Frequently asked questions
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What is MusicAlligator and how does it work?
What is MusicAlligator?
MusicAlligator is a music aggregator, a service that helps artists to release their music, share it with listeners all over the world, and earn and develop their music careers. With our help, you can make your Single, EP or Album appear on the largest streaming platforms and be heard by people all over the world. That is, users of Spotify, iTunes and Apple Music, Deezer, Amazon, TikTok, YouTube Music, Beatport, and other DSPs will be able to find and listen to your music.
What is a music aggregator?
This is a company that works with streaming platforms, delivering them releases in a special format. In other words, an aggregator allows artists to place music on multiple platforms at once, taking on the function of distributing your music online. In essence, posting releases on MusicAlligator is advertising your music, which helps you earn money.
How do I benefit from working with MusicAlligator?
What does partnership with MusicAlligator give me?
When you take your music from creation to release with our service, you get an opportunity to make a name for yourself and expand your listening audience, as well as earn money: streaming platforms pay authors and artists for listening to their tracks. By publishing music officially, you also secure the rights to your music and prevent it from being used illegally.
Why should I upload my music here?
This way more people can hear it, including people who like and are looking for music in your style. Using our aggregator is an opportunity to deliver your music to dozens of streaming platforms at once, including the biggest ones, like Apple Music, Spotify, YouTube Music, TikTok, Amazon, Beatport, Deezer, and other DSPs. Collaboration with MusicAlligator will help your project and music become more famous, and you will be able to earn money.
Where will I be heard?
The main platforms that MusicAlligator works with: 7Digital, Akazoo, Amazon, Amazon Video, Ami Entertainment, Anghami, Apple Music, Apple Video, AudibleMagic, AudioMack, AWA, Beatport, Beatsource, Bleep, Bmat, Boomplay, Bugs!, ClicknClear, Deezer, Digital Stores, Dreamus Company (FLO), Facebook / Instagram, fizy, Genie Music, Highresaudio, Hungama, iHeartRadio, iMusica, iTunes Music Store, Jaxsta, JioSaavn, Joox, Juno Download, Kakao / MelOn, KKBOX, Kuack Media, Lickd, LINE Music, LyricFind, MePlaylist, Microsoft (Xbox, Zune), Mixcloud, MixUpload, MonkingMe, MoodAgent, Music in ‘Ayoba’, Music Worx, MUSICAROMA, MusixMatch, Napster, Naver Music, NetEase Cloud Music, NetEase Video, Nightlife Music, Nuuday A/S, Pacemaker, Pandora, Peloton, Pretzel, Phononet, Qobuz, QQ Music, RBT, Resso, Roxi Music Videos, Shazam, Sirius XM, Simfy Africa, Singberry, Slacker, Smule, SoundCloud, SoundExchange, Spotify, Stellar Entertainment, Tencent, Tesla Music, TIDAL, TIDAL Video, TikTok, TIM Musiс, TouchTunes / PlayNetwork, Traxsource.com, Trebel Music, Triller, Ultimate China, Xiami, Xite, Yandex.Music, YouTube Music, YouTube (Copyright), YouTube (Sound Recording), Zvuk. That's not the whole list - in total, we deliver music to over 80 streaming services.
Is it all free?
Yep. You don't have to pay anything to upload your releases to MusicAlligator and get them to the streaming platforms. Our part is a percentage of the royalties you get when people listen to your music on the platforms - up to 20%.
So, I can make money? How much? When and how will I get it?
Each streaming platform has its rates and its own rules. The rates are not fixed: streaming services can change them depending on various factors. Another important point: listening to different services is calculated differently. For example, on some platforms you need to listen to the track from beginning to end, other DSPs have a regular counter: it is enough to start a song for the system to count full-fledged streaming. In Apple Music, Spotify, and other platforms, the track must be listened to for 30 seconds from any location. So it's impossible to predict exactly how much you'll earn. But the advantage of putting your music on MusicAlligator is that our aggregator works with eight dozen streaming platforms at once: you'll get money for listening from everyone who pays for it. And if you activate a package that includes promotion, we will additionally promote your music. More people will listen to your music, and you will get more money. Payments are made quarterly. You can withdraw money to your card, e-wallet, or bank account.
How can I promote my music additionally?
If you want us to help you promote your music, your social networks, online and offline advertising, you can choose the appropriate promotion package. We'll help you find the right promotion plan so that as many potential fans as possible can hear your music.
Music rights, working with other labels and aggregators
Do I keep the rights to the music?
Yes, all copyrights for music, lyrics, covers and so on stay with the rights holder.
And if I'm released on another label?
Our music aggregator works with independent artists as well as labels and distributors. If a label owns the rights to your catalog, you can recommend them to work with MusicAlligator as an aggregator. If you own the rights to your catalog, you can work with us directly.
There are also other services that can be used to put music on streaming platforms. Why should I work specifically with MusicAlligator?
We deliver music to all major streaming platforms. We work officially with all of the platforms and guarantee royalty payments. In addition, our service has a user-friendly, simple, and intuitive interface with high-quality support. You can upload music through MusicAlligator for free. We charge only a fixed percentage of quarterly installments without any hidden fees and commissions, conversions, and delays. MusicAlligator tries to provide the most favorable conditions for artists. MusicAlligator's transparent reports will help you quickly and clearly see where and how much you have earned. And fast moderation will give you the opportunity to share your music almost instantly without wasting extra time waiting.
Can I publish my track on multiple aggregators at once?
Most of the time, music aggregators who distribute your release on streaming platforms work under the terms of an exclusive publishing license. In other words, if you've given an aggregator the right to publish a version of your release, other aggregators are unlikely to take on the task of loading that same version to streaming platforms. This is done to avoid confusion and to prevent multiple releases from the same artist or team from appearing on the platforms. But if you give out a different version of your release (Remix, Live, Extended mix, Radio version, and so on), then you can release it on another aggregator - it will essentially be a different release.