TuneCore vs. DistroKid

You deserve to sell your music with the best in the industry. Get your music into more stores, reach more fans, and get the support you need.

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  1. GET STARTED FOR LESS: Your first single is just $9.99 with TuneCore. Keep all of the rights to your music and 100% of your revenue.
  2. REACH MORE FANS: TuneCore will get you in twice the number of stores than DistroKid. Reach new fans around the world.
  3. NO MIDDLE MAN: Unlike Distrokid, TuneCore works directly with digital stores and streaming platforms to ensure artists receive 100% of their earned revenue.
  4. ARTIST SERVICES & REPORTING: Promote your music with TuneCore and grow your career with exclusive services and better reporting.
  5. SUPPORT AT EVERY STEP: TuneCore's best-in-class customer care team has helped independent musicians for over 12 years.
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TuneCore Success Stories

"...It's helped me tremendously in my career because obviously now I have the lifestyle where I'm actually able to monetize off of what I love to do and what I'm passionate about. Literally, I make a living making music and it's the greatest thing in the world."

Devvon Terrell, TuneCore artist since 2014

"At the center of our crazy dreams for this band is just a want to connect with the folks listening to our music - to move people, whether they’re in the same room, or across the world. Tunecore has made that a possibility, and also a much simpler process."

Dakota Jones, TuneCore artist since 2016

"TuneCore has made [my success] possible just because I'm completely independent. I have no management, I have no agents or label telling me what to do or telling me where to go or what the next step is and giving me ideas...I love being independent."

M. Maggie, TuneCore artist since 2015

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TuneCore DistroKid

First Single*



YouTube Monetization

$10 one time fee

$4.95 every release

TuneCore Social


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Music Publishing Administration

$75 one-time fee

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*See pricing page for more details.


TuneCore vs. DistroKid: Who gets my music into more online stores?
TuneCore delivers your music to 150+ digital music stores and streaming platforms worldwide. On top of services like Spotify, Tencent, TikTok and Apple Music, TuneCore has partnered with key platforms globally to help independent artists increase their reach and build fanbases.

TuneCore vs. DistroKid: Who is providing more artist services?
TuneCore’s suite of Artist Services help artists build their careers, whether it’s getting reviews of new releases from real music fans, cover song licensing, professional mastering, or CD duplication. TuneCore’s Facebook Music (Instagram and Facebook monetization) service is free to opt-in to.

TuneCore vs. DistroKid: What is the pricing for collecting money on YouTube?
With TuneCore, $9.99 gets you unlimited song registration for YouTube Sound Recording revenue collection. DistroKid charges $4.95 per release.

TuneCore vs. DistroKid: Can I distribute as a record label or for multiple artists?
Unlike some competitors, TuneCore lets you distribute multiple artists under your account at no additional cost. DistroKid charges per-artist name.