We are the US representative of Believe Digital,
Europe's largest and leading digital distributor. Believe currently distributes over 1 million tracks from 15,000 labels and our catalogue continues to grow. Our system regularly delivers content to 300+
digital music services and our team has the ability to integrate at least ten new services each month (in addition to the maintenance work necessary with existing services).
Every label we handle gets a dedicated and professional member of the A&R team to assist with all distribution and marketing efforts.
We are always on the lookout for labels with high quality music in any genre and also have a good release frequency or back catalog. To start benefitting from Believes services, please apply here.
Yes, we get your music to Spotify, Beatport and even get you paid for YouTube streams! We also have our own Believe Backstage iPhone App through which you can check many of your analytics while touring!!!!
The Believe backstage area is a user friendly interface which allows you to quickly and easily upload your releases. Within 48 hours our system will deliver your product to all stores which sell your genre. It will take a little longer however until all stores put your release live; Depending on your product, season and PR efforts you should upload the release 3 - 8 weeks before the release date. Your release will appear on iTunes, Amazon, Fnac, Musicload, Deezer, Shazam and depending on your genre in dance stores like Beatport, Traxsource, Masterbeat, DJ Tunes, Trackitdown, Juno...
Believe is not just a website where you upload your songs and are left on your own. You will get your own dedicated A&R Professional, whom you can call, e-mail, Skype or AIM with to discuss all your distribution and marketing questions.
Honesty, Transparency and Efficiency
Our system will give you the up to date detailed info you need to assist with your marketing campaign.
A quick overview of which stores your release already got sent to
or a detailed report of what date and time your delivery went out.
Believes greatest new feature is real time sales reporting which allows you to evaluate the success of your product and identify trends when it matters.
Keep track on where your music is selling and how your customers are purchasing your product.
You can even look up when each store sends us their statement
and you will of course receive a detailed royalty report accounting for every single track sold. Here’s the best part: You get automatically paid every quarter. No need to send an invoice!
Our system can be used as your release scrap book where all the different elements of your product can be uploaded separately. Just input any release that you start working on and keep adding elements whenever you receive them. Just got the cover for the compilation? Upload it. Got the remix for the EP? Upload it? Got the contract with the correct writer/composer credits? Input them. Then, once all the pieces of the puzzle are in place, click on validate.
The Believe Player:
Your believe player can be customized for each release individually and then our system automatically creates code for MySpace, Facebook regular websites. The player automatically recognizes from which country it is being seen and displays the most important stores in that country first. You can also set which player should autoplay or even which song should play first.
You will receive detailed stats about how each of your players performs. This will enable you to concentrate your efforts on your most profitable areas or highlight areas which need some more effort in order to drive plays and sales.
- we already represent roughly fifteen thousand labels, feel free to contact any of them for references
- If you are an artist, looking for a label, we can hook you up with one of the labels we are handling
Our marketing team gets an average of 80 features
Some Beatport chart highlights: (congratulations to Eklektisch and Pleasurekraft to their Beatport Number 1 Hit!!)
Brand new feature: our Believe Backstage iPhone App (search iTunes for Believe Backstage, download for free)
You can access all your essential financial and promotion reports directly from your iPhone.
Your releases will now also be delivered to YouTube, YouTube analyzes your audio, and you will get paid for every stream of every YouTube clip which uses your music. This obviously includes your own music videos. YouTube will also set links to iTunes, Emusic and Amazon so people can buy your song right away, with just a quick click to the store.
Yes of course, we are partners with Spotify since many years. All your releases will automatically be send there.
Frequently asked questions:
I’d like to join Believe Digital, which material should I send?
We will need your name, address, phone number, label name, label philosophy, list of artists appearing on your label, release frequency and a link where we can listen to your music, for example on Soundcloud.
How shall we prepare our materials?
You will need the songs as 16 bit WAVs in 44.1 khz (regular CD quality) and the covers in 1440 * 1440 pixels RGB jpgs.
Can you get our label to Beatport?
If you have impressed us and we decided to take you on for distribution, Beatport usually follows our example.
Will all our songs appear at Traxsource?
Traxsource only accepts a limited amount of releases each week, mainly soulful, vocal house. If your song matches that genre, we will deliver it to them and chances are very good that they will accept it. But they will not necessarly take your whole catalog. Update, as of January 1st, 2011 Traxsource now also requires an application and will only take selected labels. If you are producing the right genre, we will obviously try out best to get your label there.
What can I do if my label is not accepted by Believe?
Believe invests a lot of time and resources into every label we take on. If it seems very unlikely that we can recoup our investment with the sales commission we are charging in most cases we cannot accept the label. Luckily we are offering another option. Pay as you go. You pay for the resources it takes to distribute your release, $20 per single, or $30 per album plus an annual fee of $10 per single or $20 per album (you will not get charged if your release does not generate this much). You get access to the same system as with Believe. This service cannot get your label on Beatport though. Here is the link: Zimbalam
If you have any questions about the Believe service or require more details please e-mail, us.