DistroKid Launches Music Video Distribution Service Tool Called ‘DistroVid’

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It used to be that the Record labels was your only chance to get your music content into the industry. It’s been easier to diy now with companies like Tunecore and Distrokid; now as of today, it’s not only easier than ever for struggling musicians to get their music out there, but now their video content out there as well thanks to the update from the leading independent distribution service DK.

DistroKid, an independent music distribution firm, launched its new music video distribution service called DistroVid to allow any artist to upload an unlimited number of music videos to Apple Music, Amazon Music, Tidal and Vevo. DK also noted that more digital service providers will come online in the coming months.

According to DistroVid’s website, the service covers YouTube as well. The membership costs $99 annually, and users can add additional artists for $49.99 annually.

Many streaming services have begun playing music videos in addition to audio–but until now, there hasn’t been a great way for independent artists to get their music videos into these services,

Philip Kaplan, founder and CEO of DistroKid, said in a statement

Our new music video service, called DistroVid, makes it super easy & affordable for independent artists to get their music videos everywhere.

Philip Kaplan

The new DistroVid service could help streamline video distribution for independent artists as it is typical for video distribution services, like Symphonic and Ditto Music, to charge one-time fees of $95 to $99 per music video upload. With DistroVid, artists pay the same price once each year and can upload unlimited music videos. Additionally, DistroKid pays artists 100% of their earnings, whereas some competitors pay 70%.

From an artist’s perspective, DJ Hoppa said

DistroVid is a “game-changer” for independent labels and artists. “I’ve always stressed the importance of music videos to every artist we’ve worked with — videos really help give potential fans a way to connect with both the artist and their music.

DJ Hoppa, founder of label Broken Complex

Up until now, it’s been expensive and difficult to add my music videos to streaming services, which means our fans are forced to bounce between different apps to see them. DistroVid changes all that. The new tool makes it easy and affordable to upload as many videos as I want, then send them directly to where fans are already listening to my music. DistroVid is going to be a game-changer for my independent label and for independent artists everywhere.

The DistroVid video distribution service was first tested last month. Some DistroKid artists criticized the company for the annual price. DistroKid tweeted a response:

Originally, DistroKid was planning to charge non-members $129 per year. However, this is no longer reflected on the website.


Don’t want to use Distrokid or DistroVid? Another affordable option is PeekSound, which charges artists $80 per year for unlimited music videos — a $19 difference from DistroVid. The only current differences are that PeekSound does not distribute music videos to Tidal and charges an extra fee for Apple Music and Vevo. Also, artists have to upload videos to their YouTube profiles themselves but PeekSound users also keep 100% royalties. DistoVid seems to be the clear winner here though.

DistroKid was founded in 2013 and currently serves around two million artists. The music distribution company was one of the few trendsetters to switch from a pay-per-release model to an annual-fee model. Also to note, their rivals TuneCore revamped their pricing structure for the first time in 16 years to compete closer to DistroKid’s unlimited release pricing structure.

Last year according to PRNEWSWIRE, DistroKid received investment from software investor Insight Partners, valuing the company at $1.3 billion. Distrokid also unveiled two programs in 2021. One is a program called “DistroKid Upstream” for streaming data-sharing and the other is a Twitch affiliate partnership program.

Lastly, it’s important to note, after doing all the hard work and getting your videos and music videos created and ultimately distributed to the marketplace of all the streaming platforms, whether you decide to do that through your record label or through Distrokid’s new DistroVid service, you can then leverage your exposure to each platform hosting your video by embedding that video on other relevant places such as your website, blog, and of course… KinerkTube.com the music maps directory and social music network online. With KinerkTube you can easily embed your YouTube, Vimeo, and Twitch to any of your One stop shop artist or business page including your events, and on social walls and inside of chat. You can even add a TED video in a Dailymotion video and many more inside of the social and chat. You can do this with a simple URL link and KinerkTube will make the embedded player show by converting the code in the background automatically once saved or published. Gain more streams and reach your royalty goals fatser with KinerkTube.com. Gain insights on analytics and see where your audience is clicking and the play count on YouTube and Vimeo embeds coming from your Artist or business page(s). Add a playlist by simply clicking on the playlist on YouTube, click the video you want to show on playlist first, then copy the URL link up top and place on KinerkTube. You can also use embedded code they provide to control the player look and feel. Learn how to diy on KinerkTube by visiting our FAQ page. You’ll see q&a and videos how to get started and make these types of posts with dozens of 3rd party streaming platforms for music, including video, beats, podcasts, campaigns, and so much more. Oh, and add your events on the events map. So much to promote to leverage your music career with KinerkTube.com

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