Monday, 22 Jul 2019

Spotify is closing its direct add program. What do you have to do?

After nearly a yr beta-testing a direct add software for choose artists, Spotify has determined to finish this system. All content material delivered by that direct submission portal shall be faraway from Spotify by July 30th, 2019.

When you had been a kind of choose artists, don’t fear — CD Child is right here to assist as all the time. You possibly can change your catalog to CD Child for FREE and get a devoted Creator Providers Account Supervisor who’ll assist with the transition and supply assist for future releases.

Learn how to change from Spotify’s direct add service to CD Child without spending a dime

Artist who’ve been impacted by this closure will obtain an electronic mail from Spotify (verify your inbox) with particulars on the best way to work with CD Child’s Creator Providers Staff. Observe the easy steps in that electronic mail. From there, we’ll get in contact, switch your catalog so there’s no downtime, be sure to hold your play counts, and assist you to prep for future releases too.

The worth of our distribution experience

Spotify is closing their direct add program, partly, as a result of they’ve realized it’s extra impactful to:

… lean into the good work our distribution companions are already doing to serve the artist neighborhood. Over the previous yr, we’ve vastly improved our work with distribution companions to make sure metadata high quality, defend artists from infringement, present their customers with instantaneous entry to Spotify for Artists, and extra.

There’s way more to distribution than transferring digital information from level A to B.

These modifications at Spotify display the worth of CD Child’s ongoing work in strong metadata supply, accounting, publishing administration and rights administration, and our improvement of instruments that assist artists get extra from their music. 

Spotify is concentrating on what they do finest, managing and rising the platform that outlined listener-friendly streaming. And we’ll hold doing what we do finest, getting your music on the market worldwide, setting you as much as take advantage of each new launch, and paying artists WEEKLY for greater than 20 years.

When Spotify-direct artists change to CD Child, you get:

Business-leading distribution (digital AND bodily)
Assist and pitching for brand new releases
Sync alternatives
Entry to world-class Publishing Administration
Social video monetization on YouTube, Fb, and Instagram
Advertising and marketing instruments for pre-saves, video premieres, and extra

Be looking out for an electronic mail from Spotify with particulars about transferring your catalog to CD Child. We’re excited to assist. 

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