Album Extras are optional perks you can opt into on any one of your uploads! They aren't required to get your music sent off to stores (with the exception of cover licenses, if you want to distribute covers) but help make your music more accessible to your fans!
On the upload form, you can opt in at the bottom of page, just before submitting your album!
For existing releases, you can opt in from your album page, just scroll down to the bottom of the page!
Some Album Extras are one time payments, while others are subscription based, just like our membership subscriptions.
Shazam & iPhone Siri: $0.99 per song/year
Make it easy for people to identify this single if they hear it playing on radio/tv, in stores, restaurants, parties, etc.
Store Maximizer: $7.95 per album/year
DistroKid will automatically deliver this single to new online stores and streaming services as we add them. Which is often. We'll give you notice before adding.
YouTube Content ID: $4.95 per single/year, $14.95 per album/year, + 20% of YouTube ad revenue
Get notified & paid if your music is ever used in any YouTube videos. We'll add this single to YouTube's Content ID database, and continually scan for matches. When your music is detected in any YouTube video, you'll be notified—and ad revenue will automatically go to you, instead of to the person who uploaded the video. Watch YouTube's video explaining Content ID.
Cover Song Licensing
$12 per cover song, per year. For more information about DistroKid cover licenses, please see the FAQ article here: https://distrokid.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360013648953
Leave a Legacy: $29.00 per single, $49.00 per album of 2+ tracks (nonrecurring fee)
The “Leave a Legacy” extra can be added to a release so that it won't be removed due to a lapsed membership payment (if your credit card is rejected, etc.).
On top of that, if you ever choose to cancel your subscription, any releases that have the Leave a Legacy extra added will remain in stores and streaming services, even if you cancel your account.
Adding this extra to a release does not replace your annual membership fee if you have an active subscription, and it is not a one-time payment for all of your releases: each release must have this extra included if you wish to cancel your subscription and keep your releases listed in stores and streaming services.
Tidal Master: $8.99 per single, $17.99 per album of 2+ tracks (nonrecurring fee)
Displays the "MASTER" badge on Tidal, and a special distinction on other supported services & devices including FiiO, Astell & Kern, iFi, AudioQuest, and many more.
Social Phone: $12.99 per month.
See here for more info: What is Social Phone?
Dolby Atmos: $26.99 per track
Designates the release as Dolby Atmos on supported devices & streaming services including Apple Music and Tidal.
Loudness Normalization: $2.99 per track one time fee (nonrecurring)
When you select this optional extra, DistroKid will automatically adjust the level and headroom of your audio to Spotify's recommended settings, -14dB integrated LUFS with -1dB true peak maximum. Your newly adjusted audio will be sent to all streaming services you've selected.
Note: Certain things such as audio files, track listing, genre, language, Album Extras, and ISRCs cannot be changed via metadata update. In order to change these things, you will need to delete and re-upload your release. Here's how to delete your release(s) from stores: https://distrokid.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360013649193.
Once you have deleted your release, please visit the upload form to re-upload a corrected version.