As an artist, you are constantly faced with how to get your music out there to your fans while also trying to gain more listeners for your music.
But there is the confusion as to where to start from. What channels are available for you to spread your music? How can you distribute your music in Nigeria on popular digital music platforms? How do you make money online from music distribution in Nigeria? These and many more questions are on the minds of most artists.
In the digital age that we find ourselves, there is need for you as an artist to be duly informed of the various channels that are available to you in promoting your music.
That is why, we at Relates Media, a Music promotion company have set out to help you grow your knowledge in how to distribute and sell your music internationally from right here in Nigeria.
What is Digital Music Distribution?
Our key focus here is on Digital Music Distribution, which is important if you want to thrive in the music industry. Music is evolving and becoming more digitalized.
Music lovers are adapting to streaming, downloading and buying music right from digital music platforms directly from their mobile devices, as opposed to downloading from music sites or buying CD’s.
“Digital Music Distribution involves distributing your music online on digital platforms that make your music more widely available.” Digital distribution requires that your music is presented in a digital audio format (MP3) to make it easier and appealing to music lovers.
With digital music distribution, the goal is to get your music onto music platforms like Spotify, Apple Music, and other streaming platforms including social media sites like YouTube and TikTok.
Now that we know what digital music distribution is, let us discuss in detail how to effectively distribute your music in Nigeria and also how to sell your music online in Nigeria for royalty generation.
HOW CAN I DISTRIBUTE MY MUSIC IN NIGERIA?
The first question to ask before promoting your music, is where can I distribute my music?
Back in the day, we had to make use of Alaba mix tapes, cassettes, CD’s to get your music across to a wide audience but things are changing and the music industry has been revolutionized that your music can now be accessed from your mobile phones.
Having to adopt and adapt to the changing conditions is vital to your growth as an artist, as you need to observe the trends that are applicable to the music industry and be flexible in applying them for the growth of your music brand.
Back to the matter of how you can distribute your music to reach a wider audience.
Here are 5 Steps on how you can distribute your music online in Nigeria:
STEP 1: CONTACT US AT RELATES MEDIA FOR YOUR MUSIC DISTRIBUTION
All you need to do, to get your music distributed online in Nigeria and Internationally is to contact us at Relates Media – https://www.relatesmedia.com/contact-us
STEP 2: PROVIDE YOUR MUSIC
Ensure your music is fully ready (mixed & mastered). Once that is done, ensure your producer gives you the right format for your music which would be used for distribution. For distribution we allow only WAV and MP3 file of your music for distribution.
STEP 3: PROVIDE YOUR ARTWORK/ARTCOVER
Your artwork is the image that describes your music. Ensure you have your artwork designed and available for distribution. In the case where you don’t have an art cover, we can help you create one but at a fee *winks*. Once this is done our distribution process is 50% complete.
STEP 4: PROVIDE YOUR INFORMATION
Information here includes people who you featured, producers who produced your music and also some personal details about yourself and your music . All these information would then be used to process your distribution online across all the digital streaming platforms.
STEP 5: SIT BACK & RELAX
Once you have fulfilled the steps above, you can communicate the Release Date with us, after that is done, sit back and relax till the day of release. We would complete the whole process of distributing your music across all digital streaming platforms.
Once these processes are complete and your song comes out on the release date, your music becomes LIVE to all fans not only in Nigeria but across the World which gives your music the opportunity to reach fans outside of Nigeria.
The next step we would be discussing is on How Can You SELL Your Music Online in Nigeria?
HOW TO SELL YOUR MUSIC ONLINE IN NIGERIA
As an artist, one of the best ways to sell your music online is through digital music distribution. You might ask how?
Digital Music Distribution allows for you to earn royalties (sales) from Music Streaming platforms when your fans or listeners get to listen to your song on these platforms.
Having observed our Music Distribution process above, the way to sell your music online is through International Music Distribution. At Relates Media, we can help sell your music by making sure it gets monetized on these streaming platforms, like Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube, YouTube Music, Deezer and lots more.
Let’s discuss a little in details how your music is being sold.
- Whenever someone streams your music on any of these streaming platforms, you get paid by the number of people who get to stream your songs. For example, if you have 1,000 streams/plays on Spotify, Spotify will pay you based on the 1,000 streams/play generated for your music. The same applies to all streaming platforms like Apple Music, Deezer, TikTok, etc.
- Another aspect as to where we can help sell your music is through copyright. We would copyright your song while distributing, to ensure that it is your sole property and anyone who uses your music across some platforms such as YouTube, Instagram, Facebook and TikTok, you get paid as the owner of the music.
What this means is , if someone on YouTube uses your song on their video, YouTube will identify your song, copyright the video as a video that has your song and then proceed to place an Ad on that video. A percentage from the money made from the ads is being shared with you and the person who used your music in their video. This also applies to platforms such as Instagram, Facebook and TikTok and that’s a way to sell your music.
- Our Distribution also covers for Sync licensing for TV, Video games, Apps and Ads. This way, we help you sell or monetize your music whenever it is being used on the platforms stated.
These are the ways you can sell your music online in Nigeria. At Relates Media, we help make this process easier and seamless for you.
We have discussed in details, the processes of how you can distribute your music with Relates Media and how we can help you sell your music online in Nigeria. No matter the location you are, our goal is to put out your song and collect royalties for your music.
Start earning from your music today and drive attention to your brand by engaging with our Music Distribution at Relates Media. Let’s help you with distributing and monetizing your music now.
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