"Noisehive provides an awesome service for artists and labels. They're trustworthy and hands on. It's nice to know an actual person is handling your releases and that at any time you can chat with them about the ins and outs of it all. That's a great resource for an independent artist! They help make the process of getting your music onto digital platforms really easy. Noisehive is a great opportunity for independent artists."
Quick Answers From Queen Bee
This page answers the most common questions our artists tend to ask. We've broken them down by category to make finding answers simple and easy.
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How much will it cost to join Noisehive?
A one-off set up fee of $250 AUD with no other charges or ongoing fees. You will receive 80% of net receipts from all sales and streaming revenue.
What payment options do you accept?
Credit card, Debit card, Paypal, Bank Transfer
Can I join Noisehive as an independent label?
Yes, Noisehive is a model catering to independent artists, bands and labels looking to release up to 5 audio releases per year
How many releases am I allowed?
You can have up to 5 releases per year (A release can be a Single, EP or Album).
What happens if I have more that 5 releases a year?
We can discuss further distribution options
Can I set my own release date?
Yes, please note: Friday is the global standard release day.
Can I sell my own CDs?
Yes, you can distribute your own physical products. Noisehive is a digital distributor only.
Do I maintain copyright of my music?
Yes, you maintain full copyright of your music and the master recording.
What is an ISRC code and why do I need one?
An International Standard Recording Code (ISRC) is a unique code that is assigned to individual audio and video recordings. It is an easy way for digital stores and collection agencies, such as iTunes and APRA, to track digital media and ensure your recording is identified for royalty payments. You need one ISRC per recording. Noisehive can provide ISRC codes free of charge.
What is a UPC barcode and why do I need one?
A UPC (Universal Product Code or Barcode) is a unique code that identifies an entire digital product (Album, EP, Single). UPCs are used by retailers and online outlets to gather and track sales information for an entire product. You need one UPC per release. Noisehive can provide barcodes free of charge.
Platforms & Territories
Which stores do you deliver to?
We deliver to 300+ online stores and streaming platforms worldwide. The major platforms being Apple & iTunes, GooglePlay, Spotify, Beatport, Amazon, Rdio, JBHiFi, Sony and Juno.
What territories do you distribute to?
We distribute worldwide and can cater to specific territory requirements. Any territory restrictions can be detailed when setting up a release.
Can I have my music available on my own website?
We won’t restrict you from making your music available on your own website, but note that it may affect sales on other platforms. Rather than displaying full tracks, we recommend a preview of under 2 minutes & providing relevant store links which we can supply.
How frequently can I expect income statements?
Statements will be available quarterly within your Noisehive profile.
Can I monetise my releases on YouTube?
You can upload your own content to Youtube and choose to allow Noisehive to monetise your channel and releases on your behalf
Does ‘public performance’ mean you collect my live performance income?
No, you still collect your own live performance income. We collect royalties on your behalf from the public performance of your master recording - This means plays of your music on radio, TV, in stores or by DJs in clubs and public spaces.
Cover Image - what size is best to use and what formats are accepted?
The maximum size is 1500px(w) x 500px(h). We accept jpg, gif and png files.
Profile Image - what size is best to use and what formats are accepted?
The maximum size is 400px(w) x 400px(h). We accept jpg, gif and png files.
Release Artwork - what size is best to use and what formats are accepted?
The minimum size, as stipulated by iTunes, is 3000px(w) x 3000px(h). We accept jpg and png files.
Audio Files - What quality and formats are accepted?
Audio files must be delivered in WAV format at 16 bit (sample size) and 44.1kHz (sample rate). This is CD quality and the standard across most stores and platforms.
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