How do I switch from another distributor to MusicMyBand?
Usually, you should request your current distributor to initiate a takedown before you switch to another aggregator. However, we’ve found a faster and better way to do that. Following you’ll find what you can do in order to transfer your catalog to your MusicMyBand account.
To proceed with a catalogue transfer from another distributor to MusicMyBand, we recommend you to follow these steps:
- “Create the releases” in the MusicMyBand platform by using the same metadata previously used. ISRC code is one of the most important metadata that has to be kept the same, together with the release title, artist names, audio master. This will help data synchronization between the previous release and the new one distributed by your platform (ie. not losing plays on Spotify). In regard to the UPC code, you can use the same as long as the release you are redistributing is exactly the same as before.
- Distribute the content.
- Wait until the content appears online on main channels. The same content will appear as duplicated (one from the former distributor and the other one just distributed by your platform) and you can confirm that synchronization has been completed (it can take up to a week).
- Once you can confirm the synchronization has been successfully done, you can request the takedown to the previous distributor.
To ensure there is no disruption in service, please make sure all replacement content is:
a) Exactly the same as the initial delivery in regards to track audio, ISRC, product type (single / album) and metadata to encourage track linking.
b) Delivered at least 5 business days in advance of the set live date.
Please take into account that synchronization depends on channels. Channels never assure releases synchronization even when all the previous metadata are maintained.
We suggest these procedures here as it has proven to be effective in most of the time.