Distribution FAQ

Distribution FAQ

Does Good Morning Music provide access to unique codes (ie: Apple track ID’s, Spotify URI)?

For all DSPs that provide a method to obtain a URI or a weblink, we retrieve those and display them in the Distribution section of your release.

Does Good Morning Music provide a way to setting up pre-orders?


Why is it live on Shazam before the release date?

This is just how Shazam works: they don’t respect release dates. But you can’t play the song yet. If you do not want it to appear at all before the release date, do not send it to Shazam before that date.

Why does it show live on the UI when it is not live yet on YT, Yandex, iMusica, Nuuday, and Shazam?

Live on the UI for the following DSPs YouTube, Yandex, iMusica, Nuuday and Shazam simply means that they have confirmed ingestion.

What happens to my chart history/rankings, playlist placement, etc when transferring distribution to Good Morning Music?

When migrating catalogs these days, the only major DSPs that lose some historical data/rankings are: 

  • iTunes: if the UPC-ISRCs are all the same, the merge should be complete and chart history & popularity should be retained while ratings & reviews will be lost.
  • YouTube Music: view/stream counts will be reset to 0.

For other DSPs, your new instance should replace your old instance as long as you avoid changing certain metadata fields until after your migration. Please see this article for the list of fields not to change during/before your migration.

What is the turnaround time of delivery for new releases?

Delivery time to most major DSPs is within a few hours / same day.

Our current distributor makes our music available on YouTube and has a copyright claim management system, just confirming that you would do this as well in a distributor role?

Yes, we deliver to YouTube Content ID. We don’t provide a UI for direct claim management. Our YT staff handles this directly and reaches out to you in the event of an issue with your content.

What information would you need exactly from us for the transfer from our distributor/aggregator?

Good Morning Music requires our customers’ catalog to be ingested. This can be done in a few different ways:

  • Your current aggregator can possibly set up a feed to Good Morning Music.
  • Use Good Morning Music’s catalog ingestion template.
  • Create a release directly on the platform.

What is Good Morning’s service fee?

10-15%. We have services for baby, developing, and heatseeker artists. We are exploring ways an artist could potentially use their reward points to reduce this fee.  

Does Good Morning Music provide a way to setting up pre-saves?

Yes. Just shoot us note at artists@goodmornmusic.com with the subject: pre-save link.