iMusician

iMusician: The Ultimate Review

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Today we’re going to discuss iMusician – Giving you all the details you need to know when selecting the right distribution service for your music.

What Is iMusician?

iMusician is unlike any other distribution company we discuss throughout our distribution guide. They do everything you would expect from a typical distribution company but there’s a lot of other things that separate them from the rest. Lets go in-depth on what iMusician is all about!

Who Can Use iMusician?

Both producers and record labels can use iMusician. Their pricing options are competitive and offer those who run established record labels a fantastic service, with unlimited artists/releases. 

Do You Have To Pay To Use iMusician?

Yes. iMusician offers no free plans although if you purchase their ‘Pro Unlimited’ plan and cancel, your music will stay in stores and they’ll instead take a 15% cut from your royalties.

Starter – €9 (per song)

  • Receive 70% of your royalties.
  • You can only distribute to 1 store.
  • 2 week delivery time. Express delivery (1 week) – €20 / Priority delivery (48 hours) – €40

Regular – €19 (per song)

  • Receive 85% of your royalties.
  • You can distribute to 200+ stores.
  • 2 week delivery time. Express delivery (1 week) – €20 / Priority delivery (48 hours) – €40

Rockstar – €39 (per song)

  • Receive 100% of your royalties.
  • You can distribute to 200+ stores.
  • 1 week delivery time. Priority delivery (48 hours) – €10

Pro Unlimited – €499 (per year, unlimited distribution)

  • Receive 100% of your royalties.
  • You can distribute to 200+ stores.
  • 1 week delivery time. Priority delivery (48 hours) – €10 (priority delivery was originally free for Pro Unlimited users but they changed this. Not a huge issue).
  • You can distribute as many songs as you want.
  • If cancelled – Your songs will not be taken down from stores. Instead, they will take 15% of your royalties.

What We Love About iMusician

You only have to pay once to get your music into stores – There’s no worry of it being removed if you’re unable to pay subscription fees for what-ever reason. Their ‘Pro Unlimited’ plan is one that we have used for many years for our labels and we’ve always had good customer support, great reach, alongside the freedom of not worrying about extended fees for adding additional artists. 

It’s not a cheap service at €499, but for those who run a large record label, or plan on scaling their business in the future, it’s an amazing option. If, after some time, you can no longer afford to maintain your yearly subscription, all songs will stay in stores, but they will take 15% – Not a huge commission in comparison to other services. We should also note that they do run promotional offers once per year, offering ‘Pro Unlimited’ at around €299-€349 – So if you’re not in a rush, this is something you should definitely keep in mind.

We also like their ‘Rockstar’ package for artists. It’s more expensive in the short team when comparing it to other services such as DittoDistrokid, and LANDR, however, it’s a one-time fee. So you will actually save money long term – While keeping 100% of your royalties. 

The only comparable company that we can recommend that have (one-off fees per release) is EMUBands – Priced at £24.95, allowing you to keep 100% of your royalties but they don’t have YouTube Content ID, or the large amount of stores that iMusician cover.

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What We Don't Like About iMusician:

If you were to use their ‘Starter’ or ‘Regular’ plans for your music, you’re paying a (one-off) fee but you’re also giving away a portion of your royalties. 30% while using their ‘Starter’ plan is way too much, no matter what stage you’re at musically. We would always recommend artists using iMusician to only use their ‘Rockstar’ plan.

Although we love their ‘Pro Unlimited’ package, unfortunately they do not offer split-pay functionality – Which means you will have to send royalty splits manually. We did reach out to them regarding this, and they told us it is something they are currently working on, and it should be available within the next 12 months.  

Does iMusician Promote Your Music?

No. iMusician is a distribution company with no in-house promotion or external services that offer promotional campaigns for your music. 

iMusician Customer Support:

It’s certainly not the best, but it’s also not the worst we’ve encountered while reviewing each company within our distribution guide. Their support is perfectly fine for many, with responses taking around 12-36 hours. This is completely acceptable. Their support team is polite, professional, and seem to really care about their customers.

Final Notes on iMusician:

There’s not much to dislike about iMusician. They give artists and record labels fantastic options when distributing their music. It’s rare to find a good quality service that covers 200+ stores to allow record labels to retain 100% of royalties from both stores, and YouTube Content ID. 

If you’re an artists looking for unlimited releases, with a yearly subscription instead – Check out our guides on Ditto, LANDR, and Spare Music. If you’re running a record label and don’t mind your distributor taking a small cut of royalties, but allowing you to distribute for free – Check out RouteNote and Repost Network.

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