9 Questions To Ask Before Putting Your Music Online For Sale
Posted on 4 August, 2015 by Team Wishberry
Does the distribution platform take a portion of the sales revenue that your music generates?Some distributors will take a cut of the distribution revenue that your music has earned from downloads and streams via the site; and some of the platforms let the artists keep 100% of their distribution sales revenue. Different distribution platforms have different business models. But that doesn’t make the one not keeping the cut any better than the one that is.
Do they have a dedicated Customer Care team?We always will need help. No matter how user friendly the service is, having a dedicated customer service team will certainly make things way simpler. All Uber users would agree to this, given how there’s a minimal customer support for something as basic as commuting! So, imagine how necessary it is to have someone from the other side help you clear the confusion during the distribution process of your work!
Does the site offer an FAQ tab, to find answers to the simple problems you may face?Most of the problems that artists would face stem from lack of familiarity with new technology. And, an FAQ tab in such a case will get you through those minor hiccups, while saving a lot of time.
Do they provide guidelines on how to format your release?Normally, all digital stores have an extremely specific requirement when it comes to the format of your release (audio, video, and artwork). These details are to be marked way ahead of time, so something as basic as having your work in the right format shouldn’t hold back on distribution.
Does the service support independent artists using this platform?Every independent artist likes the feeling of being a part of a large creative community, where the distributor that you’ve chosen is lucky to have you.
Your distributor should not only have a keen understanding of your struggles as an indie artist, but also provide you with the kind of support you deserve.Also, it should provide opportunities for you to increase your fan base, or offer tips from other artists to help your career move forward.