How To Transfer Music Releases From Your Previous DSP Distributor to SourceAudio

By SourceAudio | Updated September 24, 2023

By following the steps below, you can easily proceed with a catalog transfer from another distributor such as Distrokid, Tunecore, CD Baby, or Ditto, and maintain your current stream counts. Please note, this tool only works if the release is already live on Spotify.

1. Upload your release to SourceAudio with the same audio as the currently-distributed album, and ensure that it has the same album name (in the Album metadata field) as the currently-distributed album as well.

2. When you are batching your release, include a link to the artist’s Spotify, Apple Music, and YouTube Music pages in the release notes. To obtain, for example, the Spotify artist page URL, start by opening the Spotify desktop app and viewing the artist profile, then click the three-dot icon next to the Follow button » Share » Copy link to artist. The link should look and function like this for Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/7w29UYBi0qsHi5RTcv3lmA?si=b6jEqAj9SdqyuMJ3jxznlw
This for Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/us/artist/bj%C3%B6rk/295015
And this for YouTube Music: https://music.youtube.com/channel/UCAjidy3vxRkgGVNIFqZMl_Q

That’s it! After about 4 weeks, you should hear from SourceAudio support letting you know that your album is live. At that time, you will need to request a takedown from your other distributor.

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