DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION RESOURCESOur label, CONFIDENTIAL RECORDS, has now ceased arranging digital distribution.
We continue to offer resources for DIY Labels or Bands / Acts wishing to make their own arrangements for distribution (digital and / or physical) as well as continuing to offer an extensive range of publishing options through Maori Music Publishing.
DIGITAL DISTRIBUTIONUnless you work with a third-party Independent Record Label, you will need to arrange your own means of distribution for your music.
One of the best ways of setting up your own "store" to sell online is through Bandcamp.
(When a fan buys something on Bandcamp, an average of 82% of the money goes to the artist typically in 24-48 hours with the remainder being their service and payment processor fees).
It's a straightforward, artist-first approach that works well in association with your own promotional campaigns.
In addition to digital releases, fans can also purchase additional audio products and merchandising items such as Vinyl Records, CDs, Cassettes, and T-shirts etc.
Otherwise, if you wish to get your music out through major outlets such as iTunes, Spotify or Amazon etc., then you will need to arrange additional distribution through an "Aggregator" such as:-
CD BABY TUNECORE DISTROKID OD MEDIA
ROUTENOTE LANDR DITTO AWAL
You'll have to provide suitable AUDIO of the tracks (usually WAV or MP3 files), as well as appropriate ARTWORK and ideally LYRICS (in MS-Word or plain .TXT formats) to your chosen Aggregator - they will not be able to simply "adopt" or "assimilate" an existing release.
Service Commissions will run at around 33% for most Aggregators.
NOTE : We have no business connection to any of the above companies and you should ensure that their services, processes and charges meet your specific requirements.
Aggregators based in the USA will probably require you to complete a W-8 BEN (US TAX) Form as part of their administrative requirements.
For independent releases we can offer the following label resources:-
MCPS LICENCING BARCODES / ISRC CODES
PPL REGISTRATION UK CHART REGISTRATION
PUBLISHING ADMINISTRATIONThese changes to digital distribution services do not affect any existing publishing arrangements that you may already have with Maori Music Publishing, in any way.
It should be noted that whilst a number of aggregators also offer "publishing" arrangements, it is strongly recommended that you do not opt for these as Maori Music Publishing already offers you an excellent range of PUBLISHING SERVICES.
If you have any specific queries regarding these arrangements, by all means Contact Us.