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TuneCore is a Better Business Bureau A-rated distributor of music that started in 2005. When you work with TuneCore, you know that any potential sales or rights to the music are all yours. You'll also get immediate access to distribute your music at a low price as well as have access to all sales proceeds.

To get started at TuneCore, you simply open an account for free. You then have access to upload your music and any respective art work. If artwork is not available, TuneCore offers templates you can choose from to create a cover.

The fee structure is very straightforward at TuneCore. The prices are a one-time fee of $9.99 per song, or $29.99 per album (for the first year; $49.99 per album for renewal). No additional fees or charges are assessed for music distribution and TuneCore withholds no sale proceeds. If anyone purchases your music, you'll get access to that money via the TuneCore website.

TuneCore works to distribute your music to all of the major online music companies, such as iTunes, AmazonMP3, Rhapsody, and many more.

We found numerous counts of individual and well-known artists that had great experiences at TuneCore. With excellent pricing, a wide-ranging distribution network, and a strong history of making the customer happy, TuneCore should be your first choice for music distribution. They earn our highest rating.

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SongCast works to distribute independent artists music work through iTunes, Rhapsody, AmazonMP3, eMusic , Google Play, and more. SongCast Music started in 2006 and currently holds a Better Business Rating of A.

SongCast allows you to keep 100% of your earnings from music downloads sales. SongCast allows you to pay for your music distribution month-to-month. The monthly membership fee is $5.99 and you'll also pay a fee of $19.99 per album or $9.99 for each single. The album price is affordably priced but the monthly fees on a single song makes SongCast more expensive than other companies offering the same service. However, like other companies, you never have to pay a commission on any future sales and maintain all rights to the music.

To get started you open an account at SongCast, upload your music and album file cover. Any royalties from song sales are paid to your SongCast account on the 20th of each month which may transferred to you via Paypal. Priced a little higher, SongCast's monthly fees make distributing singles more expensive than other companies. Starting an account at SongCast is simple but we wished they provided assistance with album covers for those really new to the industry.

Overall, SongCast is a good value for album distribution and is easy to work with, but they're less of a good deal for those working on singles.

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Songrila was founded by Bernd Awaloff of Germany and is relatively new to the market place. Songrila is a music download site where small labels and independent artists post their music for sale. This is a smaller shop that currently assists approximately 4,500 artists and unlike other music distribution sites, Songrila does not charge fees but retains a portion of each sale.

Registration is free at Songrila and you may sell directly via an artist website, MySpace and Facebook. You are allowed to choose the price of your songs. Should you sell a song through one of these outlets you will receive 80% of the proceeds and Songrila keeps 20%. You will continue to maintain all rights to the music. Payment occurs one time per month via Paypal, bank transfer, and Click& Buy. To start, you open a free account at Songrila, upload your music and go.

One of the concerns we had with the Songrila website is that it's a German based company and this may turn off potential North American customers with misspellings and German language on some web pages. We also felt that for successful artists, Songrila would potentially charge much more in costs than those companies higher ranked.

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Music Publishing

If you have a knack for singing and want to get your name and voice out there, several online music publishing companies exist today that allow you to easily publish and distribute your music to iTunes, Rhapsody and other big name online retailers.

These companies remove the cost of the major music producers and allow you to keep larger portions of your music sales. In addition to a wide range of music exposure, they also offer low cost pricing and discounts on volume transactions.

However, not all online music publishing companies are the same. Before publishing your music with a service, you should consider a number of factors. Some of these include:

  • Services included. Does the music publishing company offer cover templates and assistance to help your presence look professional?
  • Cost. What is the cost to distribute a single song and the cost of an album? Is there a monthly fee for the music publishing service?
  • Distribution networks. What networks does the music publishing company work with has reviewed and ranked the best online music publishing services available today. We hope these reviews help you find the right music distribution service to get your name and voice out there!

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Universal Music Publishing Group signs HRVY to global deal

Universal Music Publishing Group has signed rising British pop star HRVY to an exclusive publishing deal. In 2017, HRVY's debut EP Holiday featuring Redfoo and Stylo G reached No.2 on the iTunes album ...

Published:  Tue, 18 Dec 2018 05:46:00 GMT

Concord Music Acquires Samuel French, Storied Theatrical Publisher

Concord Music announced on Monday the acquisition of iconic theatre licensor and publisher Samuel French, which will help anchor Concord Theatricals, a new umbrella company housing all of its theatric...

Published:  Mon, 17 Dec 2018 11:31:00 GMT

Concord Music Acquires Samuel French in Big Push Into Theater Business

Samuel French, a venerable publisher of American and British play scripts, has been acquired by a fast-growing music industry conglomerate that is making a big move into the theater business. Concord ...

Published:  Tue, 18 Dec 2018 12:14:00 GMT

SOFI TUKKER Extend Publishing Deal With Third Side Music

New York-based, two time Grammy-nominated duo Sofi Tukker are set to extend their publishing deal with Third Side Music. With the musicians' impressive arsenal of synch success via prominent placement...

Published:  Mon, 17 Dec 2018 11:27:00 GMT

Ella Mai Signs Worldwide Deal With Sony/ATV Music Publishing

Singer Ella Mai, who is enjoying a worldwide smash with her song "Boo'd Up" and was nominated for two Grammy Awards last week, has signed a worldwide deal with Sony/ATV Music Publishing.

Published:  Wed, 12 Dec 2018 06:57:00 GMT

Andre de Raaff's CTM Publishing buys Derek Bramble publishing catalog

The four deals have all been established through CTM's partnership with prolific UK music publisher Steve Lewis. De Raaff founded independent publisher Imagem, which he sold to Concord for more than $...

Published:  Tue, 18 Dec 2018 11:58:00 GMT

Music Publishing Manager

Qanawat Middle East is currently looking for a Music Publishing Manager who will be responsible for ensuring that songwriters and composers receive payment when their music compositions are used comme...

Published:  Mon, 17 Dec 2018 16:18:00 GMT

Getting in tune: Reform comes to music licensing for the first time in 20 years

"What the Music Modernization Act does is it intends to standardize an industry that desperately needs it. Right now, it isn't easy for songwriters or publishers to collect royalties or for streaming ...

Published:  Mon, 17 Dec 2018 03:00:00 GMT

Ella Mai Inks New Publishing Deal with Sony/ATV Music

Wrapping up a major year, Ella Mai lands a new worldwide publishing deal with Sony/ATV Music. The announcement came from the company who is looking forward to working with the singer as her career ...

Published:  Wed, 12 Dec 2018 10:48:00 GMT

Apple Texture Magazine App: Publishers confront similar issue that challenged music, TV and movie business models

The Texture app has been out for a while now. Often described as a Netflix for magazines, the nifty app for iOS and Android lets you read about 200 magazines for only $10/month. It's a great app, and ...

Published:  Wed, 12 Dec 2018 13:16:00 GMT

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