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Best [free / low-cost] music distributors
Old 20th June 2019
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Best [free / low-cost] music distributors

So I’m leaving CDBaby for a few reasons, and I gave amuse a shot but they’re making it more difficult than necessary. For those who’ve tried other free music distributors such as those at https://www.careersinmusic.com/free-music-distribution/, wondering what your opinion is. Also open to low-cost distributors (Distrokid looks like an attractive option) if they’re much quicker, but want to know about free ones first. Thanks!
Old 21st June 2019
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Why are you leaving CDBaby? What went wrong with Amuse? I've been using them over a year now and haven't had any problems yet at least. If I wasn't using Amuse, I think Distrokid or TuneCore would be my next choices.
Old 22nd June 2019
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Why are you leaving CDBaby? What went wrong with Amuse? I've been using them over a year now and haven't had any problems yet at least. If I wasn't using Amuse, I think Distrokid or TuneCore would be my next choices.
amuse on multiple occasions reported issues with one of my tracks and its art, and in one instance made an unnecessary change to the title, that CDBaby never would’ve had issue with. I know because I successfully released an earlier edit of the same track to stores via CDBaby before without them reporting such issues or making the title change. However, both CDBaby and amuse customer support are currently awful (the vast majority of my recent tickets at CDBaby went unanswered and automatically closed after 2 weeks of no response). But amuse’s 3+ week time to release tracks to stores is also slow. CDBaby at least releases tracks fast but other distributors may be able to release tracks as quickly without the extra costs and customer service issues.
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