$26/year - unlimited releases, 100% of royalties
HOW IT WORKS
Distribute UNLIMITED Music, Keep 100% of royalties!
Distributing with Unable Music Group means that your music will be available worldwide, through all of the most popular digital outlets. It's a big world, but we've got it covered!
Our UNLIMITED music distribution includes the following:
You keep 100% of all digital sales revenue we collect
Release an unlimited number of singles, EPs, albums and ringtones!
300+ retailers throughout 240 territories
FREE UPC/EAN code for the release
FREE ISRC codes for the tracks
Optional FREE Trade Marketing for all releases!
YouTube Content ID for all tracks
All tracks entered into our Sync Licensing program
Optional Neighboring Rights service
Optional On-Demand CD Manufacturing & Sales
YouTube Channel analysis and consideration for addition to our Multi-Channel Network
Optional release registration with Nieslon Soundscan
Click here for a full list of retail platforms.
MORE INFORMATION / DISTRIBUTION F.A.Q.s
$26.00 per year - Distribute UNLIMITED MUSIC, Keep 100% of all of the sales revenue we collect!
How do I get started? Just click here!
Which retailers & streaming outlets does Unable cover? Apple Music, iTunes, Google Play, Amazon, Tidal, Spotify, Deezer, eMusic, 7 Digital, Shazam and many, many more. Click here for a list.
I'm afraid my release plan is missing something, can you help me make sure I've got ALL of my bases covered? Of course we can! We've literally handled the release of thousands of projects, so we've kinda got this down to a science. We offer a wonderful 40 minute Record Release & Distribution Consultation for only $54.00, that we can do face-to-face, over the phone, or via Skype. We'll review your pre- and post-release plans, make sure you haven't overlooked anything, and provide you with general guidance to help ensure that your release goes off without a hitch! Click here to schedule your consult today!
What is Content ID? Content ID is YouTube's "digital fingerprinting system" that content owners use to easily identify and manage their copyrighted content on YouTube. Videos uploaded to YouTube are compared against audio and video files registered with Content ID by content owners, looking for any matches. In short, we submit all tracks that we distribute to YouTube's Content ID System. This system looks for videos that contain your music, and alert us when a match is found. We are then able to assert your rights to the music in that video, and make sure you get paid for that video's views. Whether you upload your own videos, or a third party uses your music, Content ID will find it; and we'll make sure you get your share of the revenue from that video!
Tell me more about the optional On-Demand CD Manufacturing service. You supply us with the .WAV files and the artwork, and we'll take care of the rest. We load the audio and artwork into our computer system, and make your album available for sale on our website and on affiliated websites (Amazon, etc.). When your album is sold to a customer, we will process the order and the payment, manufacture the CD, package it and ship it directly to your customer. You don't have to do anything, and you keep 90% of the profit! Click here for more information.
Do I need UPC and ISRC codes, and how do I get them? Yes, you need BOTH! Every release, no matter whether it is an album, an EP or a single, needs a UPC code. Additionally, every track that will be distributed to retailers needs an ISRC code. Most distributors charge their customers for UPC and ISRC codes. We don't! If you distribute with us, we will supply you with a UPC code and all necessary ISRC codes free of charge. If you already have your own, no problem; we'll use those!
What is the Unable Sync Licensing Program? A Synchronization License, or Sync License, is the license that is issued for the use of music in a TV show, movie, video game or other similar use. Sync Licensing can offer artists, labels and writers a very lucrative revenue stream; but is also very difficult to achieve for most artists. Lucky for you, we have been making Sync placements for almost 10 years! We have relationships with countless industry professionals, music supervisors, production companies and other sync catalogs. Many of these professionals will contact us to shop our catalog when they are looking for music for a new production. All clients that distribute music with Unable will have their music entered into our Sync Catalog, where it will be tagged and made eligible for placement. If selected, we will help you negotiate and collect the Sync License fee and complete the other necessary steps to have your music used in TV show, movie or video game!
What is the Neighboring Rights service? This is pretty complicated. Click here for an explanation.
What is Nielson SoundScan? SoundScan is a method of tracking sales of music and music video products throughout the United States and Canada. Data is collected weekly and made available every Wednesday to subscribers, which include record companies, publishing firms, music retailers, independent promoters, film and TV companies, and artist managers. SoundScan is the sales source for the Billboard music charts, making it the largest source of sales records in the music industry.
How often will I get paid? We issue payments and statements once per quarter, within 45 days of the closing of the quarter. For example, Quarter 1 closes on March 31. We will issue your Quarter 1 statement and payment within 45 days of March 31. If you have a balance of $10 USD or more, we will issue you a payment. If you have a balance less that $10, we will roll it over until it reaches $10.
Quarter 1 - January through March
Quarter 2 - April through June
Quarter 3 - July through September
Quarter 4 - October through December
Does Unable keep a percentage of my sales? Nope, you get 100% of the sales revenue we collect for you!
Does Unable charge an annual fee for digital distribution? Yes. For only $26 per year, you can distribute an unlimited number of singles, EPs, albums, and ringtones - and you keep 100% of the sales!
How do I cancel my account with Unable? Simply contact us and let us know!
How does this account/subscription thing work? For only $26 per year, you can distribute an unlimited amount of music. You'll keep 100% of the digital sales revenue we collect for you. We will bill you automatically every year, unless you cancel. You can cancel at any time. Click here to begin!
What happens when I cancel my account? We won't bill you anymore, and we will ask that our retail partners (Spotify, Apple Music, etc.) remove your music from their stores. If any more royalties are collected for your music after your account has been cancelled, we will continue to pay those royalties out to you.
What's the deal with the optional "YouTube Channel analysis" included with my release? Unable Music Group has partnered with one of the world's leading YouTube Multi-Channel Networks (MCN) for music. This partnership allows for us to link our clients' YouTube Channels to this MCN, which can help dramatically increase the revenue that a channel can earn, not to mention increase channel exposure and views. This service is geared toward clients with a strong YouTube following and outstanding video content. If you'd like to be considered for this service, all you have to do is let us know. We will analyze your channel and content and let you know if you've been accepted. If you're not accepted, we'll let you know what you need to do to be reconsidered in the future.
Does Unable offer services to help me promote my release and build my brand? Yes we do! We offer comprehensive promotion and marketing services, along with full scale public relations and branding. Click here for more information.