What's your favorite music streaming service? There are many to choose from. The most popular ones are Amazon Music, Apple Music, Deezer, Napster, Pandora, Spotify, Tidal, and YouTube Music, depending on where you might be from. There are dozens of other streaming services.
Have you ever wondered how a musician gets their music onto these streaming services?
Well, we can't upload our songs to these services on our own. We must use a distribution company to do so. There are several different companies that do this. They all charge us money of course, which is rather disappointing, as the amount of money that we pay to send our music to streaming services doesn't exactly come back to us because streaming services make a habit of not paying artists. Let's table that for a moment, and come back to the distribution companies. They all kind of do the same job, but how they do so is slightly different, and they have different types of services and customer support experiences, and that sort of thing.
I have recently decided to change distributors for five of my singles. The five singles are as follows:
Since I am changing distributors, these five songs are not currently available on global streaming services. Now, I'm not a popular enough artist that anyone would have noticed this, but it's true. Feel free to have a look. You can't stream them right now. Of course, these songs are still available right here on my official website, over on my Bandcamp page, and on my Audiomack page, as they do not require a distributor in order to add music. However, since there are plenty of folks out there who prefer to listen to music on Apple or Pandora or Spotify, I will once again distribute the above five singles to streaming services. Which single should be re-released first?
I posed that question to the wonderful people on my mailing list, and let them choose via a poll. (I would very much like it if you joined my mailing list.) They selected "Won't Love You Anymore".
As an artist who very much wishes to please, "Won't Love You Anymore" will return to streaming services tomorrow, Tuesday 25th January. If you really miss this song, and would like to hear it now, you can find it on my website at the link above, at this Bandcamp link, or at this Audiomack link.
Do you have any thoughts on which song I should re-release next? Feel free to comment on this blog post with your suggestions.