Spotify Lists Just 5 'Preferred Distributors' — Starting With Distrokid In Bold – Digital Music News

Looks like Spotify is taking much more management over the digital distribution chain than we thought.

Spotify is now enabling artists to straight add their tracks onto the platform by way of its Spotify For Artists beta.  But in relation to exterior distributors, the corporate can be exerting a little bit of selective management.

Of course, artists and labels can use no matter Spotify-approved distributor they need.  And there’s a big listing to select from.  But Spotify has a really small listing they’re recommending.  And they’re throwing in a pleasant perk for utilizing one among their favorites (extra on that forward).

In the FAQ part beneath the query ‘How do I get my music on Spotify?‘, a tiny listing of distributors is presently listed.

Perhaps most attention-grabbing is that Distrokid is boldly listed as a ‘Spotify Preferred Artist Distributor,’ with its identify prominently displayed in enlarged lettering.

In reality, it’s their emblem picture, hovering above all different choices.

Below Distrokid, Spotify rattles off two different ‘Other Preferred Artist Distributors’: EmuBands, CD Baby.  Under ‘Label Distributors,’ one other two names emerge: The Orchard and FUGA.

All of the distributors listed on Spotify’s FAQ are inclined to cater to indie artists and labels, though Sony Music Entertainment wholly owns The Orchard.  Some of FUGA’s larger shoppers embrace Armada Music, Epitaph Records, Ultra Records, Tommy Boy Entertainment, Curb and Domino.