In this article, I am going to show you how to upload your music and get paid in Nigeria.
I recently discovered that the majority of upcoming musicians are finding it very difficult to submit their songs to digital stores.
And this usually happens because they are unable to meet up with the aggregator’s requirements.
Therefore, I am going to try as much as possible in this article to outline those basic requirements that will enable you to easily submit your songs for digital distribution
But In case you still find it difficult to submit your songs or want to save the stress of going through all those tiring processes, then you can reach out to us and we will help you submit it for a reasonable fee.
Before I show you how to upload your music and get paid in Nigeria, let me first and foremost show you where to upload your music and get paid in Nigeria.
Where to upload your music and get paid in Nigeria.
The places where you can upload your music and get paid in Nigeria are streaming platforms or apps like Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, Deezer, SoundCloud, Amazon Music, YouTube music etc.
How to upload your music and get paid in Nigeria.
If you want to upload your music and get paid in Nigeria, you must distribute your songs to streaming platforms like Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube Music, Tidal, Deezer, Audiomack etc.
But before you do so you need to understand what is online music distribution and how it works as well as how to distribute your music to streaming platforms online.
What is online music distribution?
Online music distribution is the process where an artists uploads their music to a streaming app so that when the subscribers play those music a percentage of the subscription fees is being deducted and paid to the artists.
To therefore make money from music streaming, you must have lots of subscribers playing your music. In other words if no one is playing your music on streaming stores, there is no way you are going to make money at all
How do I distribute my music online?
To distribute your music online you need to choose a distributor also known as an aggregator because there is no way you can upload your music to streaming stores by yourself.
But before you choose an aggregator hat will help you distribute your music online, you must get your song and artwork ready by taking note of the point below:
- Export your songs in the best possible high quality.
- Get your artwork ready.
- Embedding your metadata.
- Choose the best music-distributing platforms.
1. Export your songs in the best possible high quality.
After recording your song in the studio, you must get it ready by exporting it in the best audio quality as specified below:
- It should be 24-bit (and not the usual 16-bit)
- 320 kbps (avoid 256 and 128 kbps.
- Most of the distributors do not accept mp3 files, and those that do will require you to export it in high quality like 128 or 320 kbps.
- The general format for music distribution on several platforms is WAV files or AIFF.
- 48 kHz is very necessary for music that will be used for video licensing.
2. Get your artwork ready.
Nearly all the stores will require you to use an RGB color system to design your artwork and afterwards render it in a 1500 by 1500 or 3000 by 3000 pixels.
Your artwork must only carry your name and song title, which means you don’t have to add your producers name, social media handles etc.
3. Embedding your metadata.
To distribute your music online, you also need to embed your metadata which will include and not be limited to the following.
- Track name
- Artiste name
- Album name
- Recording or release date
- Email address and website etc.
4. Choose the best music-distributing platforms.
After preparing your song and artwork, the last step you need to take is to choose a music distributing platform aka an aggregator.
The 3 best-distributing platforms are:
- CD Baby
However distributing your music to digital stores is not the most important aspect of online music streaming, rather getting streams from those songs.
Because if you are not getting streams then you will never be able to make the money you should.
If you are still finding it difficult to distribute your music in Nigeria, you can contact us via the phone number and WhatsApp link below and we will help you to distribute at an affordable price.
Phone Number: 08132633812, 08079974193.