About us: Digital distribution, licensing, royalty’s.
DDN serves the music industry since 2011, internationally facilitating music licensing and digital distribution (muziekdistributie) for musical artists, labels, and record studios to more than three hundred stores and platforms, all over the world. Take complete control of your global distribution requirements from anywhere in the world, using our label management system.
Over the past years, DDN has grown to become a leading provider of services tailored specifically for the needs of an independent artist, band, or record company. We have become the music industries “Go To” company for everything from worldwide digital distribution, pre-release promo campaign tools, royalty management, and much more. Our expertise in both the music industry and IT sector has allowed us to design and deliver many technological innovations that have revolutionised the way independent record companies run their businesses.
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Are muziekdistributie any fees I need to pay to get setup with DDN? To sign up with DDN digital distribution are NO setup fees at all. We will provide you with free help and advice. And do not expect any payment for this until your music is selling in a stores. We only take an agreed commission rate from your sales as and when digital distribution happen. Are digital distribution any digital distribution costs I will need to pay? Digital distribution are no additional or hidden costs that you will need to pay. We only take an agreed commission rate from your sales as set out in your DDN Distribution agreement. What Stores & Services will my music be available for sale on? A complete muziekdistributie list of a stores and services that DDN is connected with can be found on our stores page at a link below. However, this does not mean that your music will be available on every store & service in a list. Many niche stores specialize. In specific genres or have vetting policies so your music may not be suitable for digital distribution. DDN will endeavor to get your music on as many platforms as possible and we will provide help and advice to ensure that your label meets specific stores requirements. We are adding new stores and services every month to our network. If you feel we are missing any stores or services than please don’t hesitate to get in touched Connected Stores List Will my releases be listed under my own label on a stores? This depends on a deal you wear with us. As a record label, you can request this option. Name this explicitly in your application. We will do our best to tag your label as a new, approved label. Many stores, however, have a requirement that. A label needs at least 10,000 associated releases to a record label. A chance that your application is approved by a stores, is digital distribution reform very small. In general, your releases are grouped under a NE digital distribution lands, especially as an artist without a label. However, this is not always visible (as in iTunes and Spotify) and, perhaps more importantly, your own copyright and publishers notice (P / C line) are visible. © Your Label will show under every release, as oppose to our label name. How long does it take to get my music available on a stores? DDN recommends that you give 4/5 weeks lead time when submitting your Albums muziekdistributie & Singles for distribution. This gives ample time. For our team to request features and banners at relevant stores. It is muziekdistributie possible for DDN to get your music online within 48 hours but not all services can ingest your music in this time frame. So in short – DDN recommends 5 weeks with a minimum being 2 weeks’ notice. At a push we can work with as little notice as 48 hours but it is not recommended. Note – Your first release through DDN may take longer due to a time in which it takes stores and services to review your label and add a profile to digital distribution store. It is always recommended 5 weeks for your very first release. How quickly can I get a release to appear on stores? DDN checks all releases that come through our system for errors and omissions. This happens daily (Mon-Fri). Once your release has been approved for distribution deliveries to stores muziekdistributie will start immediately and are usually complete within 24 hours. Is my contract with DDN exclusive? DDN builds bespoke deals for each of our clients. Digital distributions can be both exclusive and non-exclusive. Speak to one of our Account Managers to discuss your specific requirements and we will build a deal that suits your exact requirements. If I work with DDN do I still own my music? You always own your music. Your rights and an ownership of your copyright is not affected. Your contract with DDN will just give us permission to distribute and sell your music on your behalf, for a duration of a contract. What do you need from me when issuing a release? After you signed up, you’re free to send in as many releases as you want. What we need per release, is a .wav file in your best quality, a .jpg-cover (min. 1400×1400) and all information you can think of about a writers, composers, and editors. Also, think of a release date you’d like to set. We will always email you when we need more information/data for a release. Do I need to have my own ISRC and EAN / UPC numbers? DDN will issue both ISRC and EAN / UPC barcode numbers to all of your Albums, Singles and Tracks if you do not have your own. We do. This FREE of charge to you. We do however recommend that all record companies signup for a free ISRC prefix and generate your own ISRC codes. What payment methods do you have for sending royalties to labels? DDN can pay your royalties via PayPal or International Bank Transfer. You choose which payment method you would like us to use when you request payment for your royalties. PayPal is by far a quickest and easiest way for us to send you money but this is not available in every country. You can view a list of countries PayPal is available in here – PayPal Country List. For international customers that can’t accept PayPal payments we can send IBAN transfers. Digital distributions incur a charge of €2.00 which will be deducted from your royalties. Check with your bank because digital distribution may also charge you to receive money from overseas. Will my releases be taken offline if I transfer my distribution to DDN? Many dance specific stores allow us to ‘takeover’ your catalogue with digital distribution. This avoids downtime and keeps your music available. Some stores prefer that we resend all of your content because a known a quality of data we send will be much better. Digital distribution stores including most commercial outlets like iTunes and Spotify require a complete redelivery. In short – Yes your music will be taken offline at some stores for a select period but DDN will make this as painless as possible. What do I need to do to transfer my distribution to DDN? Most importantly you must check with your previous distributor (if you have one) that transferring to a partner is permitted. If you. Contract with expired, it will not be an issue. Some distributors will let you move early even if you are still in contract so it’s always worth asking. If you are planning on moving to DDN a we recommend getting setup with us prior to your move date. We can that everything is setup and ready to go before we can go live with distribution. To action a move is very straight forward. You just need to sign up with DDN and we will handle a rest. Are any charges to deliver my Albums and Singles to stores? If DDN is distributing your music we feel our commission is ample payment so we do not take any fees to deliver your content to stores and a services. Are any charges to takedown my releases at stores? DDN does not charge you to takedown your music from stores. You simply email us and we will manage a muziekdistributie takedown for you.
Licensing how can I license my music? Brands, advertising agencies, film productions, TV channels, game developers and digital distributions are always searching for a perfect music compositions for a projects. In most cases, digital distributions usages of your music require a special license with all rights holders of a music. Digital distribution fees for digital distributions licenses can range from a few hundred to thousands of Dollars/Euros/Pounds. This depends on a type of media, a country, and a duration of a music within a film or commercial or an importance of the music for a project. DDN does not set a price for licenses as we believe in digital distribution concept of a marketplace. Naturally, digital distribution better digital distribution project/budget, digital distribution more people are sending music. On digital distribution digital distribution hand, digital distribution more specific a briefing, digital distribution less people actually have something that fits. Some projects pay less but are cool projects that have promotional benefits for you; digital distributions are not making your heart beat faster but pay a lot of money. We believe a decision is yours as to what works for you and what doesn’t. The process is quite simple: Companies/people who need music post a request on our portal. Digital distribution briefing I’ll provide will tell you exactly what an. Are looking for. The deadline is a time by which a need it. Digital distribution payout will let you know how much a can pay for a license to all rights holders. If a requesting user wants to work with your track, we will contact you and arrange a details, including paperwork, payment and possibly additional editing muziekdistributie of your track. Who is listening to my music? Digital distribution typical request has anonymous submissions, which means only an agency that has set up a request can listen to submissions. All submissions are made available to a person who has started a request. Within an agency or Production Company it is usually forwarded to a person that has a final decision over a music. How can I submit my music to requests? Send your DDN-representative an email with a sound files and metadata. If you do not have a representative yet, please contact us. You have not entered a license by simply uploading; it will require an agreement. Once your track has been selected. Most requests are for signed users only. We do this to make sure we only have serious and professional artists, producers, labels and publishers submitting music to digital distribution requests. Can I submit more than one entry? Yes, but within reason. Try to limit your submissions to a maximum of three submissions per request. If you have more music you think is great for licensing, put digital. Distribution on your profile page. If someone likes digital distribution direction of your submissions he/she will check out the rest. How do I know when a request is over? A request is over when digital distribution deadline has passed and a track has been chosen. If your track has been chosen, you will be alerted via message. Generally, requests have three statuses in our system: running (green), pending (yellow), closed (red). As long as a request you submitted to is muziekdistributie pending, a decision has not yet been made. If a request turns to red, a decision has been made, and if you haven’t received a message by You, a person requesting decided on a digital distribution track. Can I get feedback on my music? Feedback is not very common, unless a client wants to license a track or sometimes when it is shortlisted. I share a rights with a label/ publisher. Can I submit to this request? Yes. It is best to make sure beforehand that a digital distribution rights holders are OK with a deal. At a latest when you’re Track has been chosen. You would digital distribution need to inform your label, publisher and any digital distribution party who has rights to your music and everyone has to sign a. Licensing agreement with a licensee. You should be able to take care of this very quickly. A briefing is very specific, should I submit even though I am not quite sure my Track is spot–on? Briefings can be quite subjective and require some common sense. If someone asks for Brooklyn–style indie rock and you think you sound more like London, chances. Are it is close enough. But if your Track is a hip–hop track, you don’t match a briefing. However, be honest with yourself and ask if your music is really what digital distribution might be after. Do not randomly submit your music just because you’ll know someone will listen. Will I know an exact project before I license my music? What happens if I change my mind? Yes. Once you are chosen you will be revealed a brand name, exact. Usage, length of usage etc. Briefings are usually specific enough that you can get a very good idea what it is for and digital distribution should include enough information so you can make a decision before you submit. However, in an unlikely case that you might feel like digital distribution has been something left out and that this changes everything for you, no one can force you to license your music. What is DDN’s provision? We take a fee from a licensee for various services, including clearance, administration, creative consulting etc. This fee ranges between 14%-25% of a direct licensing budget. We do not take a percentage from backend royalties (PRO), i.e. for broadcasting, streaming or public performance. Revenue collection Where Does a Money Come From? Advertising. Advertisers pay YouTube for ads on videos. YouTube takes a percentage of this ad money and pays out a rest. When YouTube gets paid, so do you. Does DDN Get Me Paid From Views On My Own Videos On YouTube? No, that’s up to you. A YouTube Partner Program is easily accessible from your profile, though. Our service generates money from a usage of your music in videos by digital distribution user profiles, which are not managed by you. Does DDN Take Any Of My Money From Views Of My Own Videos On YouTube? No. Not a single penny. You get 100% of a revenue generated from your own videos on YouTube if you’re connected to a YouTube Partner Program. Why Should I Use DDN To Make Money On YouTube? It’s easier and faster to sign up with DDN to make money on YouTube than via any digital distribution entity. You’ll make more money on views of your own videos and can even make money from digital distribution people’s videos muziekdistributie as well.
Benefits of DDN: You get 100% of a money: You get 100% of any money paid by YouTube from views of your own videos on YouTube with your music in digital distribution. We muziekdistributie can get you higher paying ads: We authorize YouTube to place both text ads and a higher paying video ads on your video. You make money from views of digital distribution peoples’ videos: We get you muziekdistributie paid when digital distribution people use muziekdistributie your music in digital distribution videos (you can’t do this on your own). It’s easier: digital distribution is no need to sign up for multiple accounts and services. DDN has a contracts as well as staff and infrastructure to: Find digital distribution people’s videos using your music. Get text muziekdistributie ads or commercials placed in or on digital distribution people’s videos. Increase an amount of ad money you make. Teach you how to get found more often in YouTube. Make sure digital distribution people are not telling YouTube digital distribution own your music. How Much Does It Cost? A service is free for everyone. You get 100% of a money from views on your own videos. In addition, DDN gets you money from people who use your music in digital distribution YouTube muziekdistributie videos (you can’t do this on your own). DDN only charges a 14% administrative fee if it gets you additional money from digital distribution. People using your music on YouTube. How Does It Work? Once we get an information, we go to work using our own and YouTube’s technology to find all a videos in YouTube that have your music in it, including your own. When we find such videos, we authorize YouTube to put text ads and/or commercials in or on a videos. When those ads generate advertising revenue, an advertiser pays YouTube and we get you your share. When muziekdistributie Does An Ad Generate. Revenue? A video generates revenue if a text or banner is clicked on or if a whole commercial, or a minimum of 30 seconds of a commercial, is watched. Why Do You Need Exclusive Rights? We need digital distribution exclusive. Right because YouTube requires us to have the exclusive right. Do I Still Control My Rights? Yes. DDN does not own your copyrights, you do. We work for you. What is digital distribution Term Of digital distribution Agreement with DDN? One year. How Does Renewal Of digital distribution Term Work? If you want to cancel after digital distribution first year, let us know within digital distribution last 60 days and muziekdistributie that’s it. If you don’t cancel, the Term renews for another new year.
What Do I Need To Use DDN? You need: a rights to a sound recording (digital distribution “Master”) or digital distribution lyrics and melody of a song (digital distribution “Composition”), or both. A valid email address to be over 18 (or have your parent or guardian represent you) a way for us to pay you. Why Are Certain Videos Not Showing Up In My Reports? Digital distribution data used in digital distribution claims reports comes directly to us from YouTube. This data is never guaranteed to be 100% complete. For a comprehensive list of videos found using your music, please refer to your royalty statements. If you have located a video that you know has your music in it, but you do not see an ad on it, please email us. What’s an Irk and Do I Need One? Digital distribution ISRC (International Standard Recording Code) is digital distribution international identification system for sound recordings. ISRCs are widely used in digital commerce. By download sites and collecting societies. If you have when, your distributor has already provided you with an ISRC. You should be able to obtain digital distribution by logging into your distribution muziekdistributie account, or by muziekdistributie contacting your distribution representative. Including ISRC’s is not mandatory, but it is HIGHLY recommended as it will make it like set up process much faster and efficient. NOTE: if your music is already live in iTunes, Google Play or AmazonMP3, we can submit your ISRC’s to YouTube that may allow digital distribution to place “Buy this music on iTunes, Google Play and/or AmazonMP3” links right below videos that have your music in that, but only if you enter digital distribution same ISRC or Song Identifier here you used it for your music in iTunes, Google Play or AmazonMP3. Do I Need To Include Album Information? No. Does My Song Need to Have Been “Released” Or Made Available on ITunes or Publicly Some Digital distribution Way? No. EXCEPTION: If you are a Publisher (“Composition”-only) customer, you must provide a URL to any YouTube video that features a recording of your composition(s). Additionally (but optionally), you can supply an ISRC or Song Code for any one released recording which features that composition. What If More Than One Person wrote digital distribution Lyrics and Melody (digital distribution “Composition”)? DDN only represents you, and we’ll get you your share of digital distribution money. Co-owners of digital distribution Composition digital distribution need to find a way get digital distribution share of digital distribution money digital distribution selves or join DDN and have us get it for digital distribution. Does It Create Any Problems If I Use DDN and I’m A Member of a Performing Rights Organization (Pro)? Digital distribution No, it does not conflict at all. Actually, quite digital distribution opposite. A deal with DDN unlocks more of your Performing Rights Organization YouTube money. Here’s why: YouTube needs TWO rights to your music: a right of “Public Performance,” represented by you. Performing Rights Organization a right of “synchronization,” represented by DDN. Without digital distributions two rights grants, your composition cannot make money on YouTube. (With very rare exception, YouTube will not digital distribution do a. Deal directly digital distribution with you for digital distributions two rights.) DDN needs digital distribution Performing Rights Organization muziekdistributie and the Performing Rights Organization needs DDN: each has a different piece of a puzzle. Can I Use DDN If I’m Not a Member of a Performing Rights Organization (Pro)? Yes. And there are no conflicts or problems. Does DDN Get Any Of My Money From A Pro? No. Why Am I Sending DDN A Copy Of My Master? When we get a copy of your recording, it’s digitally “fingerprinted” by both DDN and YouTube so we can scan digital distribution through billions of videos in muziekdistributie YouTube to find digital distribution ones that are using it. We won’t give away, share, sell or use your recording in any digital distribution way muziekdistributie without your permission. What Kind Of Audio Files Can I Upload? You can upload any .mp3, .mp4 or .wav file. Upload files with a high bit rate, but it’s not critical to have perfect fidelity. No embedded tags, please. What Happens after I’ve Uploaded My Sound Recording (Master) And/or Composition Information to DDN? muziekdistributie First, sound recordings get digitally “fingerprinted.” Next, all digital distribution billions of videos in YouTube (past, present and future) begin to get scanned on an ongoing basis to see if digital distribution is a match between digital distribution digital “fingerprint” of your recording and music in the video. When a match is found, we tell YouTube to allow advertising to be sold on that video. If you control muziekdistributie just digital distribution music and lyrics (digital distribution “Composition”), we take your information and our technology (and YouTube’s) searches by digital distribution name of digital distribution song, digital distribution song writer and digital distribution information you supply us (see below) to find covers in videos all across YouTube. When a match is found, we tell YouTube to allow advertising to be sold on that video. How Long Until I See Results? Statements are generated monthly. Digital distribution generation process is 2 months behind, which means you get your March statement in May. Forth.