1990 was a year that the music industry hadn’t changed much from its glory years in 1960s when corporate giants such as RCA and Capitol called the shots, and artist were little more then a roach to be crushed (and capitalized upon). In 1995 however, certain shifts were evident in New York City, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Los Angeles. Listeners weren’t only looking for new music from new sources; they were actively rebelling against mainstream music and choosing to boycott obscure labels and music that was not well-known.
The giants listened, but were still convinced that the shift would not be able to overthrow the monolithic power structure they had built. They were wrong.
Music distribution is one of the many areas of control that the corporate music gods have. Traditional music distribution was managed through a complicated series of pipelines, which included many industry friends and associates and significant amounts of postage. Distribution was slow, costly, and very heavy. Even before the advent of compact discs, record stores were still the size of warehouses Letsmix.
The new internet and its new era digital music distribution were the key to ending the corporate stranglehold over music. Digital music distribution has been a new concept for most musicians. Many artists are still learning the basics of digital music distribution.
What is Digital Music Distribution (DMD)?
Digital music distribution refers to the simple process of hiring music delivery personnel to help you distribute your music in the most popular online stores. For example, some companies charge an extremely low fee to place your product at over 750 stores across the globe.
Digital music distribution is the best method to sell your music online. Direct contact with companies to request inclusion on their digital music shelves is not possible, even though many struggling artists do try. Artists do better to contact people within the industry they are interested in, as is the case for many other industries. In this case, that would be companies involved in digital music distributors.
You need to find a company that can distribute your digital music. This will allow you to sell your music online. There are many such companies around the globe, each with its own strengths and weaknesses. If you are looking for a company that can distribute music to online retailers, it is important to locate one that has the ability to distribute to over 700. This is commonly considered to be the largest distribution. It is possible for not all companies to do this, so the closer you can get the number the better.
digital music distribution will be required to sell your music online. This distributor must also offer excellent customer service. Whatever company you choose to work with, be sure that you are able to reach out to customer service providers by phone or mail. This is sometimes a challenge. Automated systems are common in most companies. You should not choose a distributor that has a customer support number that connects directly to an automated system. This won’t help you if your need UPC codes urgently – which brings up another important concern: ensure that your distributor can provide UPC and ISRC codes. You don’t want the service to be free only to find that you have to pay another fee in order to receive a sales number for your product.