For many years independent music distribution was both difficult and expensive to do. As an independent artist you had to deal with mass duplication of a physical album as well as figuring out a way to get your album into record stores. This made independent music distribution almost impossible for most artists. Funding alone was usually a big enough obstacle to stop artists from getting their album out of the studio and onto the store’s shelf.
Now independent music distribution can be done much easier using the Internet. These days I see more and more companies coming out that can provide such services. This makes distribution for independent artists so much more accessible. The days of trying to get unsolicited music into stores are over. There isn’t a need for it. Any music artist that is on their own should not concentrate their efforts on putting out a physical album. You should duplicate some copies of your album for C/D sales at shows but don’t plan on making thousands for mass distribution.
Do some investigating online for possible independent music distribution companies. This is where you want to release your album, online. Let the record labels handle mass distribution of physical C/D’s. As an independent artist you will be able to get your music out to many more people for a lot less money doing it online.
Like everything in life, there is a fee involved with online independent music distribution. Find a company that only charges a small percentage for every download. This way you don’t have to pay a lot of money upfront. Instead the distribution company as well as you gets paid only when your music is purchased and downloaded. The small amount of money you will pay for the distribution service is well worth it.
Online Independent music distribution is a perfect way for musicians to distribute their music. It provides a cost effective way for you to get your music heard all over the world. It’s also very convenient for the consumer. They have the ability to get access to your music right from home. With online independent music distribution musicians have a much better chance at a promising music career.