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Accounts wont receive first distribution until payment threshold of $100 is reached. Eidolmusic will send an echosign receipt, and upon confirmation of signature receipt user will receive direct deposit with that amount. Please review chart below for how royalties royalties flow.

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  • Upfront Cost
  • Sales Fee
  • Exclusivity
  • Marketing Efforts
  • Annual Fee
  • Per Track Upload Cost
  • Opt Out Time Frame
  • Physical Product
  • Cancellation Fees

Reverbnation

  • $119.95-$49.95
    / $59.95-$34.95
  • %15
  • $59.95-$34.95
  • $34-$59.95 Year
  • 30Days

  • On Demand
  • $59.99

EidolBest

  • $5
  • %50

  • Licensing
  • $0.00
  • $0.99
  • $10.00

Tunecore

  • $49.99
  • %10
  • $49.99
  • $9.99
  • $20 early termination
    fee per album
Platforms are places people go to watch or buy films; aggregators are conduits between filmmakers/distributors and platforms; distributors usually take more rights for longer terms. And some companies combine more than one of these functions. They are the main conduits between labels, artists and retailers and various outlets that play or sell music.
Any fee related to setting up your product in any way. Companies in this part of the music industry, do it either way. There are companies that charge up front fees and then in turn do NOT take any percentages of any sales. There are companies that cost you a set up fee and then they also take a percentage of every sale. And, then there are companies that have ZERO or no set up fee, and then you pay them ONLY a percentage of every sale. determining what is cost effective and most efficient and/or best suited for your project, is an article in itself, but I am in hope that this helps people figure it out a little better now that its laid out in one list.
The amount of money you must accumulate in your account, to be able to transfer a payout. If you do not earn that amount each pay period, that distributor holds that money until any sales revenues hits that “threshold” amount of money. All companies work different and have different amounts and some do NOT have any thresholds and would pay you no matter how low amount of money.
The percentage of any sales revenue, that the distributor makes on any sale, and then keeps for its fee.
Many companies offer termination after a specific term is set. It can be done monthly, yearly, two (2) year deals, three (3) year deals and in one case, a five (5) year deal. Upon termination, it takes up to six months on a good day, to actually get retail to do one of two things, take your product down from the system so it does NOT show and/or retailers merely “point the accounting” to your new distributor. That way they do not have to do the work to take music down, and then place the same thing right back up with the same exact situation. The problem with the latter is that it can create an effect where you have multiple listings up at retailers. The other problem with this way of dealing is that it derived from the computer industry and not the music business. That way of dealing is how the early online companies, dealt with changing music from distributor to distributor. For instance, if you have listing as Sunset records for three years and then you start using Interscope or maybe you change your label name or maybe you switched Indy’s, etc., if it does NOT read exact, and / or internally for them, if the text copy does “match” exact, you could feasibly have another listing posted, with that new information.
Also, regarding the opt out period and its misconception that it can happen instantly, is just not scientifically true by any means and never have I seen any take down process be easy, and done in a timely way. I have NEVER seen it where every last title gets taken down from every ;last retailer. Amazon is awful at talking product down from its servers. And, even a “30 day opt out period” may seem like it gets done in that span of time, I have never seen it happen in my life so plan accordingly and keep on it. Plus, you may want to contact retailers direct to make sure there are no multiple listings. In many cases like I emphasized about here, “opting out” of old deals can very much lead to multiple listings of the same exact title.
Some companies want to work your titles and copyrights, exclusively during its Term. Some do not, however, I urge anyone to work it where its as exclusive as possible and what I mean is that if you use say Tunecore, which is a company that has a certain number of retail outlets they service. I could see using another company to get you in every other outlet, but again, I recommend that you do NOT overlap and/or have multiple listings from different companies. It creates havoc with regard to accounting and there is never a doubt that you would be losing out money in some way. In some cases, I have seen artists pay a fee, and yet have to collect some of that money from the other company that takes a percentage. It adds insult to injury so to speak which is why its important to plan this out well before you close any deals.
This tells you whether you can work physical product like CDs and DVDs through them and into stores. Some are purely digital only and some use third parties and some have it under its own roof.
This to me, is a form of digital distribution but I pay my artists a flat fee for any On-Demand sale. Reverbnation has an in house On-demand system for not only CDs, but also for a small amount of merchandise (T Shirts). And, most other companies will use Amazon On Demand which used to be Create Space. They do things in an automated way. You add artwork, music files, text copy, etc., all through your companies, and then rather than having to stock up product to house in your office, studio or closets, as consumers buy your CD, its make in automated way at that time after the sale.
This shows if the company offers any types of marketing tools in any way. In many cases, some of these companies offer ancillary services like marketing, licensing, publishing, etc., on top of any digital distribution. Some are included gratis.