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image from profile.ak.fbcdn.netMost digital distributors from Tunecore to The Orchard and CDBaby to IODA  deliver independent music to Spotify.  But I had not seen an alternative for artists that want to avoid all distribution fees or perhaps choose to offer a track only on Spotify. Founded almost a year ago, Spotmeup provides the answer with a simple and free Spotify uploader. DETAILS:

There is no charge to upload a song or album to Spotify using Spotmeup.  But to be sure you get paid for any streams that result, artists have to be a member of the appropriate rights organization.  According the Spotmeup FAQ:

"Spotify has deals with necessary rights holders in all of its launch countries. Together with them, Spotify has agreed upon a royalty based on how many times your music is played. Each stream earns you a share of Spotify's advertising revenue. The actual amount varies and depends on the ratio of advertising revenue and your percentage of the total number of streams at Spotify in a given month."

"It´s important that you have a membership at an organization in your country, for example ASCAP of USA, STIM from Sweden, etc in order to receive money from them. The organizations act as agents for their members to collect license fees whenever their musical works are performed in public, broadcast or transmitted, and to pay out performance royalties."

There is a $10 Spotmeup fee if you want your music removed from Spotify.