DistroKid Expands Reach with New Android App Launch
- Dec 12, 2023
Today marked a significant expansion for DistroKid, the independent music distribution platform, as it rolled out its Android application several months following its iOS version release.
Just like the iOS app, which has seen over half a million downloads, the Android version allows musicians to directly upload their music, receive notifications on earnings, access analytics from platforms such as Spotify and Apple Music, and modify their tracks' metadata right from their mobile devices.
Throughout the year, DistroKid has been actively growing its offerings through various acquisitions and the introduction of new products. Back in April, the service unveiled "Mixea," a mastering tool designed to help tracks meet broadcast quality, enhance bass, and support high-fidelity audio uploads, all for an annual fee of $99.
Later in September, the company expanded its portfolio by acquiring Bandzoogle, a site creation platform for artists envisioned by musician Chris Vinson back in 2003. This acquisition added a suite of features for artists, enabling them to sell their music, event tickets, and merchandise directly to their audience. By the time of the acquisition, Bandzoogle was already supporting over 60,000 websites and had facilitated the sale of $100 million in merchandise.
In October, DistroKid broadened its distribution capabilities by integrating with ByteDance's TikTok Music service. This partnership allows artists using DistroKid to distribute their music through TikTok and also feature their songs in CapCut, a video editing app.
DistroKid, founded in 2013 by Philip "Pud" Kaplan, successfully completed its most recent fundraising round in 2021, hitting an impressive valuation of $1.3 billion.