Symphonic is a digital distributor that does things differently than pretty much every other distributor.
Symphonic has unique pricing. Artists pay a one-time registration fee of $25 then a fee to distribute their release. After their first release, artists only have to pay to distribute the release.
$25 One time Registration fee
- 1-5 tracks: $10.99
- 1-10 tracks: $19.99
- 1-15 tracks: $29.99
- 1-20 tracks: $39.99
- 24+: $50
An album of 10 tracks released with Symphonic would initially cost an artist $45. The second album of 10 tracks would cost the artist $19.99.Artists keep 100% of their royalties.
Artists keep 100% of their royalties.
When it comes to speed, Symphonic opts for honesty and logic instead. They ask that artists provide a 10-day window for iTunes and a 3-4 week window for streaming platforms.
Symphonic distributes to 73 stores, which is the most I’ve seen. Good news for you if you’re an EDM artists. Symphonic distributes to a ton of EDM focussed stores that no other distributor gets your music into.
The only drawback to Symphonic is their quarterly payments because, who wants to wait 3 months to get paid? In addition to paying quarterly, Symphonic imposes a $50 threshold, booo!
Extras is where Symphonic excels by doing Soundcloud monetization, video distribution, and offering a number of promotional services. Artists can submit for playlist consideration, synch licensing, and more.