How to distribute your music with BeatStars Distribution

To distribute for streaming, retail, and monetization services through our new distribution program, please see the following instructions and video below.

Step By Step

1.  Log into your BeatStars account.

2.  Next, visit the following section Distribution

3.  Then fully read and accept the Distribution Services Agreement and click the "Subscribe" button.  (see screenshot)

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IMPORTANT:  If you are already subscribed to our Distribution service, please skip to Step 7.

4.  You will be prompted to pay for your new Distribution subscription.  Please apply/select your desired payment method, then fully read and accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.  Upon doing so, next, click the "Subscribe" button.  (see screenshot)

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IMPORTANT:  If you are already subscribed to our Distribution service, please skip to Step 7.

6.  Next, you will need to fill out your "Artist Name""Spotify/Apple ID" (if applicable), "Primary Genre", "Your Label Name", and your "Biography" (Optional) for the onboarding process.  Once all of the required fields are complete, please click the "Save & Continue" button.  (see screenshot)

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IMPORTANT:  If you are already onboarded, please skip to Step 7.

7.  Once you are onboarded, please visit the following section Releases

8.  Then click the "New Release" button and select if you wish to distribute either single or album in the drop-down menu.  (see screenshot)

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9.  Next, fill out all of the required metadata information, apply your desired settings, upload an artwork image, and click the "Next Step" button.

IMPORTANT:  If you already have a UPC for your single release, please include it during this step.

10.  Then click "Add a Track" to apply each track's metadata.  (see screenshot)  
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11.  Then fill out all of the required metadata information, apply your desired settings, upload an audio file, and click the "Save" button.  

IMPORTANT:  If you already have an ISRC for your track, please include it during this step.

12.  If you have any additional tracks, please click the "Add Another Track" and perform the above steps for each trackIf not, please click the "Next Step" button.

NOTE:  For a Single, you can upload up to 3 tracks.

13.  Next, either click "Select All Stores" to distribute everywhere, or manually check each store you wish to distribute to specifically and then click the "Next Step" button.  (see screenshot)
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IMPORTANT:  Store options are subject to change at any time and without warning as this is managed by our distribution partner.

14. 
If you included SoundCloud in your selection from the previous step and if you have not previously connected your SoundCloud for monetization, please click the "Connect SoundCloud" button in the pop-up if prompted and follow the onscreen steps.  If you do not wish to distribute to SoundCloud, or if you previously connected your SoundCloud account for monetization, please proceed to Step 13(see screenshot)
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15.  On the Preview page, please review all metadata and selected distribution services and ensure all is set to your preference.  If so, please click the "Distribute" button.  If you wish to make any changes, please use the "Back" button and make the necessary changes.  (see screenshot)

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16.  You will see a pop-up informing you that once you proceed, you will not be able to make any edits to your submission.  Meaning, you cannot edit any track data, artwork, audio, etc. after you proceed or after distribution.  If you wish to proceed, please click the "Confirm" button.  (see screenshot)

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17.  Once you confirmed in the previous step, your submission will then be under review by our Quality Control Team.  If approved, the content will be distributed.  If the content is not approved, you will be notified as to why the content was not delivered.

IMPORTANT:  BeatStars reserves the right to not approve and/or remove content and/or users from our program per our discretion and without warning or refund.  Also, please note that if you selected any Content ID programs for distribution, any royalty-free loops/samples and/or unauthorized samples are strictly prohibited.  Submitting such content can lead to various rights-holder disputes and potential legal issues.  Users violating this or any other site policies are subject to removal from our programs and/or services without warning and/or refund per our discretion at any time.

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