What is 123 Music Now Records?
123 Music Now is founded by Len an indie artist who writes, plays and records his own songs. The purpose of 123 Music Now Records is to help indie artists and bands to present their music to a world wide audience.
Are you a real record company?
No not really. 123 Music Now doesn’t sign musicians and doesn’t own them. We just make it easy for you to distribute your music for free and provide you with a free artist page on 123musicnow.com
How do you distribute the music?
Song distribution is handled by reveldistro. 123 Music Now Records will get your song ready for distribution and make sure it will be out there on the world wide web.
What is the deal?
The deal is to get your music published for free instead of paying first to get your creativity streaming
(Paying like $10 for distribution for one song like on CD Baby, Tune Core etc. means that you need like 3000 + streams just to break even. Imagine you publish 6 singles a year)
Why do you only publish single tracks?
Since music streaming is the new rule, a single track has much more impact than an album. With a constant flow of new music, you are only in the spotlights for a limited time. So instead of giving all your songs away at once, you can introduce them one by one. In that way you keep your audience engaged and curious about your next song
Can I make money with my song(s)?
Yes you can and it costs you nothing in advance. You must remember though that streaming services only pay a very small amount of money for every stream. For instance Spotify pays on average $0.00437 per play. So if you want to think big, keep in mind that you need hundreds of thousands of plays.
On which streaming platforms people can listen to my song?
Spotify, Deezer, Apple Music, Napster, Soundcloud Go, Amazon Prime. Google Play, Tidal, Pandora, Gaana, Boomplay among others
How do you promote artists and bands?
If you make music, you want the world to know about it. 123 Music Now Records helps you get your song on the streaming platforms and provide you with your free artist page. It’s the best way to present your music to the world. And yeah we’ll give shout-outs on the social networks on the 123 Music Now website and add songs to playlists. And we celebrate milestones, everytime your song has 1001 streams.
We believe in the do it yourself philosophy. If you are an indie artist you are also indie enough to promote your own music. We also believe in what you give is what you get. This means that we encourage artists and bands that are published by 123 Music Now to introduce songs from fellow musicians to their friends and followers. In this way everyone helps creating new audiences for each other.
How you can survive if you get my single out there for free?
We don’t do this for the money. But yeah, to cover the costs, we take a little slice of the pie. When songs make revenue, we split the profits. 15% for distribution, 15% for 123 Music Now and 70% for the artist/band. If a song doesn’t make revenue, at least we’ve helped you to get it out there so it can be discovered one day. In the meantime you have time to further develop yourself and make your music even better.
If my song is published by 123 Music Now can I still distribute songs somewhere else?
Yes you can, as long as it is not the same song. In that case you should first ask us to remove your song from the streaming platforms.
But in general: You are free to do what you wanna do.