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DistroKid Launches Flat-Fee Service for Unlimited Music Video Uploads

Apple Music, Amazon Music, TIDAL and Vevo are among the music video platforms that have partnered with DistroVid. 

DistroKid has officially launched DistroVid, an all-new service that will enable artists to upload an unlimited number of music videos to leading digital service providers for one flat price, the independent digital music distributor announced Tuesday (June 28).

Apple Music, Amazon Music, TIDAL and Vevo are among the music video platforms that have partnered with DistroVid.

Philip Kaplan, founder and CEO of DistroKid said in a statement, “Many streaming services have begun playing music videos in addition to audio, but until now there hasn’t been a great way for independent artists to get their music videos into these service. Our new music video service, called DistroVid, makes it super easy & affordable for independent artists to get their music videos everywhere.”

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And Vevo’s vp of music and talent, Jordan Glickson added, “We’re thrilled to partner with DistroVid to provide a direct pipeline to Vevo for independent artists. Now more than ever, music videos are an essential part of an artist’s release strategy, providing a valuable promotional opportunity to connect with fans on a deeper level. We’re so excited to assist in building an additional bridge for artists to their fans and to bring their music videos to more screens, and more music fans, across the globe.”

The partnership comes as DistroKid, which was founded in 2013, serves about two million artists and distributes an estimated 30 to 40 percent of overall industry music, per the company.

“At TIDAL, we value bringing fans and artists closer together, and video is an integral part of building a connection,” commented Dan Murphy, svp of partnerships and business development at TIDAL. “With DistroVid, we’re excited to be giving independent artists a more simplified way to share video content with their fans on TIDAL.”

Founder of label Broken Complex and professional DJ Hoppa is also on board with the new launch, explaining, “I’ve always stressed the importance of music videos to every artist we’ve worked with, videos really help give potential fans a way to connect with both the artist and their music.”

Added the label head, “Up until now it’s been expensive and difficult to add my music videos to streaming services, which means our fans are forced to bounce between different apps to see them. DistroVid changes all that. The new tool makes it easy and affordable to upload as many videos as I want, then send them directly to where fans are already listening to my music. DistroVid is going to be a game-changer for my independent label and for independent artists everywhere.”