Spotify Announces Partnership With DistroKid

Last month, Spotify announced a new beta feature, Spotify for Artists, which allows independent artists to upload their music directly to the platform for free. Many people were thrilled by the announcement while others scoffed, “Yeah, but that’s just Spotify. What about other platforms?” Well, Spotify has just responded to those detractors with a new press release: they are partnering with DistroKid to allow artists to distribute their music to other platforms.

From the press release:

For the past five years, DistroKid has served as a go-to service for hundreds of thousands independent artists, helping them deliver their tracks to digital music services around the world, and reaching fans however they choose to consume music. The service has been a trusted and reliable partner to Spotify, which is why they’re a natural choice to enhance the experience for artists using our beta upload feature. As part of this partnership, Spotify has made a passive minority investment in DistroKid.

We’re excited to roll out this new technical integration in the near future, and hope to share more information soon.

Love it or hate it, Spotify has become the second-largest music streaming service, just barely behind Apple Music. This will undoubtedly change the future of the music industry, and by extension, the VGM community as well. Of course, one person saw this coming before anyone else…