Looking to release your music, but are stuck deciding which is the best service for you? This story will run you through the top 3 music distribution services for 2020.

WHAT IS MUSIC DISTRIBUTION?

Distributing music "is the process of getting music from artist to store, making it available to the public for purchase" (Horus Music). This can be both physically and digitally. In simple terms, it's the process of getting your music on Apple Music, Spotify or in physical format in a store.

HOW CAN I DISTRIBUTE MY MUSIC?

Distributing music can be done through what's called a distribution service. There are loads you can use, so it can be difficult to choose, but don't worry! We're going to run you through the very best of the best!

1. DITTO MUSIC - Pros

Ditto are the best music distributors in 2020. Here's what they offer: ✅Cheap yearly subscription of $19     per year, for distribution across all    digital stores. ✅Artists keep 100% of streaming     royalties. ✅Help with getting in popular      Spotify playlists. ✅Incredible analytics tools!

📉Not as fast distribution time as others on list 📉Sometimes email replies are slow. 📉Don't support covers or remixes, only original songs.

2. DISTROKID Pros

Distrokid come in at 2nd. Here's what they offer: ✅Cheap yearly subscription of     $19.99 per year, for unlimited     digital distribution. ✅100% of earnings from streaming     royalties. ✅Great customer service. ✅Easy automatic split payments for     collaborations.

📉Visual dashboard looks old and      hard to navigate. 📉Lots of extras that aren't included     in the $19.99 per year price. 📉Don't collect all your royalties from     publishing arms. 📉If you miss a payment they'll take     your music down.

3.  CD Baby Pros

CD Baby come in at 3rd. Here's what they offer:  ✅Both physical and digital     distribution for a fixed price - $9.95     per single & $29 per album. ✅Free marketing tools that propel     success. ✅Publishing partners that help     collect all royalties.

3.  CD Baby Cons

📉Pricey compared to other options. 📉Take 15% of your streaming     royalties, and still charge for     distribution. 📉Don't offer total monetisation     unless you purchase pro.