I've used DistroKid for the past two years, and it's simply the best-valued digital distributor out there. It shouldn't cost hundreds of dollars a year to release music online. I recommend it to all my musician friends.
Megan is a Nashville-based singer-songwriter. During the summer of 2013, Megan began uploading acoustic covers and mashups. Since then, her creative stylings have garnered her nearly 1 million YouTube subscribers and over 2 million listeners per month on the major streaming services. Megan has been with DistroKid since her first release.
Dan the Automator
DistroKid is simple, efficient, and just works! It is the best way I know of to get my songs onto the various streaming services and stores.
Dan "The Automator" Nakamura is a San Francisco-based hip-hop producer whose work with "Kool" Keith Thornton on the latter's Dr. Octagon project shot him to unlikely acclaim in 1996. With a series of ever more elaborate conceptual projects since then, Nakamura's wildly imaginative productions and offbeat sense of humor made him one of the leading figures in the underground renaissance of alternative rap in the late '90s. Dan is part of Deltron 3030, Dr. Octagon, Handsome Boy Modeling School, Got a Girl, Lovage, Gorillaz, and more.
DistroKid is so easy to use. The reports are detailed down to the smallest fraction of a penny. They reply in a timely manner and are willing to work with you. The prices are reasonable and the notifications you receive from DistroKid are wonderful. I can't think of any better company. I think—no, I KNOW—this will be a life-long relationship.
Buck Nasty is the platinum-selling producer of "Hit The Quan" and "Lean & Dabb" by iHeartMemphis (both distributed by DistroKid), and many others.
I like that you can upload unlimited songs each year. But my favorite feature is being able to split the master ownership. This relieves my previous headache of having to account to people whom I share the master with. By far the best feature!
Emma-Lee is a critically acclaimed, award-winning pop singer-songwriter from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Emma-Lee's songs have been used in dozens of film and television placements. Her latest single, "Worst Enemy", was a top-20 Billboard hit in Canada in 2016.
We use DistroKid to quickly and efficiently get our music up on the myriad of ever-expanding digital distribution services. We don't have a management team—and we don't have the time to deal with anything that's not brutally simple in our quest to continue our 25 year reign as the North Korea of Punk.
Propagandhi is a legendary punk band that has recorded a slew of records over their 25+ year history.
DistroKid is the epitome of artist empowerment. It's so easy to use and has a no nonsense artist-first business model. Unleash your inner auteur, create your music and distribute yourself.
Dweezil Zappa is an American rock guitarist. He records & performs as a solo artist, and with various groups including Zappa Plays Zappa—which is a tribute to his dad, Frank Zappa. Dweezil has performed and recorded with Herbie Hancock, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Bonnie Raitt, Terry Bozzio, The Fat Boys, Nuno Bettencourt, Gary Cherone, Zakk Wylde, and countless others.
Ryan "Fluff" Bruce
DistroKid was there with me starting out and has grown with me along the way! Providing such a great service while legitimately saving me some cash is a huge win in my book. If DistroKid were food, it would be bacon.
Professional audio engineer, producer & songwriter. Ryan's influential YouTube channel, "Riffs, Beards & Gear", has more than 160,000 subscribers.
I like DistroKid because it's straight-forward to use, gives detailed data for accounting purposes, and gets my music into stores faster than any other service I've ever used. DistroKid has been a godsend for those last-minute distribution needs—when you get the masters back 48-hours before you go live on iTunes.
Christopher Tin is a two-time Grammy-winning composer, and is the first composer ever to win a Grammy for a piece of music from a video game.
I use Distrokid for every song I release. It's such a fast & simple website that gets any song or album out to the world as soon as you press a couple of buttons! That's why I love it. I love the simplicity & effectiveness.
Sebastian Olzanski is a 17 year old singer & songrwitter. Sebastian has a fan base of over 1 million followers throughout his social media.
Joel "Roomie" Berghult
DistroKid has simplified and frankly revolutionized digital distribution. At a fraction of the cost, Distrokid does everything I used other services for in the past—but way faster and more streamlined.
Joel "Roomie" Berghult is an independent artist with over 2.5 million followers across his social media platforms as of November 2016. He's known for his incredible vocal flexibility and frequently collaborates on music releases with Pewdiepie, the world's most most followed social media personality.
DistroKid is fantastic at taking the headaches out of putting my music online. Instead of jumping through hoops, I upload to one place & collect my earnings. The best feature, in my opinion, is the cover song license system. This is a HUGE help, and has saved me untold hours of dealing with legal documents. DistroKid is the "killer app" for today's musician.
Glenn Fricker is an engineer, YouTube host, and owner of SpectreSoundStudios. On YouTube, Glenn has 22 million views and 170,000 subscribers. Known as the "angriest man in Canada," Glenn is known for having a genuinely honest opinion (much to the chagrin of certain manufacturers).