So… Here’s the deal. I’ve been thinking about posting my music to Spotify and few other streaming services as well as to start making more video on my Youtube channel in hope to get people to listen top my music, distribute some “royalty free” music as well as maybe secure some deals and get some money of my music being use in someone else channel but the longer I read about everything, the worse it gets.
Firstly, Distrokid vs Cdbaby, I know there are a lot of posts comparing them (and there is always founder of DistroKid braging how great his service is) but the fact is I don’t think it’s cheaper than CDbaby due to the fact that I pay 49$ per album on CDbaby and it remains on spotify, tidal, etc forever and I get access to Content ID so I can monetize from my music being used right? Whereas on DistroKid I would have to pay 19$ per year and again 15$ again eevery year for each album I release (and also maybe pay for the leave a legacy option to not have it deleted in case I forget to pay so they don’t delete it)?
Second question: is there any way to get access to content ID cheaper (so using distrokid for distribution and get content ID from different service/publisher) or maybe there are different alternatives? I heard that ONErpm, Audiam, exploration.io and elievemusic.com offer it but I’m not sure if they offer what I want.
And third question is: can I still copyright strike or fill a complaint as if I had ContentID flag a video and get a share of their revenue from monetization (or 100% if they are basically stealing and claiming it’s theirs) if someone uses my music in their video, or are just stealing the whole video?
I know I can ask them to remove the video or flag it so youtube can delete it (I hope) but can I monetize this video for myself especially If I lost the youtube parter thing (not enough subscribers and views so I no longer can monetize my own videos). Because form what I understand when I have Content ID from let’s say CD Baby it’s their job to monetize the video and if it already is make it so they (and therefore me) receive money but do I have any control over how it’s handled? Because if it’s just a small channel without monetization then why would I block it, I could monetize but that really depends on how they use it, I want to have a choice, I would certainly however want to either block, mute or get a share if it was used in a popular video.
Or maybe there are different services that offer detection in form of content ID or something similar that allow to collect money from ads on youtube or royalties from your music being used (I would also want to be able to make music for commercial use in ads, etc so company that could handle it would be usefull).
I’m currently reading few topics here such as this one:
and they mention something abdout AdRev, BMI, PRO, PRO info, IPI/CAE and frankly I have no idea what it means (also this topic is huge which certainly doesn’t help much).
Basically I want to be able to:
a) manage rights to my songs, upload some as my personal projects albums to all streaming platforms and sell them (also on bandcamp and with content id protection against use in videos on youtube)
c) and upload music that I want to be used comercially (and collect royalties from it).
I hope someone can help me, again I know there are tons of topics but it’s still very hard to find info, also if it helps I don’t have a huge following fanbase, nor a lot of music, I’m just starting out but I want the best options I can afford to secure my music and earn just enough to pay for the services itself… Also sorry for any mistakes and typos, english is not my native language.