Music distributor DistroKid expands into music video distribution with ‘DistroVid’ – TechCrunch

Record labels were once the only ticket into the music industry. Now it’s easier than ever for struggling musicians to stream their music and video content. DistroKid, an independent music distribution company, has launched its new music video distribution service called DistroVid to allow any artist to download unlimited music videos from Apple Music, Amazon Music, TIDAL and Vevo.

The company also noted that more digital service providers will come online in the coming months. According to the DistroVid website, the service also covers YouTube. Membership costs $99 per year, and users can add additional artists for $49.99 per year.

“Many streaming services have started delivering music videos in addition to audio, but until now there hasn’t been a perfect way for independent artists to integrate their music videos with these services,” said Philip Kaplan, Founder and CEO of DistroKid. A declaration. “Our new music video service, called DistroVid, makes it easy and affordable for independent artists to get their music videos anywhere.”

The new service could help streamline video distribution for independent artists, as it’s typical for video distribution services, like Symphonic and Ditto Music, to charge a one-time fee of $95 to $99 per music video download. With DistroVid, artists pay the same price once a year and can download unlimited music videos. Additionally, DistroKid pays artists 100% of their earnings, while some competitors pay 70%.

From an artist’s perspective, DJ Hoppa said DistroVid is a “game changer” for independent labels and artists. “I’ve always emphasized the importance of music videos for every artist we’ve worked with – videos really help potential fans connect with both the artist and their music,” said label founder DJ Hoppa. Broken Complex. “Until now, it’s been expensive and difficult to add my music videos to streaming services, which means our fans are forced to jump between apps to watch them. DistroVid is changing all that. The new tool makes it easy and inexpensive to upload as many videos as I want and then send them directly to where fans are already listening to my music.DistroVid is going to be a game changer for my indie label and for indie artists around the world.

The video distribution service was first tested last month. Some DistroKid artists criticized the company for the annual award. DistroKid tweeted a response:

Originally, DistroKid planned to charge non-members $129 per year. However, this is no longer reflected on the website.

Another affordable option is PeekSound, which charges artists $80 per year for unlimited music videos, a difference of $19 from DistroVid. The catch is that PeekSound doesn’t distribute music videos to TIDAL and charges extra for Apple Music and Vevo. Additionally, artists must upload videos to their YouTube profiles themselves. PeekSound users keep 100% of royalties.

DistroKid was founded in 2013 and currently serves around two million artists. The music distribution company was one of the few pioneers to move from a pay-per-exit model to an annual fee model. Recently, rival TuneCore revised its pricing structure for the first time in 16 years to come closer to DistroKid’s pricing structure.

Last year, DistroKid received an investment from software investor Insight Partners, valuing the company at $1.3 billion. The company also unveiled two programs in 2021. One is a program called “DistroKid Upstream” for streaming data sharing and the other is a Twitch affiliate partnership program.

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