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NOTA BENE
DISTRIBUTION

| UNLIMITED MUSIC DISTRIBUTION
| WORLDWIDE COVERAGE
| DETAILED ANALYTICS

How to sign up for distribution?


It's easy!


   Please read our FAQ and other informations on this page and if you are interested
send us a short but informative mail to:


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Distribution details:

Distribute and monetize your music on all major services: iTunes, Deezer, Spotify, GooglePlay, Tidal, YouTube etc., worldwide inclusive Asian services.

Keep 100% of your rights.You can upload and register as many releases as you wish.NO annual payments per release per year! You will have access to daily treding from major services such as Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes and more. 

Through direct agreements with services worldwide and in close cooperation with DANMARK - one of the leading distribution company in Europe we guarantee efficient distribution to digital music services and royalty reporting.

Our “Frontstage” catalog and metadata management solution is a transparent and user friendly platform offering a quick release wizard, daily trends, detailed sales, analytics and customized royalty reporting, rights management and marketing tools allowing content owners to retain full control over their music.

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YOU EARN 80% FROM
ALL YOUR SALES

No per-release cost, no per-release recurring costs
and no hidden fees.In full cooperation with DANMARK - Scandinavia’s largest independent digital distributor, we guarantee efficient digital distribution and acurrate royalty reporting.Full suite of distribution technology with direct agreements to all digital music services worldwide for musicians, bands, orchestras and content owners to manage their distribution.

MONETIZE ON YOUTUBE

You can collect revenues from your music on YouTube - your own videos and ANY video on YouTube worldwide uplouded by others that contains your music including YouTube Red, paid streaming subscription service exclusively for YouTube in the United States, Australia, Mexico, New Zealand, South Korea and Germany.We identify and assert your rights across the YouTube platform clearing disputes on your behalf.

YOU SEE EXACTLY
WHAT YOU'VE EARNED

View exactly how much you’ve earned, which country, what store or streaming platform, on which day, and money earned from downloads, streaming or YouTube views!
Uploud unlimited amount of products, releases with our easy to use drag & drop music distribution platform that allows you to upload all your music and artwork - and you can opt in or out of any store and country at no extra cost!

FAQ
Distribution

Since all music distributed go through legality & quality control we recommend that you prepare and deliver your releases at least 14 business days before the date you wish to have your music available for streaming!

You must own the rights or have been given permission by the rights owner and have your release approved by them.
This applies to cover versions, Re-mixes & for the use of sampled pieces of music, vocals, radio, film or TV samples used within your release.
NB.:In Europe, you can sell a straight cover without any permission from the original songwriters. In the US, you will need permission from owner/publisher!

You are not required to register prior to uploading your music but we recommend that you register your songs with the respective organisation in your country of residence to protect your creative work.

ISRC code is a unique code belonging to a sound recording.
When ever a song is remixed or in other way altered this would call for giving the sound recording a new ISRC.
If you do not have ISRC’s just leave the field blank and we will generate one for you free of charge.
Barcode is a unique code belonging to your release.
These codes go under many names and can be purchased from various barcodes issuers.
If you do not have a UPC / EAN / barcode just leave the field blank and we will generate one for you free of charge.

Please be sure to meet the following specifications when preparing your audio files:

Files must be in a lossless formats
Must be Stereo Audio Files
Bit depth of 16 or 24 bit
Sampling rate between 44.1 and 192KHz

Please be sure to have the following ready when preparing your graphical material:

You must(!) have all approvals/licences/rights to use graphical material on cover!

The exact “Artist name” and “Album name” must be displayed on the cover.
Must match with metadata you’ve entered in your release.
Cover artwork:
.jpg, .jpeg, .png. .bmp or .tif format
Quadratic – 3000×3000 pixels or more
RGB color space

iTunes Booklet: (Optional)
.pdf format | 4 pages or more
Embedded fonts | 72dpi resolution or more | 11.00 x 8.264 inches (28 x 21 cm)
RGB color
Horisontal presentation | All images full-bleed
You will be rejected if you provide:
Blurry and pixelated images.
Website URLs. Social network symbols. Email addresses.
Pornographic images.
Copyrighted images.

Frontstage and Accounting

Clicking “Create Release” within your dashboard is the fastest and easiest way to get you music online !
The release wizard allows you to enter all the information for your releases easier than any other digital distribution system available to date.
The Wizard has been designed to guide you through three easy steps to allow you get your music online.

Of course! You can choose this in the final step of our release wizard.

News:
The news section could contain important information such as new services that are being added, holiday season delivery schedules, new functions within your dashboard etc. Be sure you are always up to date with whats going on within Frontstage.

Quality Control:
This section informs you about the status of your new releases until they have been delivered to the services. All releases goes through both automatic and manual quality control before being delivered to the services. If there are any issue with your release/s you will be notified in this section.

Under the “Perfomance” menu you will find several sub pages.
Trends:
Trends give you an overview of how your release is selling in Spotify, iTunes, Amazon, Apple Music, Deezer and Google Play stores worldwide.
PLEASE NOTE: These figures may differ from those that appear in future sales statements. The trend reports are there as a guideline and are not necessarily 100% accurate.

Audience:
Gives you an idea of who, where and on what device and operating system your music was listened to. (Spotify, Apple Music and Deezer)

Sources:
In sources you can see from where your plays derive. Was it a user search? a Playlist, directly from an artists profile etc. (Spotify, Apple Music and Deezer)

Analytics:
The aggregated sum of all your sales and streams accounted and paid to date devided into the actual month of purchase or stream.

We generate sales reports every month on the 15th.
Generally we receive sales statements & payment around two months after the date of sale. So if your music was sold in January you will receive your payment in March. Some shops report to us quarter yearly meaning that sales generated in January, February and March will be paid out at the earliest in April or May.

Under the menu “Reports” you can find all your sales reports and see payments made.

We pay out using bank transfer. For us to pay you, you need to provide us with your banking details nessesary for international tranfers.

Bank Account Holder:
IBAN number: (European banks only)
BIC/SWIFT:
Bank Account Number:
Sortcode/ABA/BLZ:

Errors & Corrections                     

You can remove you music by contacting us and requesting a “Takedown”
Please note that it can take up to four weeks to remove your music from all services.

Log in, make the nessesary changes and click deliver.

NB: If your release has already been delivered to the services the following changes are NOT possible:

* You cannot change the order of the ISRC codes on a release!
* You cannot change the number of tracks on a release!

For this to change you will have to take down release and create a new release using the already existing tracks. If you need help or more info please contact us 🙂

You can change your password by clicking “Reset password” at the login screen.

Enter the email address associated with your USER and click “SUBMIT”.
You will now receive an email with a link to change your password.

Company info:

NOTA BENE d.o.o.
Draškovićeva 23
10 000 Zagreb Croatia
VAT ID: HR67669551531

Contact:

Email:  [email protected]
Phone: +385 (0)98 385692

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