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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!

Music Publishing In The News

Alan Menken Signs Worldwide Deal With Warner/Chappell Music Publishing

Award-winning songwriter and composer Alan Menken has signed a worldwide deal with Warner/Chappell Music, the publishing arm of Warner Music Group. Best known for such classic film musicals as "The Little Mermaid," the animated "Beauty and The Beast ...

Published:  Fri, 18 May 2018 08:00:41 GMT

'Music is a growth business again' - Sony/ATV Music Publishing CEO Martin Bandier

Martin Bandier, chief executive of the world's leading music publisher, Sony/ATV Music Publishing, has had many reasons to celebrate recently. Last week, the company commemorated 52 straight weeks with songs by Sony/ATV writers in the No. 1 spot on the ...

Published:  Thu, 17 May 2018 08:20:00 GMT

Concord Execs Detail Maintaining 'One-Company Mentality' Through Label, Publishing Acquisitions at Canadian Music Week

"I think that we have a bit of a competitive advantage over some of the other players in the market," said CEO Scott Pascucci. Billboard's West Coast editor Melinda Newman, led a discussion with Concord Music CEO Scott Pascucci and chief publishing ...

Published:  Wed, 16 May 2018 17:07:00 GMT

Ontario Teachers' buys CEO stake in music publisher Ole

TORONTO-(BUSINESS WIRE)-May 17, ole, one of the world's fastest growing rights management companies, today announced that its CEO and founder, Robert Ott, has sold his stake in the company to founding equity partner Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan ...

Published:  Fri, 18 May 2018 08:06:00 GMT

South Africa: Here's Why Mi Casa Signing a Deal With Sony/ATV Music Publishing Is Important

Award-winning soulful dance trio, Mi Casa, signed a publishing deal with Sony/ ATV Music Publishing on Thursday, which sees their music taken to the global market. "We were looking for a publisher that has the same vision and passion for local music and ...

Published:  Fri, 18 May 2018 03:40:00 GMT

Research report explores the music publishing industry is expected to expand at a steady CAGR till 2023

The Music Publishing Market report provides a basic overview of the industry including definitions, classifications, applications and industry chain structure. Music publishing involves the acquisition of rights to, and licensing of, musical compositions ...

Published:  Tue, 15 May 2018 01:42:00 GMT

YouTube Music Is Already a Mess - and a Bad Deal for Artists, Labels, and Publishers

The music industry desperately needs YouTube Music Premium to succeed. But that's not gonna happen unless YouTube fixes a bunch of serious problems. Daniel Ek isn't freaking out right now. Because Spotify has already figured out 1,000 different ...

Published:  Fri, 18 May 2018 06:21:00 GMT

Ole Founder Robert Ott Sells His Stake of Canadian Music Publisher, Will Remain CEO

Robert Ott, the founder and CEO of Canadian rights management company ole, headquartered in Toronto, has sold his stake in the company to founding equity partner Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan (Ontario Teachers'), the company has announced. Ott, who ...

Published:  Fri, 18 May 2018 06:42:12 GMT

Evan Lamberg, President of Universal Music Publishing North America, Named President of City of Hope's Music, Film & Entertainment Industry Board

DUARTE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--City of Hope, the world-renowned independent research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases, today announced its new Music, Film and Entertainment Industry Board president as Evan ...

Published:  Mon, 14 May 2018 12:50:00 GMT

Music publishing market forecasts to 2023 published by leading research firm

The Global Music Publishing Market report provides detailed analysis of worldwide markets for Music Publishing from 2012-2018 and provides extensive market analysis forecasts 2018-2023 by key region/country and subsectors. Global Music Publishing Market ...

Published:  Tue, 15 May 2018 03:11:00 GMT

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