The process of moving your music to Music Gateway from another distributor is simple. However, it’s important you follow these steps carefully to ensure you don’t lose any streams and playlist placements.
Here’s what you need to do:
- Make sure you have all the data required to redistribute the file, this includes:
- ISRC codes
- UPC codes
- Artist name & track titles
- Original audio files
- Original artwork
All of this information must be EXACTLY the same as your original release when you re-upload your music or it will affect the transfer.2. Issue a takedown request to your current distributor.
Get in touch with your current distributor and ask them to remove your music from stores. There is usually a ‘takedown request’ button; you can click to make this happen but you may need to email this request to them.3. Re-upload your music to Music Gateway.
Once your current distributor has processed to take down your release and is no longer live in stores, you can re-upload your music to Music Gateway.
Remember to use the exact same ISRC & UPC codes, artist names, and track titles you made a note of earlier, as well as the original audio files and artwork.
We’ll get your music back up in stores as quickly as possible with all of your original streaming numbers & playlist placements intact, but there may be a short period of downtime.
If you’re thinking of moving to Music Gateway, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line ‘Moving to Music Gateway’, and we’ll help you with the process.