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If artists get 100% of the royalties how do you make money? I want to be sure that a service I use for something as important is this will still be around in 12 months.

Also, do you collect and pay out money to artists like CDBaby does or do they have to collect it themselves?

DistroKid makes money from the $19.99/year.

DistroKid collects royalties & pays out monthly. I also founded AdBrite which paid out several million dollars per month, if that adds to DistroKid's credibility.

And the good thing is that even if your distributor disappears, your music is still in the stores. It's decoupled from the distributor. Tho I'm not sure how you'd manage your music if your distributor went away, but I'm sure there's a way. Also, the stores vetted DistroKid somewhat. Likely so they can avoid having to figure this out.

Thanks. I'm definitely going to try DistroKid out with my next release.

He charges each artist $19.99/year. Hopefully that'll be enough - cause I'd love for this service to still be around in 12 months.

Sorry, saw that after clicking through to the site.

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