Music starts with you
You can get your music onto Napster through your record label – or if you're independent, through your aggregator or distributor.
Napster works with most major distributors, but here are some of our main partners for independent artists:
Napster accepts content from most major distributors, but here are some of our main partners:
Believe Distribution Services is the leading fully independent digital distributor and label services provider for artists and labels worldwide. They provide dedicated label and international campaign management, trade and digital marketing services, comprehensive video management and distribution, synchronisation and neighbouring rights. They also run the in-house record label Believe Recordings.
TuneCore makes it easy to get your music onto Napster. Just create an account, upload your files, select Napster (along with the other platforms you want your music on), and that’s it. TuneCore will send your music to all of the stores you selected and collect the money owed to you from downloads and streams. No commission and you keep 100% of the rights to your music.
The Mechanical Licensing Collective
The Music Modernization Act (MMA), which was a huge collaborative effort between the songwriter community, publishers and digital services providers, has changed music licensing in the U.S for the better. The MMA provides a clear mechanism through which copyright owners (including songwriters, composers, lyricists, and publishers) get paid royalties for the use of their songs on digital music services.
The MMA established a new entity called The Mechanical Licensing Collective (MLC), which starting from January 2021, began to administer blanket (100% of available repertoire) mechanical licenses for interactive audio streaming services. Napster Group PLC is pleased and proud to be a recipient of a blanket license from the MLC.
The MLC, Napster Group PLC and other digital services providers share a common goal of making sure that the right artists get paid at the right time in return for the use of their music. Simple. We can all do our part to help meet this goal.
The MLC has created and maintains a database of copyright ownership information covering tens of millions of musical works. If the MLCs database does not include ownership details for a particular song, then the MLC will be unable to pass through royalties to the correct owner. Instead, the royalties attributable to that song will be paid out to other copyright owners based on their market share.
Songwriters and other copyright owners in musical works are encouraged to visit the MLC website to learn how to provide the necessary information relating to their songs to the MLC to ensure that they get paid.