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What does GMS offer?


 

We Allow musicians, artists, bands, producers and independent labels without a Record deal to sell their music on Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google, Facebook 

Just upload your music and We will distribute your music. And  within a few days it’s on all the top music services across the world Fast and reliable in over 100 countries. You keep all rights, and you can cancel at any time. And you receive 80% of the sales revenue. Selling music has never been so easy

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Why should I use GMS?


 

    • Worldwide music distribution 
    • We put your music in front of our 120,000 social media subscribers
    • Your music is available on all music services within a few days
    • free access to 40 important music industry contacts.
    • You keep all rights and you can cancel at any time
    • You get daily sales data updated and statistics
    • You can use our promo tools free of charge
    • All required codes are incl. (ISRCs & UPC)
    • 100% online and transparent – no hidden costs

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Can I enter my own label name?


 

Yes, you can enter your own label name during the upload. 

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Will my album be available for preorder?


 

You can set a certain release date for your album during the upload. If this date is at least 1-2 weeks in the future, your album will most likely be available as preorder on some music download services iTunes, Amazon, Google.

Preorders will be available as download on the release date and are reported as sales afterwards. to get on the iTunes charts, you’ll need as many preorders as possible

We advise you upload your album 4 weeks before the release date to avoid disappointment.

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What is an ISRC code?


 

International Standard Recording Code
This is a unique code belonging to a sound recording.
Whenever a song is remixed or altered in another way this would call for giving the sound recording a new ISRC.

A lot of distributors charge their customers for the use of these codes GMS don’t do that
If you don’t  have ISRC’s  we will generate one for you free of charge.

How do I receive payments?

We pay by bank transfer.
For your payments, you need to provide us with your banking details, that are necessary for international transfers.

Bank Account Holder:
IBAN number:  BIC/SWIFT: 
Bank Account Number:
Sortcode/ABA/BLZ:

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When will I get paid?


 

We pay all labels at the end of the month so your March sales you will get in May

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How quickly will I see my release on stores?


 

We deliver releases fast. sometimes releases can be delivered to stores within 24-48 hours of us receiving them.

Once received and we have checked that all is correct with your release package  ,  begin delivery to our distribution network starts. Some stores will have your music online the next day and some within a week, others slightly longer. We have no control over how soon stores will make these releases live on their platforms. Each store has its own ingestion methods and some even use manual ingestion.

If you have a release that needs to go out on a certain day, it is always best to plan ahead of time and deliver your releases to us 6 weeks in advance.

 

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How do I get on the front page of apple iTunes or other digital stores?


 

Most artists would like to get on the front page of Apple iTunes and other stores.GMS Music can help you with this but it will take work on your part too.  Releasing  music does not automatically give you promotion on digital stores 

If you want your music promoted on digital music stores, you need to show the stores what you are doing to promote your music 

If you do have a promotions campaign or would like us to assist in any other forms of marketing for you, let us know and we can discuss further how to help promote your release.

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Do you offer any promotional services?


 

Yes, we offer playlisting and marketing campaigns, but we deal with this on a case by case basis 

 

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Do you offer a publishing service?


 

We have a separate  company called GMS Publishing. 

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When will my music be available on Spotify?


 

Spotify requires that your music is delivered at least five 5 business days in advance

 

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How much does your digital music distribution service cost?


 

Its free to distribute your music, we also post on our social media platform with over 120,000 subscribers and you also get free access to 40 of our top Christian radio station contacts. You get all this free when you sign up with us