Philip Kaplan’s startup, the DistroKid, has had its first major success story. The hip hop group Jack & Jack have hit No. 12 on the Billboard Top 200, a first for an indie group. I asked Kaplan about how to make a band successful in the Internet age and what it means for indie musicians. TechCrunch: So what happened exactly? What does this mean?
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Philip Kaplan, AKA “Pud”, AKA The Guy Who Made Being Online In The Late 1990s Bearable has just announced the official launch of DistroKid, a service for musicians to release unlimited tracks to various online music stores for a flat yearly fee. Folks wanting to try it out can upload any song for free without submitting a credit card. Read More
Fandalism’s Philip Kaplan Launches DistroKid, An Affordable Way To Upload Music To Stores Like iTunes
Earlier this year, Philip Kaplan expanded Fandalism, his social network for musicians, with a service called Fandalism Distro, which allows musicians to bring their songs and albums to iTunes and elsewhere. Today he’s spinning out the distribution service as a separate site, which he’s calling DistroKid. Read More