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- August 1, 2018 at 4:01 pm in reply to: Latin Music – Yesterday And Today – Spotify Playlist #30598
Here’s my link:July 29, 2018 at 2:39 pm in reply to: Latin Music – Yesterday And Today – Spotify Playlist #30578
I have a track. It’s called Es Cumbia!…Bailemos! by Kirk Cole. Check it out and let me know if you think you would like to add it to your playlist. If not, it’s cool.
“ding-ding-ding-ding”…….gtrwll, you just won the Grand prize. That’s the ultimate answer I was looking for. I’m sending you a Virginia ham for Christmas. No, I’m not, just kidding. So now I’ll go that route, AND take BEATSLINGERS advice and research how to protect my music from being ripped off, and protect myself from being cheated out of money. Thanks guys….EVERYBODY who provided input to this conversation.
Okay…it seems things got out of hand. Let me try to start from the beginning. Maybe I didn’t express things correctly, and I’ll take full responsibility for that. I’m not trying to get on anybody’s bad side, and I want to work together. I apologize.
Okay….all I’m trying to ask is this ONE THING….and let me break it down. Let’s say I compose 5 “pieces”, “edits”, or whatever you want to call them, this week.
NOW…based on past experience, whenever I compose a “piece”, I go on CD Baby and/or Tunecore, register the work, pay the fees for the singles ($9.00 EACH) and then they get released, and I can do whatever marketing and promoting, or distribution, or whatever I want with them. But it cost me $9.00 EACH to release them. I have all of the rights, ownership, etc. for EACH piece. On CD Baby alone, I just paid $45.00 for those 5 pieces to be released.
NOW…let’s say those 5 “pieces” are 2 minutes each, and I want to submit them to whatever music library, and I successfully accomplish that. REMEMBER…they cost me $45.00.
Would it just be better to release them through Distrokid, since Distrokid has Unlimited releases for $20.00 a year, as opposed to paying $9.00 per release?
Based on the scenario I mentioned, going through Distrokid, it would not have cost me anything to release the 5 “pieces”, as opposed to $45.00 I paid through CD Baby. And PLEASE….PEOPLE….don’t say “you just answered your own question”. Just give me a straight up answer. Do you license your music through CD Baby, TuneCore, Distrokid, or whoever, before you submit them to music libraries?
OR…do I have to go through the aggregators AT ALL to submit music to music libraries?
And I, once agin, apologize for the previous rant. I’m not trying to offend anyone, or get on anyone’s bad side.
I’ve been doing extensive research every chance I get. I go to work all day, come home in the evenings, and I write, do homework (Full Sail University Music Production Online Bachelors program, and I graduated this past spring with my degree in Audio Production), practice bass, and market and promote the material I’ve composed already…for about 4-5 hours in the evenings, and most of the day Saturday, and Sunday. I’m constantly grinding. I’m already registered with CD Baby, Landr, and TuneCore. I’m already registered with BMI, and Sound Exchange. I have my releases worldwide on internet radio. I have my material on Soundcloud, YouTube, Spotify, iTunes, and a slew of other distribution partners. I entered contests with Indaba Music. I’m making connections on Music 2 Deal. I have “The Indie Bible” of which I read, and utilize, on a daily basis. I purchased and I read the e-book “Make Music?…Make Money!” which I purchased from this site. I’m just starting to get into Production music. I know a lot of people have paid their dues, and earned their stripes, and I wasn’t asking for any short cuts, or hook ups. I was just curious if people use Distrokid since it has unlimited releases for 20 dollars a year, or CD Baby or Tune Core. I’m assuming that you’re just not going to submit your music to music libraries without having them registered, and officially released. And I know if people are submitting tunes daily or weekly, releasing them through CD Baby, or TuneCore would cost a LOT. That’s all I was asking. I’ve been working in Information Technology for 20 years, and believe me, I paid my dues, and earned my stripes. But when new kids come in, I reach out and give them pointers and advice to help get them along the way. I don’t hold their hand, and coddle them, but since I’ve been around the block I answer questions just to get them over a hurdle here and there. Nobody is born knowing what they know, and somewhere along the way, everybody in every career reached out to someone with experience. If my winded response seems like I’m ticked….I AM. Too many times, as I go through these forums, and I see “newbies” seeing advice, I read a lot of “do your own research”…”people paid the dues”, etc. Nobody is looking for a free ride, just a little professional advice. I’ll say this…I’m glad that while I’m in school, my fellow classmates, and other students realize that we are ALL artists and we uplift each other. We realize that we’re all part of the entertainment family, and we do what we do to see everybody succeed.
I’m totally new to this…..I thought one would have to have information like UPC number, ISRC number, release date, etc. But based on what I’m starting to gather from your response, is, after someone composes a piece, whether it’s anywhere from 15 seconds to 3 minutes in length, you just submit it to the whichever libraries you researched, and chose?
If I started composing 15-30-60 second, and 2 minute edits, would it be better to sign up with Distrokid, since you can release unlimited edits/”songs” through them? Another question I have is, when I release licensed songs through CD Baby/Tunecore, I go through the whole deal of release dates, sending them to stores, radio airplay, marketing, promoting, etc., etc. With 15-30-60 second edits, I assume I would just immediately get the edits done though Distrokid, and start distributing them to the appropriate libraries….am I correct?
BEATSLINGER…..that seems like some pretty good advice. I work full time, and upon reading a lot of these posts about banging out hundreds and thousand of pieces, I was like Man….I have to get started, and really put a LOOOOT of time in this. I understand it’s a marathon, and not a sprint, but your pointers on Quality and not so much Quantity makes better sense.
Or anybody else who would like to weigh in on answering my question….if you don’t mind, do you have a strategy for promoting your music so you get listeners on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, etc.? I’m a newbie, and I released 2 singles through CD Baby, AND TuneCore. I’m just going to various sites, subscribing to sites that will play songs through radio (Air Play Direct, Radio Air Play), bought the Indie Bible, signed up with Music Library Report, and anything that will give me knowledge on how to create, and promote. I know it’s a long journey to get noticed, listeners, recognition, etc., so I’m not frustrated and looking for overnight success. So while I’m creating, and promoting, I’m learning. Any advice?…….Hello…..anybody out there?!?!?!