Digital Distribution

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Looking for the best way to connect with your fans?
You make the music; we do the rest

mycd gets your music on Top Digital Stores: iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, eMusic, rDio, YouTube, Raphsody, Zune, Beatport, 7 Digital… And that’s not all, detailed and periodical streaming & sales reports will help you control your music and discover trends in your sales activity worldwide.

Keep all your rights. Get 80% of your music sales.
Bar Codes and ISRC Codes are encoded instantly for free.

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SERVICE INFORMATION

HOW TO ORDER


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Use our simple and instant online quote generator. Press Start Now and we will guide you through the buying process. Just by following the simple steps below you can get your music everywhere! In few weeks your music will be available on top digital stores. Here you have the largest global & digital network. Start selling your music around the world!


Follow the Buying Process

Select what you would like to distribute; a single or an album. Then, let us know if you need a UPC Code and/or ISRC Codes to encode your songs. In that case, we will encode your tracks instantly, and we will give you a genuine unique bar code for your single or album. But, if you have your own codes you can also use them. Just write down your codes when requested. Please check the CODES section to learn more about it.


Customize your Product

At the end of the buying process, we offer you the opportunity to receive quarterly reports about music downloads and streaming sales. These reports will be delivered free of charge during the first year after contracting the service. To continue receiving reports over the next years, you will have to pay a small annual fee. Thus, after the first year, you will receive a notice to enable continuity of service by paying the fee.


Check Pricing Instantly

Take advantage of our instant online quote generator. Along the buying process, you will be able to check how pricing varies depending on the different options you select. Customize your project and choose the options that best suit your needs and your budget.


Log-in & Pay for your project

Once you’ve finished the check-out process, you must log in before you pay and submit the Digital Distribution to us.


Upload Audio & Artwork

After paying for the project, you’ll have to upload the audio files (.wav) & cover of your album, and complete the requested information. If you have any problem uploading the files, please let us know. In that case, we recommend you to send us the content electronically to info@mycd.com by using the free services provided by www.wetransfer.com, www.yousendit.com or www.sendspace.com. If you choose to send the content electronically, please write down your contact details and send us the files in the compatible formats we requested you.


ADD-ON OPTIONS

Do you want to control your music activity on Digital Stores?

No problem. We have all you need. mycd offers you monthly and quarterly reports about your music downloads and streaming sales. Monthly reports have an annual cost from the first day of the service contract. Whereas quarterly reports are delivered free of charge during the first year of the service. But, to continue receiving these reports over the next years, you will also have to pay a small annual fee. After the first year, you will receive a notice to enable continuity of service by paying the fee.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

After getting the Digital Distribution service, you still keep all rights over your songs. You never lose control over your music, and you keep 80% of all royalties generated by sales on Top Digital Stores. But, please, in the event you want to remove your music from the Digital Stores you should promptly send written notice to mycd. In that case, mycd will use commercially reasonable efforts to direct the Digital Stores to remove the Deleted Recording(s) after the date of such notice.

DIGITAL STORES

This is the world's best digital music jukebox. Download music, TV shows, movies, and more. Right on your Mac or PC. Apple has now 400 million active accounts in iTunes and more than 28 million songs. If you want to let fans listen to your music, be in iTunes.

Spotify is the most popular application used for playing music via streaming. It was launched in the fall of 2008 and had approximately more tan 15 million active users by June 2012.If you want to be listening to you, Spotify.

Amazon MP3 is the online music store owned and operated by Amazon.com. In January 2008 became the first music store where you can sell without digital rights management (DRM) of the four major labels (EMI, Universal, Warner Music and SonyBMG), as well as many independents.

Deezer is a website that offers free and unlimited music. It was created in France in June 2006. Deezer is now the leader in Europe with over 10 million users and is available in 16 languages. It was recently launched in America and Oceania, reaching 200 countries. Deezer has 2000 record labels associated, 15 million of tracks and all without the need of software, all from the web.

eMusic is the favorite place to buy fresh new Indie music. Fans mainly buy albums and are more committed to new music and supporting emergent bands.

Rhapsody is the number-one premium subscription music service, with more than one million members, who can listen to more than 16 million tracks on more than 70 consumer electronics devices, including connected audio systems, smartphones, Android tablets, MP3 players and connected TVs.

Zune is the premium digital experience that gives you access to the latest in entertainment and technology, allowing you to enjoy, connect, and discover content in a whole new way—the way you like it. Browse, stream, buy, and play all you want, including music, HD video, podcasts, games, and much more.

Founded in 2004, Beatport is the largest music store for DJs in the world. Beatport offers music in premium digital formats and provides unique music discovery tools created for and by DJs. Each week, Beatport's music collection is refreshed with hundreds of exclusive tracks by the world's top dance music artists. Beatport is privately held and headquartered in Denver, USA and Berlin, Germany.

REPORTS

Get Reports about your music downloads and streaming sales on Digital Stores. mycd offers you monthly and quarterly reports so as to control your music activity. Monthly reports have an annual cost from the first day of the service contract. Whereas quarterly reports are delivered free of charge during the first year of the service. To continue receiving these reports over the next years, you will also have to pay a small annual fee. After the first year, you will receive a notice to enable continuity of service by paying the fee.

Note that, if you want and during the first year, we will send you free reports on a quarterly basis, 45 days after receiving sales information from all Digital Stores.

Q1 (January, February, March) – May (report)
Q2 (April, May, June) – August (report)
Q3 (July, August, September) – November (report)
Q4 (October, November, December) – February (report)

Thanks to these reports you will be able to analyze your sales activity globally, by online digital store and by track.

CODES


What is an EAN code?

EAN (European Article Number) is the standard adopted code worldwide except for the US and Canada. The EAN codes look similar to UPC codes except that EAN codes are 13 digits long, whereas UPC codes are 12 digits long. Retail products outside of North America feature a single standard EAN barcode. Retail products sold within North America feature a UPC barcode. However, any software or hardware capable of reading an EAN-13 symbol will automatically be able to read an UPC-A symbol. For this reason, UPC codes are the ones generally used in the music industry and needed to sell CDs on top digital stores online and in retail stores.


What is a UPC code?

"UPC" stands for Universal Product Code. Retail products sold within the US and Canada feature a single standard UPC barcode. The exceptions to this rule are: books, magazines, greeting cards, and prescription drugs. Retail products sold outside of North America feature an EAN barcode. However, any software or hardware capable of reading an EAN-13 symbol will automatically be able to read an UPC-A symbol. For this reason, UPC codes are the ones generally used in the music industry and needed to sell CDs on top digital stores online and in retail stores.


Difference between EAN and UPC codes

The GS1, the original source for barcodes has created the confusion between UPC (Universal Product Codes) and EAN (European Article Numbers also called International Article Numbers). The UPC-A barcode was the original format for product barcodes in North America. As demand in Europe, Asia and Australia started growing, country codes were added. US and Canada have a country code of zero (0) which is not printed under the barcode nor is it entered in US and Canadian Inventory and Point of Sale Databases. EAN-13 is a superset of UPC-A. This means that any software or hardware capable of reading an EAN-13 symbol will automatically be able to read an UPC-A symbol. The only difference between EAN-13 and UPC-A is that the number system code in UPC-A consists of a single digit from 0 through 9, whereas the EAN-13 number system code consists of two digits ranging from 00 through 99, which is essentially a country code.


What is the ISRC?

The ISRC (International Standard Recording Code) is the international identification system for sound recordings and music video recordings. Each ISRC is a unique and permanent identifier for a specific recording which can be permanently encoded into a product as its digital fingerprint. Encoded ISRC provide the means to automatically identify recordings for royalty payments. The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) recommends that all music producers use ISRC.


Benefits of using ISRC

The ISRC system is the key to royalty collection for recordings in the digital information age.

  • ISRC is a unique, reliable, international identification system.
  • ISRC provides a unique tool for the purpose of rights administration.
  • ISRC is a useful identification tool in the electronic distribution of music.
  • ISRC coding is compatible with standards developed in the field of consumer electronics and is readable by hardware already used in the recording industry.
  • ISRC is cost effective - it can be put into operation without requiring special investment in equipment or technologies.