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Music Distribution FAQ

Publishing Admin FAQ

DPM Network Music Distribution is a digital music distribution service that allows you to Distributed Your Music To  Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon, TIDAL, Deezer, Pandora, Musiton.com , Monkingme, BoomplayMusic, and many more. With DPM Network Music Distribution you can distribute music to 150+ popular digital stores across 100+ countries worldwide.

As well DPM Network Music Distribution Provide Publishing Administration and collection of Mechanical Royalties and other services!

You must be 18 years of age or older to apply for our service of music Distribution, per our Distribution Agreement.

We provide services for both artists and labels

 

Artists or labels first need to apply and select the plan of music distribution, once apply somebody from our team will evaluate the application and we will let know by email if the artist or label  get accept it. If is select the Artist/ Label will receive an email with a link to register on the platform. Also,The most controls the rights to of the content before submit his music to Distribution. Copyright infringement is a serious matter and not to be taken lightly. The user is liable for all submissions and must own the rights associated to the content. 

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This depends on the size of the label & Catalog. If you label have a regular number of releases each month or year and have good promotional plans, please contact us before Apply. We would be happy to discuss what you require from us and how we can best work with each other.

DPM Network Music Distribution has 2 plans.

For the plan: Pay as You Go

On the pay, as you go the client will pay per release and the client will keep the 90% of the Royalties

For the plan: Pro Distribution

Label will need to apply for our service and of course, We let you know if is approved, the Pro Distribution plan Is subject to be negotiable.

If a release is submitted to the DSPs through DPM Network Music Distribution, that release cannot be re-distributed via another distributor until the end of the contractual term. Therefore, the exclusivity only applies to specific distributed content and not to the artist or label themselves.

 

When releasing your music through DPM Network Music Distribution, it will be available on the following platforms :

  • 7Digital
  • A1 Xplore Music by Deezer(Delivered via Deezer)
  • ACRCloud
  • Alibaba
  • AMI Entertainment
  • Amazon Music
  • Anghami
  • Apple Music/iTunes
  • Audible Magic
  • AudioMack 
  • AWA
  • Beatport
  • Beatsource
  • BMAT
  • Boom (UMA)
  • Boomplay Music
  • Claro Música
  • ClicknClear
  • Clone.NL (Delivered via Juno Download)
  • Deezer
  • Express In Music
  • Facebook/Instagram
  • FLO (Korea)
  • Gracenote
  • Huawei Music
  • iHeartRadio
  • Imstream
  • Jaxsta
  • JioSaavn
  • JOOX
  • Juno Download
  • KkBox
  • Kanjian Music
  • Kuack Media Group
  • Lick’d
  • LINE Music
  • Mail.ru (UMA)
  • MediaNet
  • Mixcloud
  • Mixupload
  • MonkingMe
  • Musiton
  • Napster
  • NetEase Cloud Music
  • Neurotic Media
  • Nightlife Music
  • OK.RU (UMA)
  • Pandora
  • Pretzel
  • Qobuz
  • SBER ZVUK
  • Slacker Radio/Live x Live
  • Snapchat (7Digital)
  • Shazam(Apple Music)
  • Simfy Africa/MusicTime
  • Sirius XM
  • SoundCloud(Monetization)
  • SoundExchange
  • Spotify
  • Tencent(QQ Music/Kuwo)
  • TIDAL
  • TikTok/Resso
  • TIM Music
  • Touch Tunes
  • Triller(Delivered via 7Digital)
  • United Media Agency
  • VK.ru (UMA)
  • Xiami(Delivered via Alibaba)
  • Yandex Music
  • YouSee / Telmore Musik
  • YouTube Music
  • YouTube Content ID

 

White Label Providers

7Digital


  • 7digital.com
  • Electric Jukebox / Roxi
  • Exlibris
  • Fan Label
  • Fender
  • Global Radio
  • Grandpad
  • Jazzed
  • Klassik Radio
  • Moodagent
  • MuzArcade
  • MyMelo
  • NEC
  • Soundhound
  • Soundmouse
  • Soundtrack Your Brand
  • Trebel Music
  • Triller
  • Weltbild Radio
Kanjian Music
 

  • Celcom
  • China Unicom (Wo Music)
  • DiGi
  • FETnet
  • Friday Music (Omusic)
  • Kanjian Music
  • MOOV
  • Qianqian Music
  • Taiwan Mobile
  • U-Mobile
  • VUE
  • Wasu TV
  • Xiaomi Music
  • Xiumi
  • Xiutang
  • Yiqixiu
 
 
Kuack Media Group
 

Telcos:

  • Movistar Music
  • Virgin Mobile (Lola Music)
  • Bitel Musica
  • Viva Bolivia
  • Kolbi
  • Altice
  • Digicel (D’ Music)

Medianet


  • Broadtime
  • BYO Network
  • Coda
  • CX Music (UFC Ultimate Sound)
  • Dakia Digital
  • GTL (On-demand Streaming)
  • Hyuna / JoMedia
  • Imagesound
  • Keefe-ATG
  • playlist.com
  • TFC International Ltd
  • Turnkey
  • Vybn
 
United Media Agency
 

 

Tencent


 
  • Kuguo
  • Kuwo
  • QQ Music
  • WeSing

 

Lyric Distribution 


  • LyricsFind

Every platform and store works on a different delivery schedule. Content can be available at different times depending on the platform. When uploading content, please allow at least 3-4 weeks in advance to ensure your content will be available on as many platforms as possible.

Yes, and it’s easy! just bring The UPC & The ISRC from each releases from your other distributor.

All you have to do is upload your music through DPM Network wait a few days for the stores to match it to the existing versions, and then ask your current distributor to take the old version down is like the Simple!

Yes, your release will automatically be assigned an ISRC & UPC code free of charge  once we approved the release or if you have your Own Code you can added on the upload form of your release.

Yes, this is one of the fields you are asked to complete when adding a release to your account. If you select a release date in the future, your music will appear in stores on the date you specified.

You will need your audio in WAV format only , as well as artwork to the specifications of 3000 x 3000 pixels, JPG or PNG format.

Yes, you can select which or how many stores your sent to. We can release your music to hundreds of major online music stores, including but not limited to Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Deezer, Tidal, Pandora, iHeatRadio and many more.

Yes, Is very simple to create  pre-orders on DPM Network. You can select the option of Pre-Order that way fans can order immediately once they accept the release.

we provide Pre-order on the following stores:

  • Itunes
  • Beatport.

Content ID is an automated system that helps copyright owners identify and manage their content on YouTube. The Content ID database contains over 50 million active reference files, and YouTube has actually paid out $2 billion to rightsholders via monetized claims since Content ID first launched 10 years ago.

How does the Content ID system work?

DPM Network Music Distribution in Partnership with Lick’d sends your music to YouTube to be enrolled in their content id tracking system, and a digital fingerprint is created. The database is then scanned to determine if the audio and video fingerprint is used in any uploaded videos. When the system finds a match, the video using the content gets a Content ID claim, and monetization (ads) will be turned-on for that video. YouTube charges advertisers on a per-click or per-display basis and shares the revenue with you, allowing you to earn money whenever your music is used on YouTube. The money collected from that then gets forwarded to us and will appear in your royalty statements.

Yes, you can upload compilation albums or ‘Various Artists’ Releases

via DPM Network Music Distribution

How the Monetization on Soundcloud Work, are song that you upload to Soundcloud which have ads placed on them by the Soundcloud Ads platform. When you select SoundCloud on the delivery  for monetization, you are explicitly telling Soundcloud that you want them to place ads on the content and collect revenue. The revenue comes from subscribers who pay for the premium streaming offering from Soundcloud called Soundcloud Go as well as the ad-revenue collected from the ad-placements.

We pay all of our Artists/Labels by PayPal or By Direct deposit 

W9 (USA)

What is a W-9

Form W-9 (officially, the “Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification”)[1] is used in the United States income tax system by a third party who must file an information return with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).[2] It requests the name, address, and taxpayer identification information of a taxpayer (in the form of a Social Security Number or Employer Identification Number).

W-8BEN -(International)

What is a W-8BEN

The Form W-8BEN, Certificate of Foreign Status of Beneficial Owner for United States Tax Withholding, is used by foreign persons (including corporations) to certify their non-U.S. status. The form establishes that one is a non-resident alien or foreign corporation, to avoid or reduce tax withholding from U.S. source income, such as rents from U.S. property, interest on U.S. bank deposits or dividends paid by U.S. corporations. The form is not used for U.S. wages and salaries earned by non-resident aliens (in which case Form W-4 is used), or for U.S. freelance (dependent personal services) income (in which case Form 8233 is used). The form requires the foreign person to provide a U.S. Taxpayer Identification Number unless the U.S. income is dividends or interest from actively traded or similar investments. Other W-forms handle other international issues. The IRS released a new version of W-8BEN in February 2014 that required corporations to sign a W-8BEN-E form instead. 

DPM Network Music Distribution is required by United States tax laws to collect certain tax-related information. You may have to pay taxes on your earnings. It is your responsibility to understand and comply with any and all applicable tax laws. For specific information regarding U.S. tax requirements, please visit the IRS website or consult with a tax professional.

You may be subject to US tax withholdings if you are not a US resident, and may be exempt if:

DPM Network Music Publishing is a Publishing Administrator that allows to songwriter, Music Publisher to collect royalties in multiple territories such as Performance Royalties, Mechanical Royalties, Micro Sync Royalties and more. 

This means that we register yo songs on behalf of our songwriters/publishers with  Performance Rights Organizations (PRO’s), mechanical collection societies, and digital services worldwide in order to collect their publishing royalties

A publishing administrator manages the music publisher’s copyright(s) and accounts for the income the copyright(s) earn. The administrator ensures the musical works are properly registered and collecting royalties wherever the works are being performed or sold, often by working with a Performance Rights Organization (PRO) 

However, an administrator operates separately than a PRO. PROs exclusively collect performance royalties, while administrators collect additional revenue sources such as digital audio mechanical royalties, which currently generate a large portion of publishing income.  

Publishing administration can be carried out by a third-party administrator or publisher, or by a self-administered songwriter, lyricist or composer themselves. If the administrator is a third-party, they do not have any ownership of the copyrighted musical work, but they earn a small commission on the revenue collected from them.  

To join DPM Network Music Publishing the first step is fill the application.

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Once you are accepted you will paid $100.00 once time fee and then a 15% of at he royalties that we collect on your behalf. You as songwriter or music Publisher  will be receiving the 85% of the Net.

It is used to let Society know who has the right to handle your publishing.

When you first apply to DPM Network Music Publishing and we accept you as songwriter or Music Publisher with DPM Network Music Publishing , we ask you if you are already affiliated with aPerforming Rights Organization (PRO). The reason we do this is because if you are already affiliated, we need to generate and send out an Letter of Direction (LOD) on your behalf.

In order for us to collect the royalties your songs are generating, we need to first inform your PRO and other collection societies around the world that you are giving us the right to manage your publishing. That is exactly what the LOD does – it grants us, DPM Network Music Publishing , the administrative rights for yourself and your publishing entity (if you have one) the ability to collect on your behalf. An LOD does not grant us ownership of your work. Once a collection society has received your LOD we then can begin the registration process for your songs in that territory. 

Below is an example of what an LOD could look like –

Your PRO showing us as your publisher and controlling all of your publishing share (rather than just 15%) is completely normal and expected.

When you apply to DPM Network Music Publishing  you are giving us the right to handle your publishing on your behalf. This means that Performing Rights Organizations (PROs) and any other societies we work with begin to pay us your publishing royalties directly, directly, which we then allocate back to you through your DPM Network Music Publishing account minus our 15% commission fee.

Your PRO showing us as your publisher and controlling all, or 100%, of your publishing share (rather than just 15%) is completely normal and expected as it simply means that your PRO recognizes that, right now, DPM Network Music Publishing is handling your publishing royalties. This does not mean we have taken ownership of your publishing whatsoever, any money we get from your PRO or any other society on behalf of your publishing shares will get paid back to you via your DPM Network Music Publishing account, minus our 15% commission. In addition, if our agreement with you is ever terminated, 100% of your publishing rights will revert back to you, which means that DPM Network Music Publishing will be completely removed from all registrations at your PRO.

Unfortunately, there is no way for us to register your works without DPM Network Music Publishing being listed as your current publisher. This is because PROs and other parties need to know who currently handles the administration for that work. Again, this does not mean we have taken ownership of your publishing whatsoever, it just means as of right now your publishing royalties should be paid to DPM Network Music Publishing on your behalf.

A mechanical license grants the rights to reproduce and distribute musical works embodied in sound recordings via CDs, records, tapes, ringtones, permanent digital downloads, interactive streams and other digital configurations, including locker-based music services and bundled music offerings. If you want to record and distribute a musical work that you don’t own or control, or if your business requires the distribution of a musical work that was written by others, you need to obtain a mechanical license.

A writer is the author of all or part of a musical work, including a composer or lyricist. Also referred to as “songwriter.” Generally, the term “composer” is used for classical or instrumental musical works, while “songwriter” is used in all other genres.  

Writers are separate from artists – writers may also be recording artist but do not have to be both. 

A recording artist performs a musical work that is recorded with the intent of releasing to the public. A recording artist may be one person, a group or band, or even a full symphony.   

 

A recording artist may also be a writer but does not have to be – recording artists often record musical works that they did not write.  

A musical work consists of the musical notes, melody and lyrics (if any) in a musical composition or song. It may be embodied in a sound recording, but they are separate.   

 A musical work is often referred to as a work, song or composition. 

 A recording artist may also be a writer but does not have to be – recording artists often record musical works that they did not write.  

PRO stands for “Performing Rights Organization.” A PRO ensures that songwriters and publishers get paid for the use of their works by collecting exclusively public performance royalties on behalf of the rights owner. PROs do not collect digital audio mechanical royalties or synchronization royalties 

The PROs in the U.S. are for example  ASCAP, BMI, GMR, SESAC and Acemla. 

Yes. The PROs (Performance Rights Organisation) are responsible for collecting the public performance royalties.

IPI (Interested Parties Information) is a unique international identifier code for authors, composers and publishers. It contains information such as the full name, date of birth and all artistic pseudonyms used in one place

Work and Composition are the same. Any musical composition that has lyrics and melody, or just melody, can be considered a work. A work or composition can be performed in several ways. For example, we can find the same work recorded by different artists and in different versions (acoustic, live, studio).

The master and sound recording are also similar terms and represent the performance registry of the lyrics and melodies, or just the melody, of a work in a physical media. It is the recording of the work; is the music we hear from the CD, on the radio and streaming service