One of the hardest parts of being a musician, at least in my opinion, is to manage to “make it” without a major record label. Sure, there is Myspace, but I wanted to find my way in to Spotify. The thing is, to get your music there you need to be a) already famous or b) a publisher. I’m neither. I looked at various other options, some with a percentage of sales and some with a fixed monthly price, but finally settled for Record Union. I liked how it worked and I’m now one of their A&R’s. I don’t see it as my task to judge what music is good and what music isn’t, since I believe music is mainly a form of individual expression, and I kinda believe in free speech..
This is the deal: You get 85% of all royalties and revenue, and they take care of the distribution. There’s a fixed cost of $10 for every new release you release. If you follow these instructions, however, they won’t charge you for your first two releases. Note that you have to fill in the correct code in the A&R field for the free releases to work.
1: Visit Record Union.
2: Fill the form (DO NOT forget the A&R code: 424a10e1b8 ). You don’t need a PayPal account just yet.
3: Read the terms and conditions carefully. After all, it’s your music we’re talking ’bout. If you agree, sign up.
4: Check your mail for the verification email.
5: Done. Start uploading your album!
Let me know if you need any help or assistance.
If you don’t care for spotify, and rather pay a fixed price than a percentage, you could also try TuneCore