You're using Groover for music promotion, but let's talk about a super important step which happens before music promotion: digital distribution.
If you're reading this, you're most likely an independent artist wondering how it all works. We're going to explain in a few steps how to distribute your music to all major streaming platforms (Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music etc.) We also have a very cool offer for all Groover artists with one of our partners! (see below)
1. Find a distribution platform
As an independent artist, you have to use a distribution platform to make your track available on Spotify and the other major streaming services.
You can do some research about which distribution platform is the best for your needs and look into the major ones like TuneCore, CD Baby, Distrokid, iMusician... Don't hesitate to check out Spotify's Provider directory for the whole list. They have different ways of functioning: TuneCore and Distrokid offer annual subscriptions for unlimited distribution, while on CD Baby you pay just once per track and it will be distributed forever.
We've built great collaborations with TuneCore, CD Baby & iMusician, three great options for independent artists. You can find the offers on this page. We also got you a sensational deal on CD Baby's distribution plan for you (see 3. below ⬇️)
Founded in 1998, CD Baby is one of the most trusted distributor of independent music working with more than 1 million artists internationally. They help you distribute, monetize, and promote your music worldwide. You get paid weekly. No annual fees.
2. Start by signing up and entering your track's information
To distribute your release (track, EP, album), you'll need:
The track file in the required format
The appropriate metadata (information about the writers etc.)
Follow the distributor's instructions to send the track and it'll soon be up on all major streaming platforms (Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, Tidal, Deezer etc.)
Here's a walkthrough to distribute your track with CD Baby:
3. Use our CD Baby offer to distribute your track for free (yes, you didn't misread!)
All Groover artists get one free CD Baby Pro and one free CD Baby Standard submission. These are the coupon codes to use on CD Baby:
GrooverFree – One free Standard submission
Only one coupon can be used at a time. Check out multiple times if you want to use both coupons. They're both usable only once :)
And it's not over! Groover users get 40% off all future Standard and Pro submissions. You can use the coupon code Groover40 to get 40% off all your future releases!
That's it! We hope this cool offer with CD Baby will help you distribute even more music, make it available everywhere 🤗 And to promote it to media outlets, radio stations, playlist curators, Groover is here for you!