4 Ways To Handle Distribution Costs Of Your First Album

Releasing an album is an important step in the progression of your music career, but successfully funding the creation and distribution of your full length debut can be difficult. Here we look at four ways to successfully fund such an operation.


In this latest post from MusicThinkTank, contributor Brooke Chaplan shares for effective ways for artists to manage the costs of distributing their freshman album.

“Some distribution companies do away with upfront fees, but they do not actively sell the album. Although your product will be available to stores, you will be faced with marketing fees to get the album into rotation on the radio, onto streaming platforms, and more. If you want to get the promotion in place to stimulate sales, you should look for other avenues to handle distribution costs.”

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