We’d like to notify you of an important change to our digital distribution services.
As you may know, Loudr offers artists the option to distribute their music through other digital stores, including iTunes, Google Play, Spotify and others. We work directly with Apple to deliver music to iTunes, and had partnered with an outside distribution service to reach other stores. However, based on feedback we’ve received from our artists, we’ve made the decision to move away from this outside service in the interest of shorter submission times, better control over distribution options, and more favorable terms for our artists.
Loudr already delivers music to some of the most popular digital retailers - iTunes and Pandora, with Google Play and Spotify coming in mid-March. As we evaluate additional services, we aim to add the stores that benefit our artists the most, and want to hear from you if you’d like to suggest a retailer not already on the horizon.
We feel strongly that artists should have as much direct control as possible over all aspects of their music careers, and will be listening as we continue to grow our distribution network.
If you have any questions or concerns about how this change affects you and your music, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tell us additional distribution options you want as a Loudr artist by filling out our online artist survey. Note: You are not required to answer all questions and may skip to Question 5 to address specific distribution services.
Thanks for getting Loudr with us,
Your Team @ Loudr
How does Loudr decide what stores it will distribute to?
You spent a lot of time and money making your records, so the decision to send your music to any store is one that we take seriously.
We try to weigh factors like financials (whether you’ll make money) and audience potential (whether you’ll get new fans), with the feedback that we get from you. Generally we want to send your music to stores where you’ll get the most benefit, and avoid sending your music to stores that don’t have a sustainable business model.
I only sell my music on the Loudr website. Does this affect me?
No, it does not. But if you ever do decide to use Loudr to send your music to other platforms like Google Play or Spotify, this will be relevant.
I asked to have my music sold through these stores, but the distribution hasn’t gone through yet. What does this mean for me?
Bear with us: this means your music will go live as soon as possible. When it goes live, it will be sent by Loudr to the stores directly, which means no middlemen, more control over content, and better royalties for you.
I didn’t realize that I could use Loudr to send my music to iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, and Pandora. Can I go back and have you send my music out to those additional distributors?
Sure! Just send us an email at email@example.com and let us know which of those additional stores you’d like your music on.
My music is currently being sold through Loudr on iTunes. Does this affect me?
Nope! We already work directly with iTunes.
My music is currently made available through Loudr on Spotify, Google Play and other stores. How does this affect me?
Your music will continue to be available through Spotify and Google Play as of mid-March, although it is possible that any store URLs may change. Your music will not be available through other distributors we do not have direct relationships with.
What additional distributors can Loudr send my music to as of today?
We currently distribute to iTunes and Pandora, and will be adding Spotify and Google Play in mid-March. We’ll continue to pursue relationships with the most popular stores.
How can I get Loudr to distribute to additional services other than iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, and Pandora?
We are currently evaluating additional services and you can let us know your suggestions through our artist survey. You are not required to answer all questions and may skip to Question 5 to address specific distribution services.