Frequently Asked Questions

Basic FAQ

Digital DIYstribution is an easy way to manage the delivery of your content to retail partners. First, you will upload the media files for a release to either a cloud storage service (Google Drive, Amazon S3, Box, Azure, etc…) or to an FTP/SFTP server. Then, you'll enter the metadata for the release into a pre-formatted Google Spreadsheet (provided by Digital DIYstribution). When you're ready to deliver this content, you can signal the Digital DIYstribution service. To use Digital DIYstribution's service, you'll need to share access to your media file storage account and your metadata spreadsheet. This allows us to connect and retrieve the data needed to perform the digital distribution functions. All you need to do is make sure your release’s metadata has been entered accurately into the metadata spreadsheet, and that your media files are uploaded to the storage location. Digital DIYstribution will handle the rest. We currently work with a wide range of content suppliers to successfully deliver content to digital music retailers globally.
The Digital DIYstribution content delivery technology and services are unique in the marketplace and provide the following benefits:
  • Google spreadsheet and media file storage service accounts are owned and controlled by the Content Supplier
  • Content Suppliers retain control of their media files and metadata
  • Content Suppliers maintain their own data quality
  • Content Suppliers control their own content delivery schedules
  • Content Suppliers maintain a direct relationship with their retail partners
Digital DIYstribution handles the technical aspects of delivery, while the management of your content remains in your hands. You are responsible for managing your data, and you control when your deliveries are sent. This aspect of our business allows for you to maintain control of your content, and for us to keep our prices low.
We support delivery to a wide range of music services, including, but not limited to, the following: 7Digital (Sountrack Your Brand, ROXI, WEYV)
  • Amazon Music
  • AMI
  • Audible Magic
  • Audio Salad
  • AWA
  • Boomplay
  • Bytedance (TikTok, Resso)
  • Deezer
  • Facebook
  • Gracenote
  • iHeart Radio
  • iMusica
  • Jaxsta
  • Media Net
  • Mixcloud
  • Napster
  • NetEase
  • Pandora
  • Saavn
  • Slacker
  • SoundCloud
  • Spotify
  • Tencent (QQ Music)
  • United Media Agency
  • YouTube

Technical Info

The majority of music services only accept flac files; therefore, we will only deliver flac files to our retail partners
No, we do not support the use of trigger files in our delivery system

Integration FAQ

Most of our clients use images that are 300 dpi, JPEG files, and between 1400x1400 - 3000x3000 in dimension.
Licenses for many of the music services to which we deliver can be obtained through Merlin. Additionally, our company is licensed through Merlin to provide content to a number of DSPs. If you are interested in using our license for your content, please reach out for more information.