Tidal is investing in direct artist payments, a step toward fair streaming payouts

Tidal and DistroKid, a popular independent music distributor, teamed up last week to introduce a direct artist payments system. This partnership foreshadows a larger pivot from Tidal toward experiment

Spotify shuts down its music upload beta program for artists

Spotify is shutting down a program that allowed indie artists to upload their own music to the streaming service, the company announced today. The new upload tool was first introduced in beta testing

Spotify takes a stake in DistroKid, will support cross-platform music uploads in Spotify for Artists

Spotify has taken a minority stake in music distribution service, DistroKid, a popular tool used by artists for uploading their music across platforms. The company didn’t confirm the size of its

The DistroKid Music Distribution Service Has Launched An Indie Artist To The Top Of The Charts

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 Kap

Philip Kaplan Officially Launches DistroKid, A Cheap, Efficient Way To Distribute Lots Of Music

Philip Kaplan, AKA "Pud", AKA <a target="_blank" href="http://fuckedcompany.com/">The Guy Who Made Being Online In The Late 1990s Bearable</a> has just announced the official launch of <a target="_bla

Fandalism’s Philip Kaplan Launches DistroKid, An Affordable Way To Upload Music To Stores Like iTunes

Earlier this year, Philip Kaplan expanded <a target="_blank" href="http://www.fandalism.com">Fandalism</a>, his social network for musicians, <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2013/01/20/fandalism-