When will my music be online?
We distribute your music to the top five major streaming providers: QianQian Music, QQ Music, Kuwo Music, Kugou Music and Netease, of which you will collect royalties. It typically takes 5-6 weeks for the music to be live. This is not without the possibility of extenuating circumstances that could lengthen the distribution process.
As well as these major Chinese music providers we send your music to be published on 50+ Chinese music promotion companies and Chinese radio stations. It is at the sole discretion of these providers that your music will be picked up and aired, however most of the music we push to them is usually selected and then published due to the demand and interest for Western music. In the case that your music is aired on these services you will collect royalties from only these three: Migu Music, iMusic and Wo Music. The circumstances your music becomes live on these services could be considerably longer than the major distribution services.
If your music is not yet live in 5-6 weeks please know that once you have published your release from your platform, that it is in the process of being distributed. We check all the data is correct and that the music is not duplicated on our servers. We then send the metadata with the music files to China where it is checked with the legal copyright before it is sent to the music providers. This requires manual work and greatly affects the duration of the sorting and distribution process.
The distribution to South Korea takes 1-4 weeks. It may take a little longer to be live on Melon
Will Musicinfo inform me when my music has reached the distribution phase?
Musicinfo is not able to inform you when your music is out for distribution, as the service providers do not notify Musicinfo when your music has been launched online. After your music has been distributed, You can wait 5-6 weeks and do either of the ...
Why does it takes so long for my music to appear online?
The distribution process in China can be really slow as not all DSPs use the same data format, e.g., DDEX, thus, to process all the information for each DSP takes manual work and time. For more information, please read: When will my music be online
How long will it take for Musicinfo to send my music to the streaming services?
Once you finish uploading all the required information to Musicinfo and publish your release, we will send your music to China as soon as the information you have provided has been verified. This typically takes about 2-3 days. It will be checked and ...
I already have music in China. Can I still use your distribution services to distribute my music?
We can still distribute your music if you already have your music on Tencent (TME): QQ, Kuwo, Kugou and/or Netease. Because of our exclusivity with Mainland China, we cannot distribute music that is already on Chinese platforms, with the exception of ...
Will I be notified when my music has been distributed?
Your music is in the process to be distributed the moment you publish your release from your distribution platform. We are not notified once the music is live, however It typically takes 5-6 weeks to become live on Chinese platforms. Given this ...