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Music Business

Everything You Need to Know About Making Money on Spotify

Since its debut in the U.S. in 2011, a lot has been written about Spotify and its effect on artists, labels and the music industry at large. Many have derided the free streaming music service for its mysterious and seemingly…

Music: It’s a Relationship Business

The music business is all about relationships. Whether it’s a relationship with another musician, a venue owner, a manager, a producer or a fan, you have to be able to create and maintain connections with people. It’s not easy, but…

Symphonic Partners With Tone Den!

We’re happy to announce a new partnership with Tone Den available to distributed and non distributed clients. ToneDen is a new service for up and coming producers and labels. They give you a “Follow on SoundCloud” to Download landing page…

How Do Feature Placements Work?

As a distribution company, our efforts have gone beyond just the delivery and fulfillment for record labels and artists. We’ve branched out into various other services (Publishing Administration, Neighboring Rights, etc.), but of course, being that the word “distribution” is…

How to Increase the Reach of Your Music
Clients on board of Symphonic Distribution have a lot of offerings, but above all, they have choice. Our clients can choose when they want to deliver their content and where they want to deliver it. That choice is not easily…
Tour Sponsorship: How Creativity Can Become Dollars

When you’re out on the road touring, saving money can (at times) be the equivalent to making money. Many nights are spent sleeping in the van, couch surfing or camping in order to keep the necessary funds to use for…

How to Sell More Merchandise at Your Show

Selling merchandise at a show is probably one of the biggest sources of revenue that an artist has left today. It’s clear to anyone in the music industry that selling music has taken such a dramatic dive in sales that…

Ringtone Creation & Distribution Launched!

We’re very excited to announce that we have launched Phase 2 of our focus of Ringtone Distribution. In addition to partnering with WDA as a partner that precuts your music into ringtones for distribution into key territories, we’ve also enabled…

How to Determine Artist Advances

Before you even decide on what type of advance you ideally want (if you have that option), you need to decide what type of artist you are: touring or not touring. It’s important to know where you are making your…

Tips and Tools: Selling Your Music on Beatport

Beatport is the largest and most popular online music store specializing in electronic music and culture. Here are some tips and tools for selling your music on Beatport. Beatport Sales Territories Australia, Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, New…