SOUNDROP is a distribution platform tailor-made for artists who want to release digital singles. The service makes it ridiculously easy to get music out there, with no upfront expense, solely distributing the tracks to the top five digital outlets: APPLE MUSIC, ITUNES, SPOTIFY, GOOGLEPLAY, AMAZON and DEEZER. The service will expand later this year to include PANDORA and YOUTUBE (monetization via CONTENT ID and ART TRACKS videos), among others.
SOUNDROP integrates cover song licensing, and makes it easy to acknowledge collaborations, the lifeblood of this new music ecology, and to assign payment shares automatically to everyone involved in each track. Labels can have unlimited artists, and can manage several artist profiles from a single log in. SOUNDROP’s fee model is as straightforward as its interface: 15% of any revenue, even for cover songs. All features that set the service apart from other distribution approaches.
Commented SOUNDROP Brand Manager ZACH DOMER: “This is a light, quick, easy way to get music out there, to places like SPOTIFY, APPLE MUSIC, DEEZER and AMAZON."
SOUNDROP had a previous life, as one of the most popular playlisting apps built off of SPOTIFY. At its peak, SOUNDROP was generating hundreds of millions of streams on SPOTIFY, thanks to an avid user base. When SPOTIFY switched app strategies, so did SOUNDROP, moving to serve digital- and single-first artists.
Added DOMER: “SOUNDROP was first about connecting listeners to music on the most popular streaming platform, and now it's connecting artists to listeners directly.
“These are folks who release on YOUTUBE first. They have a strong supporter base on PATREON. They come from EDM or game music scenes. This is the place for them.”
Many of these artists once flocked to LOUDR, which is merging with the new platform to better grow and serve its robust catalog.
With SOUNDROP’s recent pivot, artists have a new way to release a single a day, if they want to.
Explained DOMER: “Creators on platforms like YOUTUBE are used to a fast, furious, responsive pace in serving their audience. SOUNDROP will be the perfect partner in this enterprise."