DistroKid, the independent music distributor, has just launched a new music video distribution service called DistroVid, which lets artists upload their music videos to digital service providers for a fixed fee.
The service costs $99 a year and it allows artists to upload an unlimited number of music videos (for one artist) to Apple Music, Vevo, Amazon Music, and Tidal. Additional artist ‘slots’ are $49 per year on top of the standard subscription fee. The company also says that more digital service providers are expected to come online in the coming months.
Philip Kaplan, founder and CEO of DistroKid, said in a statement that, “many streaming services have begun playing music videos in addition to audio–but until now, there hasn’t been a great way for independent artists to get their music videos into these services.”
“Our new music video service, called DistroVid, makes it super easy & affordable for independent artists to get their music videos everywhere.”
The price DistroKid set seems to be relatively modest, since some other such services charge a one-time fee of $95 per music video, and in this manner, the new service could help to significantly lower distribution costs for independent artists. Artists will also get to keep 100% of their earnings when they upload videos through the service, as compared to the 70% rate that some competitors offer.
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