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My girlfriend's band (second hand marching band) have their EP on Spotify, and I don't *think* that they're signed. I don't know how they did it, however, nor do I care to find out.
We're with some company who get music on various things for you and also get your PRS stuff for you
I can't remember what they're called, I don't deal with that sort of stuff, but they're getting us on iTunes as well as part of the deal and did, amusingly, get us on some advert for a housing estate in Australia.
But as far as I know we get next to nothing, money-wise, from being on Spotify
We pretty much decided it's worth it though, as we've sold all the copies of the EP we're ever going to make, so we're not losing anything, and it gains us some publicity, as we can just give people a link to listen to us quickly
And anyway, with the amount of us in the band, anything split 20 ways is next to nothing :P
have your music on iTunes via CD Baby or a couple of other companies do it.
basic you need to sign up with an aggregator
hmm, it would seem somehow (by cross-referencing google searches) that major label content generates a royalty rate of 1 US cent per play (which seems entirely unsustainable) whereas aggregated content of unsigned acts generates a royalty of 1 US cent per 5,000 - 8,000 plays
I can't exactly confirm this though and it varies across different platforms and territories of course
sounds a bit wobbly to me
Looks interesting, but I'm not sure how much money you'd ever make back from it.
which online dist to go with - tunecore vs cd baby vs bandcamp vs diy - double decker & tea is soothing my decision pain ;)
because they're shit.
I am from second hand marching band. We got asked to go on it through a company called Sentric, who do ad sync deals for unsigned bands, and also do PRS collection. I heartily recommend them for these services but their spotify service isn't public yet. I am sure the guy said that in the future it would probably be one of their services but it's not yet.
However, if you want to soundtrack adverts, they are a good bet.
Before that I tried through recordunion.com which made our stuff appear on amazon but it could be several months before spotify picks up on it - they do it in batches and seems to take some time. We were lucky as ours was up in about 3 weeks.
I didn't read this before I posted by the way
I didn't read this before I posted
I only meant to put it once
(read: this is subliminal advertising, tom, it makes them want to listen to our music, duh)