So you’ve created the ultimate track and you want to get it on Tidal? No problem! Here’s everything you need to know.
How To Get Your Music on Tidal
Before we dive in…
Before you get started, make sure you own all the rights to your track. You should never make covers or use samples without the proper permission to do so. It can cause some major issues for you down the line, and in order for you to receive the royalties you’re rightfully owed, your songs need to be properly registered.
To ensure you do everything right here, we wrote an article that covers many common mistakes artists make during the song registration process. From not properly registering your co-writers, not providing your IPI number, entering incorrect metadata and more, there are many factors to keep an eye on to ensure proper licensing and publication moving forward.
Hit Up Your Distributor
Distributors (like us 😉) are the ones who handle music licensing, distribution and pay streaming royalties out to artists like you. Tp get your music onto Amazon Music, we can help. We’re even on their official list of preferred distributors!
Once you’re ready to get started, you can dive in through our Symphonic Starter plan. With it, we distribute your music to the masses, collect royalties from DSPs, make payments to your collaborators, and more, all while you keep complete ownership of your music. This plan offers distribution to the largest network of DSPs, so you can get your music not only on Tidal, but Spotify, Beatport, and even TikTok, Instagram, Triller and more.
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Complete Your Marketing Drivers
If you’re a part of our Partner program, the most essential tool in helping Symphonic pitch your release to our DSP partners is through marketing drivers. If your deal with us includes Marketing, you can submit for “DSP Features & Playlist Pitching” via the SymphonicMS under the Marketing sub-menu.
Without these unique details, it’s almost impossible for our team to help your release stand out from the crowd. The more details that you can provide, the better chance you’ve got at getting noticed and featured.
- If you have updates, you’re welcome to send these to us by selecting “Update” on the marketing driver pitching form.
(For a list of some of the best spotlights to include here, check out our Help Desk article right here.)
“How long does it take for my release to go live?”
With us, it takes 1-2 days for your release to be delivered to any DSPs.
Then, we enable you to set a global release time if you want to. If not, new releases will go live usually around 12:00AM Eastern Time but, there may be some delays. In addition, some releases may go live based on the territory you are in.
- If you are in Australia and it is 12AM of the release date, you will see the release before Canada as they will show it live when it reaches 12AM on the release date of the release and so on, territory by territory.
- If you release doesn’t show at 12AM, you may have to close the program entirely then re-open it.
- If your release still doesn’t show it may not be live for any other reason so feel free to create a ticket.
If you aren’t currently a Symphonic client, it’s never too late to apply! If you aren’t quite ready for our Partner plan, our Starter plan may be a better path for you. Symphonic Starter gives you the ability to keep 100% of royalties while accessing more tools and analytics than any other distributor. We help you grow your music, collect royalties and split payments all while you maintain the rights to your music.
We hope this helped! You got this. 👏