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kman / Andreas Thiele 1yr+3mo ago
I need some advice on distribution platforms. I was asked to give my IPI-/CAE-Number for distrubution. Unfortunately I don't have one. I don't like to become a member of the German GEMA (where I guess I'd get such number assigned to), because I myself would have to pay if I'd perform my music publicly. And of course there is an anual fee. Looks like Tunecore would create such number for me? LANDR.com offers a distribution service which costs less and I guess they'd also need an IPI? Does anybody know if Tunecore or LANDR create this number for me. Do you have a recommendation in this matter?


   

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EdsonCastro   commented 1yr+3mo ago


No, Landr will not create an IPI number for you, it will only distribute your songs and if they yield some money you will have to have an IPI number to receive (It's how they can identify the works and their authors).

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ShannonB   commented 1yr+3mo ago


SESAC maybe? I almost said SOCAN, but that's Canada.

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rafj   commented 1yr+3mo ago


Hi Andreas , it would be odd if you'd have to pay for performing your own music .... here ( Belgium - we have SABAM ) it works like this : the organizer of an event where music is played ( live or dj or whatever etc ) has to pay a certain amount to SABAM , he also has to file all the songs played during the event ( so if i'm performing i give a list with all the song i play ) and give the list to SABAM , (just like radio stations have to file their playlists) , if i register my songs with SABAM , everytime they are played live or on radio i get paid for that by SABAM ....so if i / or someone else - play my songs live , i get payed , when i play a Coldplay song , Coldplay will be payed ..... so GEMA will collect for you worldwide for your registered songs ....of course there's an anual fee , but maybe thats worth it to assure your legal rights - also you'll have all the info in your own language .... just some thoughts on this subject....haven't worked with LANDR or Tunecore....

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EdsonCastro   commented 1yr+3mo ago


In Brazil also works like this, here the entity that makes the collection is called ECAD, it makes the transfer to the associations and the one that you are associated will make the payment. ECAD and the associations do not charge musicians and producers to join, they charge a percentage of what is collected.

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Teathetrumpoet   commented 1yr+3mo ago


same thing in the UK PRS for music .....

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Magnusxsvanfeldt   commented 1yr+2mo ago


Hi Andreas. STIM in Sweden works as GEMA. They collect a fee from the organiser (you) when you play your own music and pays it to you. minus their cut. But since the ballgame is totally changed and many perform free they don't hazzle organizers that don't report to them. But I think you asked for distributors: I think you can use any without IPI number. I use CDBaby and I don't have one. They have sent me payments anyhow. What you should think of chosing a distributor is payment plan (up front, percentage, monthly fee), how fast the distribute and if they have decent user support when questetyions like IPI, cover royalties, psycical cd print etc comes up. I'm happy with CDBaby. Magnus

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C0der   commented 2mo+19dy ago


DistroKid?