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NOTA BENE DISTRIBUTION

worldwide music distribution


| UNLIMITED MUSIC DISTRIBUTION
|  WORLDWIDE COVERAGE
|  DETAILED ANALYTICS FOR ARTIST AND LABELS

GENERAL INFO

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DISTRIBUTION

Direct agreements with major digital services, in full cooperation with our partners, guarantee efficient digital distribution and acurrate royalty reporting.
We distribute your music in more than 100 territories worldwide and to all the key digital platforms including Apple Music, Spotify, Tidal, Amazon, YouTube and more. You can distribute music to 150+ popular digital stores across 100+ countries worldwide. Track revenue and performance data. Get paid monthly, and you always keep 100% ownership of your music.

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KEEP 100% RIGHTS

We do not take ownership of the music, but only help facilitate the process of spreading your music digitally.
Your release will automatically be assigned an ISRC & UPC code free of charge or use yours.
You can add all credits info to all your releases. This metadata appears along side your new release on streaming services.

View exactly how much you’ve earned.Daily source and playlist analytics and reporting with all past sales, streams and views. Sales reports downloadable from within your dashboard.

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YouTube Music
YouTube Content ID

You can collect revenues from your music on YouTube - your own videos or ANY video on YouTube uplouded by others that contains your music. Content ID is an automated system that helps copyright owners identify and manage their content on YouTube. 
How Content ID work?
Your music is enrolled in content ID tracking system, and a digital fingerprint is created. The database is scanned to determine if the audio and video fingerprint is used in any uploaded videos - worldwide! When the system finds a match, the video gets a Content claim, and monetization will be turned-on. 

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PARTNERS

iTunes | Apple  Spotify
Amazon Music
Claro Música
Deezer
Google Play
Anghami  TikTok
Gracenote  iMusica
KDigital Media
KKBOX  NetEase Pandora
United Media Agency
Facebook | Instagram
Rhapsody/Napster
Shazam / Spinlet
Tencent  TIDAL  Xiami
YouTube Music
Zvooq Yandex
Soundcloud
7DIGITAL Network
T-Mobile Samsung HTC
La Musica
etc.

YOU EARN FROM YOUR SALES
WITH NO OTHER COST

No per-release cost, no per-release recurring costs and no hidden fees. In full cooperation with our music technology patners, 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.

YOU KEEP FULL 100% OF
ALL YOUR RIGHTS

You can collect revenues from your music on YouTube, from your own videos and ANY video on YouTube worldwide that contains your music (even) without your permission 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!

ABOUT FRONTSTAGE

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.

You will have access to daily treding from  Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes and more. 

Apart from your monthly sales reports
FRONTSTAGE offer comprehensive historical analytics of all your past sales.
Demographic and geographic information about your audience, who listens to your music and where - all making it easier for you to know how and where to market and promote your music...

FAQ
01. 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.

02. 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 or PayPal. For us to pay you, you need to provide us with your banking details nessesary for international tranfers or your Paypal account info.

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

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03. 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.

Address:

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Draskoviceva 23
10 000 Zagreb
Croatia - EU
VAT ID: HR67669551531

Contacts:

If you are looking for more information or want to sign up then you can contact us:

email:  [email protected]

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