First create a Collabhouse profile and make sure to select ‘Music Maker’ as one of the roles. Then go to the ‘Releases’ page in ‘My Collabhouse’ and follow the steps to upload and create your first release. You can upload single tracks, EPs or entire albums (max. 15 tracks per release).
For each release, you need to provide artwork, release name, audio files and track names together with a bunch of other information that helps identify your tracks on Music Services and Collabhouse.
After completing your release, you can submit it for distribution to Music Services on the ‘Distribute to Music Services’ tab of your release. First select what ‘distribution model’ you want to use for your release. You can choose from two models: 1. Pay €5,- and keep 100% of your royalties; or 2. Pay 5% of your royalties and keep 95% of your royalties.
After selecting the distribution model for this release, you can submit it for distribution and pay for your distribution fee if that applies to you. As soon as you submit your release, we will review it internally and contact you if any changes should be made to it. If you don’t hear from us, your release will be delivered to and go live on the Music Services within 5 to 7 business days from submission.
Collabhouse offers two distribution models you can choose from on a release-by-release basis:
We distribute your release to 50+ Music Services globally, including:
Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon, Deezer, YouTube, YouTube Music, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Beatport, Soundcloud, Pandora, Tidal, Peloton, Audiomack, Tencent, NetEase, iMusica, KKBox, Anghami, JioSaavn, Boomplay, 7Digital, Fizy, Line Music, AWA, Hungama, Kakao Music, Napster/ Rhapsody, Bugs, Genie, iHeart Radio, JioSaavn, Joox, Kuack Media, Line Music, Mixcloud, Naver Music, TDC Play/Nuuday, Qobuz, Resso, Shazam, Slacker, TIM Italia, TouchTunes, Triller, Xiami, and many more.
At the moment you cannot exclude certain Music Services from distribution.
Yes, we certainly can help you promote and pitch your releases to Music Services. To request promotion for your release, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Please make sure to request promotion for your release at least 6 weeks ahead of the scheduled release date.
You cannot use Collabhouse to distribute any of the following types of content:
Yes, you can distribute a cover track through Collabhouse, but there are some specific requirements you need to fulfil before distributing your cover track as a download or as streams in some markets, being:
Yes, you can correct or change the artwork and metadata, but not the track order, the UPCs, ISRC codes or the audio file. If you wish to make any changes to the audio file after a release has been submitted, please contact email@example.com for assistance
Collabhouse reserves the right to remove music from distribution if it violates our terms and conditions, if it (allegedly) infringes someone's copyright or wasn’t provided in accordance with any of the guidelines, documentation or instructions provided by us. If your music was removed from distribution due to a copyright claim we will inform you. If you have any questions about why your music was taken down, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Music Services may take down your music for several reasons. It may be because of a copyright claim, alleged fraudulent streaming activity or if your release does not meet the Music Service’s (content) guidelines. Music Services may also remove your release based on an editorial decision. If your music was taken down because of a copyright claim or alleged fraudulent streaming activity, we will inform you. If you have any questions about your release being taken down, feel free to contact support@collabhouse and we will look into it for you.
We can create new Spotify & Apple Music profiles for new artists. When you create your first release with Collabhouse, you will be given the option to create a new artist when setting up your first release. From here, you will be able to indicate that you don’t already have either a Spotify or an Apple Music profile and request that we create one for you. Once you submit your release for Distribution to Music Services it will take approximately 3-5 business days to create the new artist Spotify &/ or Apple Music profiles and assign your unique IDs.
Contact email@example.com if you would like any further information on this.