Independent music distributor DistroKid has launched its first-ever mobile app, initially available for iPhone, on Thursday (May 4).
The app will allow solo musicians, artists, bands, DJs, performers, producers, and creators who record music at home or in the studio to upload their new releases, view statistics from Apple and Spotify, receive instant payment alerts, edit metadata, and more from their phones.
DistroKid Vice President of Product, Matthew Ogle, said the move is in response to requests received from DistroKid members for a dedicated mobile app.
“With music consumption, promotion, and increasingly even music creation happening predominately on mobile, we are meeting artists where they’re at, on their phones,” Ogle added.
For a $22.99 annual membership, artists are able to upload an unlimited number of songs, and keep 100% of their earnings, track their streaming stats and get notified when they have earnings.
British R&B singer Xadi, who was involved in the app’s beta-rollout, found the experience to be user-friendly and easy to use.
“I’ve been uploading music through the DistroKid website for a couple of years now, and the app felt so familiar and easy to use. Being able to upload my songs when I’m not at home will be a game changer for me especially when there is some time pressure for me to get my music distributed,” Radi said.
The mobile app release is the latest tool DistroKid has introduced to its platform recently.
Last month, the company unveiled Mixea, an AI-powered mastering tool, which it says, optimizes bass, compression, stereo enhancement, EQ, limiting, and loudness to make music “radio ready” instantly.
These features complement DistroKid’s basic offering of unlimited music distribution and more than 20 free tools to help artists have fun, make music, and get heard.
In late 2021, the company entered the NFT market, collaborating with 10,000 independent musicians to mint 10,000 unique and collectible NFTs that commemorate the music of each artist.
While the DistroKid mobile app is only available on iPhones, the company plans to roll out an Android version soon, it said.
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