The Benefits of Digital Distribution for Indie Artists, Music Producers and Record Labels Dynamyte Encourage Indie Artists to Capitalize on Billion Dollar Digital Music Industry!
By Roderick L. Woods, (March 20, 2014)
Whereas in the past, the music business relied heavily on pressing up compact discs, distribution of a new cd into music retail outlets such as Warehouse Music, gaining local, regional, and national radio play, servicing the DJ’s, setting up retail displays, placing full-page magazine ads, and street promotions in order to generate a record sale. Costing record labels enormous budgets to break a record.
Indie Artists really don’t have to chase after a major label record deal anymore. Major Labels such as Priority, Warner Bros. Universal, and Interscope used to dominate the music business, especially in the 90’s. Today is somewhat different! Artists and record labels can record their new album and go straight to iTunes, one of the leading digital aggregators for new media and distribute their music directly to their fans, thanks to Steve Jobs and the brilliant Developers at Apple.
Is this a miricale or what? The ‘game’ has changed so dramatically to the point where an artist like Mackelmore can carve out a share of success within the music industry as an independent. Their are other artists reaching the million-selling mark in the digital realm such as; Avicci with “Wake Me Up” (Electronic Dance Music), Passenger with “Let Her Go” (Pop) and Jay-Z’s “Holy Grail” (Rap Songs).
The new digital label Dynamyte is the latest to join a growing group of companies offering album releases to 300 digital music stores and streaming services around the world such as; iTunes, Amazon, Google Music, Spotify, Deezer, and eMusic, which guarantee higher revenues and quick and efficient digital distribution of your music.
Companies like CD Baby and TuneCore lure the artists in with their 100% Royalties promotion. But a 100% of nothing, meaning if their is no fundemental promotional campaigns set-up for the artists’ release, it’s likely the artist won’t get any royalties at all. Dynamyte offer their artists non-exclusive licensing agreements, 100% of their royalties, 70/30 splits and sub-label deals.
Dynamyte’s Label Manager and CEO Roderick Woods, believes that it has one of the best digital music platforms for indie artists because of it’s hands-on approach of working directly with the artists to come up with a release date, set prices and develop promotional plans, such as arranging for an artist to be included in a subscription-based magazine styled app the company will run in Apple’s App Store on a monthly basis.
Partnered with a leading Digital Distributor in Europe, Dynamyte is also able to offer it’s artists, music producers, and sub-labels not only innovative digital distribution, but with promotion technology such as a powerful music player with integrated news, bio, photos, videos, concerts, social networks, and retail buy links with the opportunity to share, stream or sell their music via it’s digital distribution service, authorized in 240 countries.
Digital music released by Dynamyte will also be sold in the following 48 new iTunes Store territories (product rights providing): Anguilla, Cayman Islands, Kyrgyzstan, Saint Kitts, Nevis, Antigua, Barbuda, Dominica, Mauritius, South Africa, Armenia, Fiji, Micronesia, Swaziland, Azerbaijan, Gambia, Moldova, Tajikistan, Bahamas, Ghana, Mongolia, Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, Grenada, Mozambique Turkey, Belarus, Guinea-Bissau, Namibia, Turkmenistan, Belize, India, Nepal, Uganda, Bermuda, Indonesia, Niger, Ukraine, Botswana, Israel, Nigeria, Uzbekistan, Burkina-Faso, Kazakhstan, Papua New Guinea, Virgin Islands, British, Cape Verde, Kenya, Russia, and Zimbabwe.
In addition, artists should know there has been a territorial extension by the Streaming service Deezer, which has launched in 22 new markets including Brasil, the Middle-East, South-Korea and South-Africa allowing our artists’ content to be made available on these localised outlets as well.
Dynamyte’s roster includes releases from the late Whitney Houston’s Certified-Platinum Music Producer known as Muhammad2G (Fire eMpire), Marcus ft. David Banner (Skinny Dogg Music), Kayo Bracey (150,000 Downloads on Coast2Coast Mixtape), Fred Knuxx (Vibe Magazine’s Top 50 Independent Artists), Hardattak and more.
In the upcoming articles we will discuss digital marketing and promotions, streaming, royalties and payments. We encourage all to join in on this discussion, send us your email if you would like to correspond with us or follow us on facebook and twitter.
Roderick L. Woods