Shining Bright single now on iTunes

Tom

Tom

We just released the acoustic video for Shining Bright two days ago.

As we uploaded the video with the final master of the song on Friday, I also sent the Shining Bright single for release on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play and Deezer. Two days later and it’s already on iTunes! In fact it was there last night already.

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The single contains both the original and acoustic versions of the song. In short the tracklist looks like this.

  1. Shining Bright
  2. Shining Bright [Acoustic]

So what are you waiting for? Download Shining Bright on iTunes now!

I’ve always known iTunes is a lot faster with it’s publishing cycle than Spotify for example. Usually we’ve been releasing our music digitally with a service called Record Union. With that it has usually taken a little less than a week for a song to appear on iTunes and from one to two weeks to appear on Spotify.

I’ve been really happy with Record Union, especially with their Spotify analytics data. But the service has introduced annual fees for keeping most of your royalties. Those didn’t exist when we first started using the service.

This time we tried a new distribution service called Music Kickup. They’re a new Finnish startup that claim to have 100% free distribution to iTunes, Spotify, Google Play and Deezer – more probably coming later. Letting the artist keep (close to) all royalties. I figure they keep some royalties for the distribution costs but I doubt that’s anything more than a few dozen bucks. If you’re interested you can find out more from their Terms of Distribution.

But from what I experienced the service never asked for a credit card for any payments and the music is now on iTunes in just little over a day. That’s pretty effective if you ask me.

They’re releasing some more features to their artist career services in the future so I’ll have to check those out and write about them when they’re live. They shot me for a short video related to that some time ago but it’s not out yet so I guess I’ll come back to that later too.

Anyway. Shining Bright is now on iTunes – no matter the distribution service. Go check it out and give it a download!

In Finnish:

Julkastiin Shining Brightin akustinen video vasta pari päivää sitten. Se tais olla perjantai, kun pistettiin video tuubiin. Ja kun meillä kerta oli video valmis, saatiin lähetettyä sinkkukin iTunesiin, Spotifyyn sun muihin julkastavaks. Eikä menny kyllä kauaa, kun huomattiin että sinkku on jo saatavilla iTunesissa!

Sinkulla on siis Shining Brightin normiversio sekä akustinen versio. Eli biisilista näyttää about tältä.

  1. Shining Bright
  2. Shining Bright [Acoustic]

Yksinkertasta mutta toimivaa.

Ollaan kyllä huomattu, että iTunes on paljon nopeempi julkaisussaan kuin esim. Spotify. Ollaan aikasemmin julkastu meidän musa digitaalisesti sellasen palvelun kuin Record Union kautta. Sieltä on yleensä menny vajaa viikko iTunesiin ja viikosta kahteen Spotifyyn.

Oon ollut tosi tyytyväinen Record Unioniin tähän asti. Etenkin niiden Spotifyn statistiikat on hyviä. Mutta nyt ne on viimeaikoina lisänny palveluunsa vuosittaiset maksut, mikä ei oo niin siistiä, sillä niitä ei alunperin ollut.

Kokeiltiin tällä kertaa toista digitaalista jakelupalvelua. Sellasta suomalaista startuppia kuin Music Kickup. Mainostavat laittavansa musat iTunesiin, Spotifyyn, Google Playhin ja Deezeriin täysin ilmaiseksi. Tietty varmasti osan rojalteista ne pitää julkasukuluihin mutta kaikki muut pitäis jäädä artistille. Jos kiinnostaa tietää tarkemmin niin jakeluehtoja voi käydä lukemassa niiden sivuilta.

Mutta ainakin meillä homma meni ihan sujuvasti. Music Kickup ei missään vaiheessa kysellyt luottokortteja mihinkään maksuihin ja parin päivän päästä sinkku on iTunesissa. Suht tehokasta toimintaa.

Anyways. Shining Bright -sinkku on nyt iTunesissa riippumatta jakelupalvelusta. Käy tsekkaamassa ja lataamassa!

About Tom

Vocals and guitars in MadCraft. Also record, mix and produce music. Make videos. Take photos. Design websites. Chill on social media. Love video games.

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