Affiliate Disclosure

 
In compliance with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), I am providing the following statement about affiliate links used on D4 Music Marketing.

This page is to let you know that any products or services that I link to marked with “Affiliate Link” means I receive a small commission at no additional cost for you only when you sign up for any paid services using the link I shared. These affiliate links contain a special code that tells the company that I referred you to them.

In some cases, you will pay the same price, whether you use my link or not. There may be times where you get a discount for using my affiliate link, which I will mention. You will never pay more than you normally would by using my affiliate link.

You are not obligated to use my affiliate link in any way. However, using my affiliate link is a great way to support D4 Music Marketing and allow me to keep producing free content to serve musicians or music professionals like yourself all around the world.

Trust is extremely important to me so I will always be transparent in this regard. My blogs often list a lot of links to different companies and their competitors that you should consider for various services. None of these companies reached out to me and asked me to include these links to their sites. Any affiliate links to services or products on my blog will be clearly marked and always be for something I have personally used for my clients and recommend for others, regardless of any paid commission.
 

Why Affiliate Links?

 
As I continue to grow my readership, monetization is something I have to keep in mind to allow my blog to remain a free resource and be sustainable in the long term.

Hosting annoying ads and charging for access to information is something I never want to resort to so I find that the affiliate link system is the most ideal way my readers can support this blog. If I could get paid to recommend quality services that I use myself or fully support, I think that’s a win-win. Things may change though as I continue to experiment and weigh my options.

My goal with D4 Music Marketing is to provide the most valuable information, tools and resources to help musicians make it independently in this tough, highly competitive industry. That will always be a top priority of this blog. I will always recommend what I think is best to use, regardless if I get paid or not.

 

Affiliate Partners

 
Here is a complete list of services I am currently partnered with to receive a small commission when someone signs up using my affiliate link:
 

DistroKid

DistroKid

Subscription based music distributor
distrokid.com

Discount: 7% off for signing up with my affiliate link.
My Comments: This is the music distributor I recommend to get your songs on all digital stores and streaming services because it costs $35.99 a year (Musicians+ Plan) to release as much as you want. You can also schedule releases for future dates in this plan, which is something the basic $19.99 plan can’t do. The only caveat is that you need to stay subscribed in order to keep your music in digital outlets. However, you have an option to pay a one-time fee to keep it up no matter called the “Leave a Legacy” option.

 

Printful

Printful

Print-On Demand Fulfillment service for merch
printful.com

My Comments: I’m a big advocate of using screen printing whenever possible, but I know it’s not always feasible for independent artists. Using an on-demand drop shipping service like Printful could a good way to design and sell merch without any upfront costs. Plus, it’s free to sign up and try out. I encourage you to try these alternatives as well to compare – TeeSpring and SpreadShirt.

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Canva

User-Friendly Graphic Design App

canva.com

My Comments: Canva is a very good graphic design tool that I highly recommend for independent musicians for things like CD covers, shirt designs, business cards, social media graphics and flyers. If you don’t have a budget to pay a graphic designer or know how to create your own graphics, Canva is easy to use and offers a bunch of templates. Even though I can use Adobe Photoshop, I’ll still use Canva for certain things.

In my opinion, most readers will be able to do everything they need from Canva’s free plan and not have to pay for a Canva Pro subscription, which is the only way I get a commission. Even if you don’t plan to pay, please use my affiliate link to sign up for a free account.