As a musician in the 21st century, you have more options than ever to get your music out into the world. Platforms like Spotify and Apple Music have made it easier than ever for artists to be heard, but getting traction can still be tough without some help. That’s where DistroKid comes in. OutlookIndia recently spoke with the team at DistroKid about how their platform can help you grow your fanbase through features such as Splits, Hyperfollow, and Teams.
What is DistroKid?
DistroKid is an online music distribution service that allows independent artists to upload their music to major streaming platforms like Apple Music, Spotify, and many more. It also provides other services such as royalty collection from YouTube videos featuring your music and marketing tools designed to help you promote your songs on social media networks like Twitter and Instagram. In addition, they offer advanced features such as Splits, Hyperfollow, and Teams which are designed to help you grow your fanbase even further.
What is Splits?
Splits is one of DistroKid’s most popular features. It allows you to share revenue generated from sales or streams of your music with collaborators who helped make it happen. This could include producers who worked on the track or anyone else involved in its creation – all without needing a record label contract or any other hassles associated with traditional publishing deals. All that’s needed is for everyone involved to sign up for a free artist account at Distrokid so that they can receive their portion of the royalties generated by the song’s success.
What is HyperFollow?
HyperFollow is another great feature DistroKid offers that helps you drive engagement with fans when releasing new music. When someone buys or streams one of your songs via a link shared on various platforms (such as Bandcamp), they will be prompted to follow you on those same sites after checkout so they don’t miss out on future releases or news updates about upcoming events related to your career as an artist. This way, no matter how long it takes someone to find out about you or become interested enough in what you do musically – there’s always a chance for them to stay engaged!
What Is Teams?
Teams is another helpful service offered by DistroKid which makes it easier for artists working together (or even solo acts) to manage their careers better together under one collective identity – regardless if they’re signed with labels or not! By joining forces through this feature all members will benefit from exclusive discounts on fees when uploading new tracks & albums plus access shared resources such as playlists & promo campaigns across various digital channels provided exclusively through Team accounts set up within the platform itself so everyone stays connected & working towards common goals easily over time!
Distrokid offers musicians numerous ways of ensuring their art reaches its audience while maintaining control over royalties earned from streams/purchases of said work and sharing profits amongst collaborators involved in the production/creation process – all without having a physical record label contract between them either! Moreover; features such as HyperFollow & Teams allow artist groups/collectives/duos etc….to stay connected while keeping up momentum around projects both current & upcoming ones alike- ensuring continuous support amongst group members themselves too!