I know there are a few bands and musicians on here who have put out their own stuff. I’ve got a Vinyl and CD release (which we’ve funded ourselves) sitting in a long queue at a pressing plant but I’m currently looking for a digital distributor to get the music onto Spotify, Apple Music as well as the digital download stores. I’m also looking at how to sort out publishing, and trying to get my head around the complex world of PPL/MCPS/PRS etc.
I’ve seen services like TuneCore and the (rather anachronistic sounding) CdBaby which not only do all that but claim to sort out radio royalties, clawing back the pennies from YouTube etc. I’ve also been looking at State51 who deal with some very high profile acts and labels but also offer their digital services to amateur musicians too, although they don’t do the publishing and royalty stuff. Would be very grateful for any advice and experience from the musicians and band members among the Massive.