Bandcamp’s mission is to create the best possible service for artists and labels to share and earn money from their music, and for fans to discover and enjoy it.
We believe that music is an indispensable part of culture, and for that culture to thrive, artists—no matter the size of their audience—must be compensated fairly and transparently for their work. Without this belief, our mission would be meaningless, and it’s why we’ve built our business around a model that puts the artist first.
When you buy something on Bandcamp, whether it’s digital music, vinyl, or a t-shirt, ticket or cassette, 80-85% of your money goes to the artist, and we pay out daily. The remainder goes to payment processor fees and Bandcamp’s revenue share, which is 10-15% on digital items, and 10% on physical goods.
As the world’s largest music and audio platform, SoundCloud lets people discover and enjoy the greatest selection of music from the most diverse creator community on earth. Since launching in 2008, the platform has become renowned for its unique content and features, including the ability to share music and connect directly with artists, as well as unearth breakthrough tracks, raw demos, podcasts and more. This is made possible by an open platform that directly connects creators and their fans across the globe. Music and audio creators use SoundCloud to both share and monetise their content with a global audience, as well as receive detailed stats and feedback from the SoundCloud community.
iTunes™ is the premier destination for digital downloads. They offer high quality DRM-free MP3s and command over 80% of the download marketplace revenue. Once your music has been finalized and approved for distribution, we’ll deliver it to iTunes™ within a few days! That delivery includes all iTunes™ stores worldwide. If you’ve opted to distribute your music to streaming services, we’ll also deliver your tracks to Apple Music, the interactive music streaming companion to iTunes.
Apple’s subscription streaming service is the largest interactive music library in the world. For the monthly fee of $9.99, Apple Music subscribers can access the songs of their favorite artists (ad-free) and listen to great curated playlists on Beats 1, a 24/7 global radio station. Through Apple Connect, every artist can communicate directly with their fans on Apple Music, upload demos, music videos, backstage photos, and more. Note: Apple Music is a companion service to iTunes, and customers can still download your tracks through the iTunes Store.
Spotify is the dominant player in the music streaming business. Customers worldwide can access their favorite artists using a free ad-supported version or by paying a monthly fee for Spotify’s premium option.
Seattle-based Amazon is the world’s largest online retailer. Their MP3 store sells DRM-free downloads to the largest audience anywhere. They also offer streaming music to Amazon Prime customers.
Google’s music site allows users to discover new music, share it with friends on Google+, purchase MP3 tracks online from any computer, tablet or android phone, and listen to a huge catalog of music through their paid subscription service. Google Play users can also upload their music to the cloud for easy access across multiple devices.
Pandora is driven by a single purpose: unleashing the infinite power of music by connecting artists and fans, whether through earbuds, car speakers, live on stage or anywhere fans want to experience it. Pandora’s team of highly trained musicologists analyze hundreds of attributes for each recording which powers the proprietary Music Genome Project®, delivering billions of hours of personalized music tailored to the tastes of each music listener, full of discovery, making artist/fan connections at unprecedented scale. Founded by musicians, Pandora empowers artists with valuable data and tools to help grow their careers and connect with their fans.
YouTube is already the world’s most popular music platform, with a rich catalog of studio tracks, live recordings, cover songs, and more. With YouTube Music, listeners can access high-quality Art Tracks of your music (delivered by CD Baby), as well as videos you’ve uploaded to your own channel and any videos your fans have created using your music. For YouTube Red subscribers, this content is accessible ad-free and can be played while offline. For all other YouTube Music users, videos and music tracks are ad-supported. As an artist, CD Baby’s partnership with YouTube Music does NOT prevent you from uploading the same songs to your own YouTube channel. We’re simply making sure that YouTube Music users can hear your whole catalog of music in high-quality audio.
Based in France, Deezer is a prominent streaming service that boasts 20 million users and registers 6 million unique visitors per month. Partnerships with mobile heavyweight Orange and Cricket Wireless have further extended Deezer’s reach into international markets.
Shazam is a hugely popular music discovery app available on smartphones. Music fans can use Shazam to identify the ‘title and artist’ of a song by putting their phone near the sound source while a song is being played. When you distribute your music with CD Baby, your music will be added to the Shazam database–making it easy for music fans to discover and buy your music using Shazam.
TIDAL is an artist-owned music streaming service, offering subscribers access to a catalog of high-fidelity, lossless audio, boasting as many as 25 million tracks and 75,000 HD quality music videos. TIDAL also features expert editorial from experienced music journalists.
KKBox is Asia’s leading music streaming service. With the support from more than 500 international major and local independent music labels, KKBox features 40 million legal tracks, including the most comprehensive Asia-Pop music library, and is currently available in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore and Malaysia with over 10 million users.
LINE MUSIC is a music streaming service with an expansive collection of music available for unlimited play and sharing with friends on LINE.
Napster is the power to play the music you love anytime, anywhere. Stream million songs and dive into the Listener Network to connect with music fans from around the globe. Download your favorite songs, albums and playlists for offline access so you never miss beat. It’s time to meet your new music collection!
8tracks internet radio is the best place for people who care about music to make and discover playlists. Listeners can tune into 2m+ playlists lovingly curated by people around the world. Nearly 8m monthly listeners enjoy programming that spans every imaginable style, activity or mood, offering an unmatched opportunity for music discovery with a uniquely human touch. Artists gain exposure to an audience that’s both musically adventurous and culturally influential.
Saavn is the leading streaming music provider in India, offering the largest selection of Bollywood, devotional, and regional Indian content, along with a catalog of over 25 million English and international tracks. Saavn’s award-winning apps provide both paid subscription and ad-supported options.
AWA, the Japan-based subscription-style music streaming service, is known for its unique and cutting-edge music recommendation engine. The in-house developed engine provides users with new suggested music, tailored to their taste and preferred music styles. Currently, AWA users have unlimited access to an enormous catalogue of music and ready-made playlists with the touch of a button. In addition, AWA users can create and curate their own playlists to share, making the streaming music service a music based social networking service.
ClaroMúsica allows users to stream songs both online and off, and also features an a la carte download option. This digital music service, available in 16 countries as part of America Móvil Group, offers weekly or monthly subscription plans for both streaming and download.
Kuack is a streaming music app for subscription, multiplatform and multilabel which has 2 types of service with different prices, Premium and Top Chart. The Premium service allows the user to unlimited music streaming, conditional downloads, create playlists, share on social networks,etc. The Top Chart service has a top 40 and the user can select up to 5 playlists from a list of curated playlist and then can rotate them every 7 days, this service also allows conditional downloads but of the complete playlist not just tracks.
Anghami is the leading music streaming platform in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), amassing more than 30 million users, including 7 million monthly active users. With your music available at Anghami, fans are able to play and discover your music as a free ad-supported user or as a subscriber with various premium features (tethered download, no-ads, lyrics…).
iHeartRadio offers access to over 750+ radio stations nationwide as well as a DMCA-compliant personalized radio feature. You will be paid for plays on iHeartRadio through SoundExchange and not CD Baby.
MediaNet is one of the biggest providers of digital music, calling upon a heavy-hitting list of distribution retailers. With domestic & international outlets, MediaNet places your music into a global marketplace.
Akazoo is a leading mobile and digital entertainment and music services company with over 8 years of expertise in monetization of B2C and B2B mobile music, media services, patented music technologies and recommendation algorithms.
Slacker gives listeners access to the world’s best music and entertainment wherever they are. Slacker can be listened to for free on any device. Users can subscribe and enjoy a commercial-free experience with deep customization, offline listening, and on-demand access to millions of songs and albums.
24-7 Entertainment, Europe’s leading B2B technology provider specializing in online and mobile distribution of digital entertainment, powers major retailers including Play.com, Media Markt, Saturn, TDC PLAY, ExLibris and many more. CD Baby artists receive vast international exposure once delivered to 24-7’s digital distribution network.
Established in 2004, 7digital is a leading digital media delivery company based in London and operating globally. They have exceptional relationships within the music industry and have a fully licensed catalogue of over 11 million tracks in MP3 format, giving 7digital one of the broadest MP3 reaches in the world.
Powered by the largest search engine in Russia, Yandex.Music allows users to discover and listen to songs and entire albums from both Russian and foreign artists. Yandex.Music users can create their own playlists and recommend tracks to other users. With 3.5 million licensed recordings, Yandex.Music offers a wide range of genres and styles.
InProdicon is a white label provider of digital music services for the worldwide market. Founded in 2003, InProdicon was amongst the first to launch music download services in Europe. Having recently upgraded its platform and revamped its services, InProdicon is now in the process of launching a number of subscription services with partners around the Globe.
Kdigital acts as a content provider to a wide range of telecom-based music services throughout Asia, providing services spanning digital sync and streaming activities to their outlets. Over 120 platforms throughout Asia and Middle East participate in Kdigital’s distribution. CD Baby acts as a doorway to this distribution outlet.
United Media Agency
United Media Agency (UMA) provides a music service to customers directly and on a B2B basis with the Mail.ru group. Mail.ru owns and operates Mail.ru (https://mail.ru), one of largest email providers in Russia / the Commonwealth of Independent States and the two largest social media networks in Russia/the CIS; VKontakte (VK) (https://vk.com), Odnoklassniki (OK) (https://ok.ru). So your music will be monetized on these social networks with the potential to reach more than 150 million users. Additionally, UMA is also making content available on BOOM, a mobile music app for the social network users of Mail.Ru Group.
NetEase Cloud Music
NetEase Cloud Music is the fastest growing music service in China with more than 600 million registered users. With more than 50% of all music listened to on the service being international music, it provides an ideal platform for international labels and artists to showcase and monetize their music to a relevant audience. With an in-built social network, NetEase Fan Connect, it is the most social music service, providing artists a platform to engage directly with their fans.