Record Label Features At Disctokid

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Learn about the record label features at Distrokid

In today’s post, I will rave about Distrokid’s record label features. Distrokid is a distribution company that automates the burden of getting one’s into stores and streaming platforms.

They’re constantly adding new platforms to increase the reach of the music. This works out to possible additional income.

One of the best things that I personally like is the reasonable pricing, which is incomparable in the industry.

The structure of the plans makes it very easy for individuals to distribute music as a label or distributor even on a small budget.

Finally, DIstrokid offers “splits” which automate the process of royalty payments. This means that the label or music publisher does not have to calculate numbers at any point in time.

Royalty Splits. Source – Distrokid, 2021.

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Distrokid offers three record label plans

Distrokid offers three record label plans. They are:

  • Musician – single artist.
  • Musician Plus – 2 artists.
  • Label 5 – 100 artists.

Musician – one artist or band

Features of the musician label include:

  • Upload unlimited songs.
  • Upload unlimited lyrics.
  • Spotify verified checkmark.
  • Collect earnings from royalty splits.

Cost – $19.99 / year


Musician Plus label plan2 artists or bands

This plan includes all of those under the Musician/single artist plan PLUS

  • 2 artists or bands.
  • Daily streaming stats.
  • Customizable ISRC codes.
  • Customizable label name.
  • Customizable release date.
  • Customizable pre-order date.
  • Customizable iTunes pricing.
  • Synced lyrics on

Label5 to 100 artists or bands.

Everything in the Musician plan is included PLUS:

  • 2 artists or bands.
  • Daily streaming stats.
  • Customizable ISRC codes.
  • Customizable label name.
  • Customizable release date.
  • Customizable pre-order date.
  • Customizable iTunes pricing.
  • Synced lyrics on .
record label

Price differences on the label plan

The label plans are tiered even further. The label will pay approximately $10.00 – $12.00 per artist/month across the various plans:

5 artists – $79.99/year  (save 20%).

10 artists – $139.99/year (save 30%).

20 artists – $239.99/year (save 40%).

50 artists – $599.99/year (save 40%).

100 artists – $1199.99/year (save 40%).

Ideas for recouping costs

  1. Join the free Distrokid affiliate program and promote the company to labels and other parties.

2. Follow a non-traditional business model by offering add-on services. You do not have to create the service, but you can become an affiliate of companies that pay commissions.

Ideas for add on services include:

  • Music lessons.
  • Singing lessons.
  • Music business education.
  • Event production – e.g. online.
  • Produce merchandise – free on sites like Teespring.
  • Offer a rewards program for artist referrals to the company.
  • Monetize your label’s website with products (for example Amazon) and ads.

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Impac Jazz is a music industry website dedicated to indie music creators. Our goal is to help you to navigate the music scene in order to distribute your music and make money with it.

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