How to distribute your music with iMusician

How to distribute your music with iMusician

Apr 2, 2024

How to distribute your music with iMusician

Digital music distribution can feel like a labyrinth for independent artists. Between navigating complex distribution channels, managing intricate metadata, and keeping track of ever-changing royalties, it's easy to feel lost in the process. The dream of sharing your music with the world can quickly become a logistical nightmare.

But what if there was a way to streamline music distribution, leaving you free to focus on what truly matters: creating music? This is where iMusician steps in by simplifying the journey, offering a user-friendly platform with a focus on transparency and flexibility.

Find out how iMusician can streamline your music distribution process, maximize your reach, and empower you to build your audience.

A simple 4-step release process is all you need

To ease musicians' fears during the release process, iMusician has developed a super simple, 4-step upload flow that allows them to upload their release quickly and frustration-free. The music industry is often believed to be complicated and intimidating, and one of iMusician’s ultimate goals is to show musicians otherwise and make them comfortable releasing their music.

Their upload form in the dashboard is easy, and straightforward and only asks what’s really required. To know what you’re up to, you can choose between three subscription plans tailored specifically to meet the needs of independent artists. Once you sign up, you automatically end up on their free plan and become a member of the iMusician Community. If you’re looking to level up, you can upgrade to an AMPLIFY or AMPLIFY+ subscription and enjoy additional distribution perks and extra promotional and monetization features.

Almost every single step of the upload process is accompanied by pointers and explanations to avoid any second-guessing. You start by selecting your release’s genre, the delivery stores, and your release date, then move on to filling out the release details and metadata and uploading your audio.


Unlike many other distributors, iMusician distribute every possible music genre and covers the widest range of music streaming and download stores in the industry, including electronic and classical music shops. This allows DIY artists to maximize their reach to their target audience and thus potentially generate more streams and grow their fan base.

YouTube Content ID

Monetizing your music on YouTube can be tricky, especially if you’re just beginning your music journey. The platform usually requires more than 4000 hours of watch time and at least 1000 subscribers for artists to be able to monetize their content.

With iMusician, you can get the YouTube Content ID during the release upload process (or at any time after), allowing you to start making money from your music on the platform the moment it’s released. Right on day one, you get paid whenever someone uses your music in their video AND when ads are displayed on your videos, too.

The Artist Hub promo suite

It’s never too early to start promoting your release. iMusician’s Artist Hub promo suite enables artists to create a professional web presence and generate buzz for their release in minutes before it's even out.

As a shareable music smartlink, Release Page Pro+ allows you to generate a pre-save page and set it up directly after you upload your release (no need to wait for the Spotify URL!). This way, you can start collecting your fan’s saves from day zero and watch as your track gets automatically added to their library the moment it’s released. Additionally, on the release date, the pre-save page automatically turns into a fully customizable release page with all shops and all your promo materials. This means that one link is all you need to promote your track before, during, and after it’s released.

If, at any stage of the release process (or after), you consider establishing your artist brand’s web presence, iMusician’s Artist Page lets you do so for free, and without the hassle of building an artist website from scratch. In fact, 3 simple steps are all you need to set it up and showcase your releases, display your latest videos, boost your ticket sales, or impress the press with your ultimate EPK. What’s more, you can get your brand started even if you’ve never released anything before!

Why iMusician?

Truly unlimited in every way.
Pay once, and your music stays online – FOREVER. No annual renewal fees to keep your music online! You don’t need to pay more to distribute your music with collaborators or with your other projects, no matter what subscription you’re on!

Simple and flexible.
With iMusician, everything is as easy and convenient as possible. Choose the exact tools and features you need to advance your career – no wasted money on features you won’t use! Need to switch to the free plan? You can do it at any time, for as long as you need to.

The widest range of shops and genres worldwide, including classical and electronic music.
Unlike other digital distributors, iMusician distributes every possible genre, including electronic and classical music.

A Swiss business partner you can trust.
As a Swiss company and a stable financial business trusted by half a million DIY artists, iMusician doesn’t charge withholding tax. Or any other hidden fees.

Thanks to this partnership, get a 20% discount on your next purchase using this code: IMDxDF

Sign up for free and start distributing today!