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CULTIVATING WORLDWIDE ENTERTAINERS. COLLECTING WORLDWIDE EARNINGS.

Independent Artists and Record Label Owners distribute your music to your fans go-to  platforms Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, TikTok, Amazon, Youtube, and more!

 

Benefit from our comprehensive suite of services including distribution, marketing, and financing centralized in one location.

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RELEASE YOUR MUSIC. REACH A GLOBAL AUDIENCE. BE DISCOVERED

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200+

Artist Served

8254062

Total Number of Streams

504+

Projects Distributed

6

Years of Experience

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Why Others Joined CWE Distro

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Eric Bellinger

It was a pleasure working with CWE! always great with communication! Very quick with turnarounds on uploads! Incredible with the editorial playlist support! I'm looking forward to more releases with them in the future! It's Eazy!

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OG Boo Dirty

“I am able to pick up the phone and directly have a conversation with representatives. Gave me an opportunity to be myself while allowing me to be completely involved."

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Jai

“CWE took the time to personally meet with me. They cared about me as an artist! I love that and that ensures me that they are going to work just as hard as I am to make sure we all WIN!"

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • WHY CHOOSE CWE DISTRO?
    CWE DISTRO provides an easy to use transparent platform for independent artists and record labels to distribute their music unlimited and keep 100% of their royalties. We have built great relationships with the artists on the platform. Customer Service is our number one priority. A Client Services Representative can be reached within 24 hours or less.
  • DO YOU OFFER MARKETING?
    CWE DISTRO provides premium marketing services such as paid advertising, brand strategy, and more for select subscribers that qualify. CWE DISTRO understands that all of these services are important for your single and video content to grow. We also offer Apple Music video uploads. We work daily to build the best partnerships to provide premium services for our subscribers.
  • UPON TRANSFERRING FROM ONE DISTRIBUTION COMPANY TO CWE DISTRO, WHAT IS THE TRANSFER PROCESS FOR MY MUSIC CATALOG?
    When you are transferring releases you’ve previously distributed with another distributor to CWE DISTRO, we recommend that you request takedowns with your previous distributor after CWE DISTRO has delivered your music and videos successfully. The guidelines of streaming services and music stores don’t allow the release of the same music through multiple distribution services, as this causes conflicts regarding distribution rights.
  • HOW SOON WILL MY MUSIC GO LIVE ON STREAMING PLATFORMS?
    CWE DISTRO can deliver music to go live between 3 days to 3 weeks. We strongly encourage and recommend artists and record labels upload 6 to 8 weeks in advance to allow proper planning of your release rollout, the strategy, and build momentum. This in turn shows responsible release efforts to our DSP partners.
  • DO I GET PAID ROYALTIES EVERY MONTH?
    Yes, you will get paid royalties every month and will see them on your artist dashboard.
  • WHAT ASSETS DO I NEED TO RELEASE MY SINGLE, EP, OR ALBUM?
    You need artwork and audio files. The following formats are required: ◾️ Songs as WAV file in 16Bit / 24Bit and 44,1kHz (all audio files will be converted to 16Bit) ◾️ Cover as JPG file with at least 3000 x 3000 pixels
  • WHAT IS FTP?
    1. Checking the format and the necessary information Note that all Apple Videos must be HD and respect the iTunes Style Guide. The videos must also be encoded according to Apple's technical specifications: File Format : QuickTime (.mov files) Codec : Apple PRO RES 422 (HQ) Size : 1920x1080 pixels Video Bitrate : ~220 Mb/s Framerate : 24 or 25 fps Colorspace : YUV 422 Gamma Range : Between 2.15 and 2.25 Pixel ratio : Ratio must be 1:1 (square pixel) Progressive : The video must not be interlaced Black frame beginning/ending : The video must contain one black frame at the beginning and at the end Black bar scopes and logos : No logo will be accepted Black bars accepted but we need crop size information (in pixels). * Crop left: The number of whole pixels from the left of the encoded image to remove. * Crop top: The number of whole pixels from the top of the encoded image to remove. * Crop right: The number of whole pixels from the right of the encoded image to remove. * Crop bottom: The number of whole pixels from the bottom of the encoded image to remove. Sound Quality : Codec - PCM Sampling frequency, 48 kHz Sample size, 16 bits Audio bitrate, ~1536 kb/s, 2 Channels (stereo) Our system will only accept videos in this format and will block any video that doesn’t meet these specifications. 2. Creating the video Start by creating a new audio product in the Backstage (Click on the "New Product" section on "Create a release"). Select "video" at track level type. Please note that it is no longer possible to create a product mixing video and audio tracks, the video product must be independent of the audio product. Once the product is created, please provide to your local Support team the following information: The name of the release and UPC (if it already has one) Video Format: HD or higher Preview Start Index (in seconds): Select the time of the screenshot that appears on iTunes. The size of the black bands: the video includes the black bands at the top, bottom, left or right, pixel band measurements must be communicated before validation. 3. Uploading the video via FTP If you already have an FTP account, you can download the video via your account. If you do not have one, a temporary account will be created for loading the video in the "Import Method" section. To connect, click on "Upload assets", and download Filezilla if you do not have this software yet. Log into your FTP account and follow the process for Upload via FTP.
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