ReverbNation Launches Digital Distribution to iTunes etc.

reverb nation digital distributionReverbNation has always impressed me with their breadth of online promotion tools for bands.  If you haven’t set up an account with them, I’d seriously consider giving their service a try.

One service they lacked was digital distribution — they used to have a deal with SnoCap, but as we all know, SnoCap SUCKED.  (Poor service, something like a 50% commission fee for all sales, etc etc.)  But now, ReverbNation offers digital disctribution!  Here are some key details:

  • RETAILERS INCLUDED: iTunes Worldwide, eMusic, Rhapsody, Napster, and Amazon.
  • ARTIST ROYALTIES: Artists keep 100% of the royalties (ReverbNation doesn’t take a cut; actual payouts vary by retailer).
  • PRICING:  $34.95 per album per year (Compared to $41.73 for TuneCore, and $55.00 for CD Baby).
  • MANAGEMENT TOOLS:  Detailed sales stats provided, and ReverbNation’s promo tools are plugged in.
  • ISRC & UPC #: Both can be created for you if you don’t have one.

A few things the service can’t do – thought this is the case for most distributoin services:

  • SINGLE DOWNLOADS: Can’t accept and upload single songs (You can upload a single song, but you would have to pay the "album price" to do it).
  • PRICE CONTROL: Can’t control song pricing.
  • SOUNDSCAN: Sales are not reported to SoundScan.
  • PHYSICAL GOODS:  You can’t sell CDs or merch through this service.
All-in-all, it’s a great addition to ReverbNation’s suite of services.  Check it out, if you haven’t. ]]>






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