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Distribution and Promotions

Project distribution and promotions are key parts of your game plan. Get familiar with the various distribution and promotional services available to recording artists and music creators. Whether you’re looking to go a more commercial route and in need of a service like DMDS, or taking a more independent route through the various companies at your disposal.

We’ll do our best to provide the most complete and up to date listing of distribution and promotions services below. If you’re interested in listing your service or organization, please contact HipHopCanada Sales.

We view DMDS as the gold standard for secure digital distribution. We use it exclusively and have virtually eliminated the need for CD’s to deliver music to our partners at radio.” – Steve Kane, President and CEO, Warner Music Canada

Distribution is the way that recorded music gets into the hands of consumers. Traditionally, distribution companies sign deals with record labels which give them the right to sell that label’s products. The distributor takes a cut of income from each unit sold and then pays the label the remaining balance. Most distributors expect record labels to provide them with finished, ready-to-market products, but sometimes distributors offer manufacturing and distribution (M&D) deals.” – The Balance

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Distribution and Promotions - DMDS (Digital Media Distribution System)

DMDS (Digital Media Distribution System)

DMDS specializes in the distribution of music and music video to promotional outlets like radio stations, TV networks, Media/Press outlets, etc. These are the people and places that expose your music to the masses, which drives sales and royalties and builds your fan base. The music distribution companies mentioned above provide online music distribution for retail sale on various online music stores like iTunes and streaming services like Spotify. The best way to get pricing is to contact DMDS at 1-855-534-0607 (Toll free in North America), 416-534-0607 (Intl.) / [email protected]. A DMDS rep will be happy to help you figure out how DMDS can best and most cost-effectively be utilized for your project(s).



Canadian Music Associations - Music Canada

Music Canada

Music Canada is a non-profit trade organization founded in 1964 that promotes the interests of its members as well as their partners, the artists. Members include Sony Music Canada, Universal Music Canada and Warner Music Canada. Music Canada also works closely with recording studios, live music venues, concert promoters and managers in the promotion and development of the music cluster.

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TuneCore Music Distribution

In a flash, TuneCore Music Distribution can put your music on the most popular music stores so your fans can listen to you all over the world. They get to hear your songs on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon Music, Google Play…. Upload your music today, and before you know, you’ll be heard around the world. There’s a fee to use your service but you keep 100% of the revenue from music sales.

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Distribution and Promotions - URBNET


URBNET provides artist/label services such as international digital and physical distribution, manufacturing, radio, TV and press promotions, advertising, management, recording and music licensing services.

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