Songtradr is offering free digital distribution for Aussie artists
Music licensing platform Songtradr, set up by Aussie couple Paul and Victoria Wiltshire, is offering free music distribution services for Australian artists for the rest of 2020.
The company, now based in LA, is looking to provide a helping hand to local musos during the coronavirus pandemic, which has effectively put a halt on live performance and touring.
Artists on the world’s largest music licensing marketplace will have access to distribution for as many releases as they need and keep 100% of their royalties.
Songtradr delivers to all major streaming platforms including the big three: Spotify, Apple Music and Amazon Music.
Formerly a producer and songwriter for the likes of Vanessa Amorosi, Human Nature, Guy Sebastian and Marcia Hines, Wiltshire is feeling for artists whose livelihoods have been impacted by the health crisis.
“Artists and musicians have been stripped of their ability to earn from live music venues and events,” he tells TMN. “As a musician who once survived gig to gig, I can only imagine how hard these times must be for local artists.”
The service will be available until December 31, 2020, after which artists can choose to become a paid subscriber for $19 per year and continue receiving 100% of royalties.
Alternatively, artists can keep using the service for free and will receive 90% of their royalties.
Over 3,500 Australian artists are already on the platform, and Songtradr has over 500,000 artists, songwriters and catalogues from all over the world.
The business opened a Sydney office this year and has bases in North America, Europe and Asia.
“The Aussie music business is a wonderful melting pot of talent, characters and great venues and it’s my soul home, the place that gave me my break in the music business.
We’re delighted to have the opportunity to participate and contribute once again,” says Wiltshire.
Songtradr licenses music from its artists for TV, film, gaming and advertising, with clients including Amazon, Apple, Coca-Cola, Disney and Netflix.