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The Musician's Guide to
Distribution & Digital Distribution

Everything you need to know to survive the music industry.
Write your awesome label here.
What you are going to learn

This class is all about how bands (and any musical collaborators) work together.

In this class, we start with the basics of distribution, and how it worked back in the days of physical products. I'll point you to some resources if you want to release physical products (like vinyl records), but then we will move on to the digital distribution platforms. I'll take you inside my accounts, look at my royalty statements, and walk you through the process of getting your music distributed.
Here is a list of some of the questions we will answer:
  • How the Major Distributors Work
  • Independent Label Distribution
  • Distribution Partnerships
  • Revenue
  • Roles of the Distributor
  • Digital Distributors
  • Kobalt
  • Apple Music
  • Spotify
  • Amazon Music
  • Tidal
  • Inside my Accounts!
  • TuneCore
  • Symphonic Distribution
  • Distrokid
  • CDBaby
  • Hidden Royalties!
  • Licensing and Performing Rights
  • And much, much more!

Dr. J. Anthony Allen

Music PhD, Producer, Composer, Instructor, Professor, Author, & Ableton Certified Trainer. 
Dr. Allen is a professional musician, top-rated online instructor, and university professor. In 2017 the Star Tribune featured him as a "Mover and a Shaker," and he is recognized by the Grammy Foundation for his music education classes. He currently teaches at Augsburg University in Minneapolis, MN, Slam Academy, and Punkademic Courses.

Course reviews

I love that this is thorough but not overwhelming. The structure is great, the information and the walkthroughs are great and concepts that were hazy to me before make sense in this structure. Thanks for the class!
- Delaney Taylor
So grateful for this class! I feel ready to keep moving forward with my record, and I will get the most I can!
- Casey Reiniche