.) (ISRC: You can always find that Code on your actual distributor like DistroKid, TuneCore, etc.)

If you got any questions regarding the transfer our team is always happy to help you, just open a ticket or send us an email: support@spacemedia.uk

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