FAWMers on Spotify

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  • @auditasum 1 week

    Hey FAWMers on Spotify. I am not yet one of you, but I would like to know who you are so that

    A. I can listen to your songs and make Spotify send you a few cents, and

    B. so I can learn your secrets. What was the process you went through to get your music on there? Have you released albums on any other platforms? What was the easiest and what has gotten you the most revenue?

    Tell me everything. 😀

  • @ianuarius  1 week

    Got one album there.


    I registered to amuse.io and downloaded the app on my phone. Then uploaded the tracks via that one. Nothing else required, really. Completely free and quite simple.

  • @petemurphy  1 week

    I have a few of my albums on Spotify, at https://open.spotify.com/artist/5wjay...

    Jenny Le Blanc and Thelonious Punk are probably the most 'commercial' sounding albums I have on there.

    No big secrets, other than joining Distrokid and uploading via their site (there's an annual fee, and I found it to work out cheaper than other similar sites like CD Baby). Distrokid will also put you on Amazon, Google, tidal, and loads of others (all included in the annual fee).

  • @helenseviltwin  1 week

    This is my band with @expendablefriend and @orinoco. https://open.spotify.com/artist/42XOH...

    I used songtradr to get it on there and a fair few other platforms. So far, we've made less than a dollar altogether, and most of it has been from Spotify with a tiny bit from iTunes.

  • @konemake  1 week

    Here's my artist projects on Spotify:


    I used Record Union, it was easy, but not free

  • @leah0k  1 week

    It was soooo easy even for me and I do NOT know what I'm doing.
    I definitely didn't do it for the money, just the convenience of sharing and because it's fun.
    Like others said, it's really nice to have your music out on other avenues like itunes and amazon and whatnot.

    You can find me on spotify : "LeahLeah"


    - my latest upload there is a cover of "Africa" 😁 I sadly did very little songwriting since last FAWM but all that from last year is on there too.

    I think it's kind of one of those things you just have to sit down and commit to getting it done and then you can know that it's there for you to use. Best of luck 😀

  • @oddbod  1 week

    Yep, they let anyone in these days.
    To prove my point -


  • @tesla3090  1 week

    Here's my stuff


    I used CDBaby, but pretty much any distributor will get you on there. Also, I believe Spotify was planning on opening direct submissions soon.

  • @auditasum 1 week

    Sweet! I have a lot of listening to do after FAWM. 😁

  • @ericdistad  1 week

    Here's our stuff:

    We used DistroKid - it was really easy. 😀

  • @splittybooms  1 week

    I used Distrokid and echo the ease of use, the convenience of them distributing your stuff across many many stores, and the value of it versus some other similar services. I found that for a noob like me, they make everything easy...from album setup to worrying about the right people getting the right payments to dealing with any royalty/copyright stuffs. I didn't have to deal with any of the nitty gritty stuff like the royalty/copyright stuff, but its great that they kinda guide you every step of the way. I found their help section quite sufficient.

    So I did NASOALMO and decided that I wanted to put it on Spotify. I always wanted to just be able to say "I have an album on Spotify.", just a bucket list thing. So I did it. Its an un-mastered, rough electronic/downtempo/trip-hop, short album that I did in a month born from the challenge.
    I'm at work and can't grab the link, so just search for "splittybooms".

  • @stevenwesleyguiles  1 week

    CD Baby!

    I have several projects up on Spotify, one that actually has made me some money. This Christmas CD by my wife and I under the name "Friction Bailey" has (combined) over 1 million plays!!!

    How? Luck and hustle. Waaaay back when Pandora was the thing, we uploaded our album and had them tag it with "sufjan stevens" as a similar artist. I believe that is what hooked us up for Spotify glory.

    Somehow one of the songs from our CD got onto a huge Spotify Christmas playlist (waaaaaay down the list) but, it got us some ok royalties. I still have my day job, so, Spotify didn't make us rich (but it DID pay for Omnisphere!)

    Here's my solo account:
    (One of my big songs got bigger because it was on a Fawm CD!)

    My rockin' rock band Kings of Denmark (with @ajna1960)

    You can also search Songs in the Key of Fallout and Songs in the Key of Minecraft.

  • @atitlan  1 week

    Yep, me too. Vanity publishing FTW

    Thanks Routenote.


    'F5' my FAWM 2017 album, plus a few single tracks. Haven't added anything more recent since.

    (Just wanted to be able to say I had music on Spotify - nowhere near good enough really 😀 )

  • @dasbinky  1 week

    Another CD Baby entry.


    Can't say I'm either pleased or displeased with them. I'm not getting rich, but it's hard to blame CD Baby for that.

  • @sapient  1 week

    I'm on Spotify twice. I've got 4 albums of blackened death metal there with Abomnium:

    And one of psychedelic space rock with @gordon as Bridge11:

    For Bridge11, we used CDBaby. For Abomnium, the label (UKEM Records) took care of it.

  • @w1n  1 week

    Here's my latest "solo" project
    mostly just singles right now, my debut full length is coming out in late March.

    selection of my other projects
    I produce and play live with this guy
    Koppen (hip-hop, digifunk, bricollage)

    and my now defunct indie rock band Ghost Karaoke

    I've throughout the years used a lot of different services, CD Baby, DistroKid, Amuse.io, phonofile, The Orchard.

    Amuse.io is a free service, have to use a iOS or android device to upload songs. For projects involving several people/contributors I have tested DistroKid, where you quite easily can set up sharing of income (if any). You pay between 20-35$ per year, and can upload as many releases as you want, and keep any revenue. Bad side is that if you stop paying the yearly cost, all you have uploaded material gets taken down. There are some

  • @jwhanberry  1 week

    My album "Second Hand Smoke" from 2007. I got on Spotify through CD Baby.


  • @philnorman  1 week

    Appalachian Soul is on the spotify machine here: https://open.spotify.com/album/2Xp4sY...

  • @heuristicsinc  1 week

    My latest is here:
    This is the FAWM album. Anyway, I got this via CDBaby like some others here.

  • @burrsettles  1 week

    DELICIOUS PASTRIES (my band until last friday):
    ~ 40% FAWM songs

    BURR SETTLES (my embarassing 2004 solo release):
    ~ 40% FAWM songs

  • @kovbleu  1 week

    I have an album on there with my band, Treading Bleu -


    I believe for that it was part of our digital distribution thing when we released our album.

  • @bradhoshaw  1 week


    Both albums were submitted to Spotify through CD Baby Distribution. Hope you enjoy!

  • @stevenwesleyguiles  1 week

    @burrsettles Awww!! Delicious Pastries is over? Say it ain't so!

  • @raygungirls 1 week

    Used Distrokid to get my Titanosaur album up on Spotify (Punk, Hard Rock, Metal). It was pretty easy. Relatively cheap compared to Tunecore, which I used for years. Used CDBaby before Distrokid.

  • @reisupstudio  1 week

    Spotify: The first five here are from last year, Three born of FAWM! I use CD baby as my starting point and they launchto the world! Amazing!
    I’m Fast

    Memory Care

    Children Gonna Play

    Logon Login

    The Echo Chamber

    Sabbath Rest

    Girl on a Swing

    Do What Your Mama Says

    The High Road

    Family For You

    Freedom to Chains

    Find Time to Find You

  • @pearlmanhattan  1 week

    Realized I only answered half your question. I got on spotify through distrokid. ...i've earned back what I've paid distrokid in seven months. I was introduced to it by @raygungirls (thanks, mate, changed my life)

    Also, very easy to split profits between collaborators.

  • @mishykatz  1 week

    Distrokid great service and price I have four songs up-


    Mishykatz there if that link doesn't work

  • @auditasum 1 week


    Amuse.io is free, but you have to upload from a smartphone? Also, it looks like they don't make it easy to publish covers. You have to obtain the license yourself.

    Routenote is free to publish, but they take 15% of the revenue unless you take the premium option, where you pay a rate per song to publish, comparable to CDbaby's prices. Then you get 100% of the royalties, which is more than CDbaby's 85%. They also don't make it easy to publish covers.

    Songtradr makes it free to license your music, but digital distribution actually costs $5 a month. That adds up to being more expensive than other services. You're also on your own as far as covers, but they might be able to help you get your music into movies, tv, and advertising?

  • @auditasum 1 week

    Distrokid and CD baby are both decent as far as paid services with all the bells and whistles. The one concern I had with Distrokid was that you can't switch to another service without them taking down all your songs, but i see with the Legacy option you can pay a one time $29 for a single or $49 for an album to keep them up and accruing 100% royalties forever, even if you die. That's about as much as it takes to publish with CDbaby in the first place, and CDbaby takes 15% of your royalties forever. Which doesn't seem like a good deal, considering how much less you can pay for other services.

    Also, with Distrokid, you can still sell your music elsewhere, i.e. go with a different company for physical CDs. Whereas with CDbaby it looks like you have an exclusive contract with them for digital and physical releases? Unless I'm reading what's on their site incorrectly.

    They'll take care of the licensing for covers, but with CDbaby you can only release covers as a single. It seems like the

  • @auditasum 1 week

    It seems like the biggest money-makers on Spotify for independent artists are covers and Christmas music... songs people know and would add to a playlist.

    Of course, I mostly want to publish some original music so I can have something out there. I have no illusions that Spotify will make me rich. 😀 But people have succeeded in making Spotify money-making farms, like the guy who wrote a song about every city. Distrokid seems like the best option for mass-publishing, especially if you're releasing covers or collaborations.

  • @kissinginpublic  1 week

    My EP from last year is on Spotify. Features a couple that started as FAWM songs.


    Electronica stuff.

  • @saumera  1 week

    I'll be up there soon! I've got a single that will be released in hopefully a few days, and the full EP is not far behind (2/25).

    I used CD Baby. To me, it was dead simple. The hardest part was getting the formats for everything right. The album art has to be PNG or JPEG and it has to be 1400 x 1400 or 3000 x 3000 pixels, and the music has to be .WAV format at 16 bit 44k sample rate. Once you've got all that squared away, they handle distribution to all of the platforms.

    The part I haven't figured out yet is getting your artists' profile on Spotify, which I think you can access once your music is live on Spotify. That will allow you to edit your bio and everything else.

  • @ianuarius  1 week

    Regarding amuse.io, I haven't tried it with covers so yeah, that's probably a bit suspicious. But the upload process was very streamlined. Took me 20 minutes to upload all 14 songs with my phone. Yea, it would be easier with desktop app, but whatever. It's free.

  • @valeriecox  1 week

    So I just made a spotify playlist with all everyone who posted here. Thought It would be good to listen to FAWMers exclusively on spotify. Here's the list if you want to listen to. https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3gt...

    @stevenwesleyguiles @atitlan None of your links work. Sorry to not be able to include your stuff in the FAWM playlist. Boo!

  • @auditasum 1 week

    Good idea, @valeriecox !

    I also have a messy playlist called FAWMers, but by all means, it doesn't have everyone on there yet.

  • @valeriecox  1 week

    I just gotta say, I'm listening to this playlist right now. You guys are mad talented!

    EDIT: Also the playlist has some NSFW stuff, so listener beware. 😝

  • @atitlan  1 week

    Let's try this one ... https://open.spotify.com/artist/4cve7...

    @valeriecox Thanks for putting the playlist together. Looks like my commute listening is sorted for a few days.

  • @stevenwesleyguiles  1 week

    And this:
    Future Kings of Denmark:

    I think I just pulled the wrong links. Let me know if these work/don't work for you @valeriecox. Thanks for putting this all together!

  • @atitlan  1 week

    @stevenwesleyguiles I think it screws up the long links if you re-edit a post.

  • @stevenwesleyguiles  1 week

    @atitlan Your link worked for me just now. So, I'm thinking you got it right this time. 😀

  • @valeriecox  1 week

    @stevenwesleyguiles It works Thanks!

  • @zecoop  1 week

    @auditasum - My (and @guatecoop and @kovbleu and @slawbleu)'s band is, with our first album. We used CDBaby for distribution

    Treading Bleu

  • @owl  1 week

    Here's my and @ndavies's band:

    thanks for making that awesome playlist, @valeriecox!

  • @splittybooms  1 week

    was on work pc when i posted b4 so couldn't give a link. but i'd like to be on the playlist...just cause...well because everybody else is and I wanna join the party:) plus I've never been on a playlist before!

  • @valeriecox  1 week

    @owl @splittybooms I have y'all added, but @zecoop I'm having trouble with your link being truncated.

  • @zecoop  1 week

    @valeriecox - Fixed up there or here it is again! 😉


  • @splittybooms  1 week

    thanks, @valeriecox very cool of you to do this. I've so far listened to @atitlan and @leah0k randomly; great stuff, the both of you! @atitlan your synthwave goodness is right up my alley, and @leah0k your voice is lovely. This'll be my playlist for when I'm sitting at my desk at work!

  • @cairobraga  1 week

    @valeriecox thanks for the playlist, am following it right now!

    so, here's my artist page: https://open.spotify.com/artist/22hIk... (my two latest singles are FAWM songs)

    I release thru my own independent DYI netlabel called Elegant Elephant using Soundrop, a really great distributor for the penniless musician (it costs 0 upfront, they take a cut from the revenue). licensing covers is also very easy, direct and cheap (U$10 per composition per track), as they have a partnership with Loudr. the only thing people may think is a downside is the limited platforms they serve (altho they serve all the big worldwide ones).

    I used to also release using oneRPM, but they simply took away the ability of choosing to where we send our music and now impose that we send to all the platforms they serve or don't send at all and it pissed me off because they changed this without any kind of notice.

  • @sheamiejay  1 week

    I finally recorded my first full-length record fo my 50th birthday. One of the songs “The Minister Of Loneliness” was written at FAWM last year.

  • @smileymn 1 week

    I don’t have Spotify but if you search for “Matt Smiley” or “Art Deco - Free Range” you can hear some of my music.

  • @valeriecox  1 week

    Cool. I keep adding y'all as you post links. To be fair-ish, if you have more than one album, I just pick one at random to add so that no one is over represented. Some people have one EP and others have 15 albums, so that just seems the way to go. But oh my goodness is it a great playlist, and with it we have almost unlimited FAWMer music! Here's the playlist link again. Feel free to share it with others too. https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3gt...

  • @saumera  1 week

    My single just got added to Spotify today!


  • @auditasum 1 week

    @cairobraga Thanks for bringing up Soundrop. I didn't realize at first, but Distrokid charges $12 per year per cover track. Soundrop's one-time fee of $9.99 is much better for people who want to release a bunch of covers.

  • @mrmule 1 week

    https://open.spotify.com/artist/4NlvU... Well, there's some albums there, but over 140 of them in my Bandcamp:
    https://j-kill.bandcamp.com On the side there there are links to my bands and other projects, there's few albums more.

  • @krayzie003  1 week

    I'm on Spotify. https://open.spotify.com/artist/5gGD0...

    I use Amuse.io to distribute my music there and to other sites for free. Honestly I don't make much from Spotify or any other streaming service. I make my living playing gigs.

  • @timfatchen  1 week

    Flying Tadpole lurks here; almost entirely FAWM/5090 songs though most are properly produced (ie not sketches any more) https://open.spotify.com/artist/11jeb...

    Tim Fatchen resides here (majority are FAWM/5090) https://open.spotify.com/artist/617C2...

    I'm still trying to claim the pages!

  • @jacobeverettwallace  1 week

    I’m on there at https://open.spotify.com/artist/5osBG...

    I used CDBaby for my distro and it’s been good for me. I don’t make anything from streaming but it’s handy for sharing music.

  • @valeriecox  1 week

    I keep adding to the playlist as y'all post your links. Right now there's 367 songs in the playlist. That's enough music for a good roadtrip.

  • @mikeymason  1 week

    I have 8 albums and an EP on Spotify.


  • @bithprod 1 week

    As for now, I'm only represented here: https://open.spotify.com/artist/2XcqL...

    This is my 2018 indie americana trilogy. I relied heavily upon contributions from far better vocalists than myself, but I've done all the recording, mixing, mastering, album art etc. on my own.

    And... if you want to contribute on upcoming releases, just drop me a note. I always need good vocalists and musicians.

  • @cairobraga  1 week

    @auditasum yes! Soundrop is very popular on the VGM-cover community because it's cheap, easy and the customer support is excelent, they're very approachable and they actually respond on social media. I even won a cover contest they made of "Take Five".

  • @dillonrichards 1 week

    Hey, I have a pretty chill, lo-fi/90s beat tape on Spotify. All instrument samples are original. Check it out if interested!


  • @torniojaws  1 week

    I currently have five albums on Spotify (below). I got them there through Record Union. My first three albums are actually there for free 😀 When Record Union was launched, they had a promo offer to publish albums for free - and those still are 😁 For the other two albums, the yearly cost is about 10 USD and 20 USD. They are also in iTunes, Amazon, etc, so the price is not just Spotify.

    All the Albums are mine. Unfortunately there is another artist that started to use the name a couple of years after we did. The non-Album releases are from that other one.

  • @bithprod 1 day

    My secret side project, Songs for Distant Butterflies, is now up on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/4Kh3w...

    With vocal contributions from friends and fawmers, these songs represent various stages in my songwriting career, but please be adviced that the topics are quite heavy. We're talking cancer, schizoaffective disorder, psychological abuse, racism etc.

    If you want to know more about a song, feel free to message me. Every single one means something special to me, and I could talk for hours about each song and its different layers.

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