What Is: Music Streaming
Music streaming is the way people listen to music online without having to download the audio file. Popular streaming platforms include Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, Pandora and Amazon Music.
In order to release music on a streaming platform, you must have an original copyright or exclusive license to the work you are using. Several websites which help you distribute your music directly to streaming platforms include Tunecore.com, CDbaby.com and Distrokid.com.
Benefits of Release Your Music on Streaming Platforms
Releasing your music on a streaming platform allows you to give instant access of your work to the potentially millions of listeners subscribed to the service. You also earn royalty fees for each stream which is collected by a performing rights organization (P.R.O.).
How To Release Your Music on Streaming Platforms
- Identify whether you want to release a single track or full project
- Go to a music distribution website
- Pay the fee ($9-$49)