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DistroKid's Android Launch: Mobile Music Made Easy

  • DistroKid launches its Android app, allowing artists to upload tracks, receive payment alerts, and access analytics.
  • DistroKid's Mixea tool for mastering, priced at $99 per year, offers features like radio preparation and bass optimization.
  • In September, DistroKid acquired Bandzoogle, a website-building tool for musicians, already powering over 60,000 sites.

DistroKid, the independent music distribution service, has recently released its Android app. This comes several months after the launch of its iOS app. The Android version offers features similar to its iOS counterpart, which over 500,000 users have already downloaded. 

With this app, artists can conveniently upload their tracks from their phones, receive payment alerts, access analytics from platforms like Spotify and Apple Music, and make edits to their song metadata.

DistroKid's 2021 milestones

In April, DistroKid released a new " Mixea " tool for mastering. This product, priced at $99 per year, provides features such as preparing the track for radio, optimizing bass, and uploading high-quality audio.

In September, DistroKid made a big announcement about acquiring Bandzoogle. Bandzoogle is a website-building tool created by musician Chris Vinson back in 2003. This tool is specifically designed for musicians and allows them to sell their music, tickets, and merchandise directly to their fans. At the time of the acquisition, Bandzoogle had already powered over 60,000 sites and had sold a whopping $100 million worth of inventory.

In October, ByteDance's TikTok Music service began accepting music uploads from artists. As a result of the agreement, DistroKid artists can now share their songs on the CapCut video editing software. 

DistroKid, founded by Philip "Pud" Kaplan in 2013, recently secured a funding round in 2021, valuing the company at $1.3 billion.

Edited by Shruti Thapa