FAQ

Distribution

When will my music be available on Spotify

Spotify requires that your music is delivered at least five (5) business days before the earliest available date as specified in your release information.

NB. Since all music distributed through JJ DIGITAL go through legality & Quality control we recommend that you prepare and deliver your releases at least ten (10) business days before the date you wish to have your music available for streaming on Spotify!

For Updates and takedowns Spotify requires at least two (2) business days before expected update or removal of your music

NB. Also updates and takedowns go through the legality & Quality control we recommend that you deliver your update or order your takedown  at least seven (7) business days before the date you wish the update or removal of your music from Spotify!

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.

Many distributors are charging their customers for the use of these codes JJ DIGITAL is not!
If you do not have ISRC’s just leave the field blank and we will generate one for you free of charge.

Do I have to own the rights to the music I release?

You must own the rights or have been given permission by the rights owner and have your release approved by them.
This applies to cover versions, Re-mixes & for the use of sampled pieces of music, vocals, radio, film or TV samples used within your release.

Do I need to register or copyright my music before delivering to the services?

In theory your music is copyrighted the instant you composed it. You are not required to register prior to uploading your music to JJ DIGITAL.
We recommend that you register your songs with the respective organisation in your country of residence to protect your creative work.

So what's in it for you?

Your music made available on the best web platforms around, and plus valuable will support for your new releases, monetizing of your YouTube videos, and an internal Antipiracy tool ensuring that music stays safe. Label sales are updated fastest so you can track them personally. You can also count on our support team via e-mail 24/7 if need be. An added bonus is that we could maximize revenue return from your music.

Accounting

How to generate my sales reports

You can generate reports in 3 different formats

Full Report
Report split by Artist
Report split by Label

Another Artists/Band has the same name. Will this affect my royalties?

No. The unique codes allocated to your tracks and releases is used to track and pay for sales.
Please be careful though, some Artist / Band names are registered as trade marks and could therefore create potential trade mark infringements.

When do I get my sales report?

We generate sales reports on the 15th of every month.
Generally we receive sales statements & payment around two months after the date of sale. So if your music was sold in January you will receive your payment in March. Some shops report to us quarter yearly meaning that sales generated in January, February and March will be paid out at the earliest in April or May.

Whats is trends and analytics?

Under the “Perfomance” menu you will find several sub pages.

Trends:
Trends give you an overview of how your release is selling on Spotify, iTunes, Amazon, Apple Music, Deezer and Google Play stores worldwide.
PLEASE NOTE:- These figures may differ from those that appear in future sales statements. The trend reports are there as a guideline and are not necessarily 100% accurate.

Audience:
Gives you an idea of who, where and on which device and/or operating system your music was listened to. (Spotify, Apple Music and Deezer)

Sources:
In sources you can see from where your plays derive. Was it a user search? A Playlist, directly from an artists profile etc. (Spotify, Apple Music and Deezer)

Analytics:
The aggregated sum of all your sales and streams accounted and paid to date divided into the actual month of purchase or stream.

Can I see a history of my sales reports ?

Under the menu “Sales” you can find all your sales reports and see payments made.

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