Why distribute with 3tone music?
We are the best value for money! 3tone Music distribution is just £24.99 for a whole year of unlimited releases from an unlimited number of artists. Whether you’re an artist yourself or a record label looking for a distributor, 3tone Music will get unlimited releases onto digital streaming platforms no matter how many albums, singles or EP’s you want to release through your account. We also don’t believe in charging for ISRC & UPC codes, so unlike some other distribution companies, we will generate them for you for free! We provide the best value, as well as quick responses from our friendly distribution team for any questions you may have, helping to make the release process as stress-free and enjoyable as possible.
Will you promote my music?
We do offer packages that offer marketing and promotion services, such as sync and playlist pitching, for an additional fee.
What audio specifications are required?
We accept music in WAV or FLAC format. Please ensure that your audio meets the following requirements:
- HD WAV (24-bit @ 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, or 192kHz).
- HD FLAC (24-bit @ 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, or 192kHz).
- WAV (16-bit @ 44.1kHz).
- FLAC (16-bit @ 44.1kHz).
We recommend that all new releases are imported using the highest resolution WAV or FLAC files you have available.
What artwork specifications are required?
Artwork must be square (1:1 aspect ratio). Please submit artwork with dimensions of 3000×3000 pixels @ 300dpi.
Can I move my music to 3tone Music from another distributor?
Yes! To move your music from another distributor you will just need to upload the release in your 3tone Music account exactly as it currently appears on streaming platforms, making sure to use the same UPC and ISRC codes. When we have distributed the release and it has reached all platforms, you can then request a takedown from your previous distributor. By using the same metadata and waiting until the release is distributed before requesting takedown, it ensures that you won’t lose stream count on platforms such as Spotify, and that your release won’t come down from any platforms.
Will you promote my music?
Our team are always on the lookout for artists, bands & labels to work with. We have a 3tone Music Priority service, and will reach out to you if we think that your music is suitable.
What do I need to distribute music?
Firstly, you need the music! Please check that your audio specifications match what we require before uploading. You will also need artwork that is 3000 x 3000px. Please include the licensing information to your release, as well as credits, including the main artist and composer. You can also add any additional credits to the release, and a ‘start time’ to choose the start point of the song that you would like delivered to platforms such as TikTok.
Can I do a pre-order campaign for my release?
Yes! As well as selecting a release date, you can also choose a ‘pre-order’ date so that your fans can buy your music ahead of the release date on download platforms such as iTunes.
What are UPC and ISRC codes?
We will assign UPC’s and ISRC’s to your releases (or you can input them yourself if you already have them!). A UPC is a ‘barcode’ for the release as a whole. Each individual track will have it’s own ISRC code which is delivered to streaming platforms along with your release, to track any streams, sales and royalties.
How do I receive my royalties?
To request a royalty payment, please log in to ‘My Account’ and hit ‘Request Royalties’. Please note that you can only request royalty payments once you have generated £50 or more in royalties. Note that royalties can take up to 90 days to show in your royalties account.