We only charge a 50 cents flat fee for you to withdraw earnings
We charge 1 flat annual fee for music distribution
Our platform is only 10% of gross earnings, which we do not keep
No additional fees until you want to add 5 MORE artists
Our fee is the same whether you’re releasing albums or singles
We take no cut from your publishing
We don’t charge for ISRC & UPC codes
We don’t charge “legacy” fees
No extra fee for Content ID
Others take up to 7% on your withdrawal transactions
Others charge per release and higher annual fees
Others charge HIDDEN platform fees up to 30%
Others charge per artist or higher fees for label accounts
Others charge more based on your release type
Others take a 15-20% cut from your publishing
Others charge for ISRC & UPC codes
Others charge fees to keep your music live
Others charge you for Content ID
Your releases can be delivered as fast as 24-48 hours.
For Spotify playlist consideration, Spotify asks for up at least 4 weeks in advance before your release.
While uploading a new release, simply press “CREATE ARTIST”, then select the artist name from the dropdown menu after creating the new artist.
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You know when people have lyrics that come up on insta stories, Spotify, and Apple? That info is pulled from Musixmatch which is why it’s super important to have your lyrics up to date on here. Visit musixmatch.com/contribute and get those lyrics up!
With iLLustrate, you keep 100% of the net earnings paid out by digital stores on each of your releases. All sales earnings will be deposited directly into your iLLustrate account balance once paid out to us by the stores. You will then be able to withdraw earnings directly to your bank account as long as your balance exceeds the $10 USD minimum.
Generally, stores that sell music as digital downloads (like iTunes, Amazon Music and others) keep 30% of the sale (this is called the retail markup price). You keep 70% of a sale (this is called the wholesale price).
For stores that offer full-song streaming, there is a proportionate share worked out differently for every store. Pay rates for streaming sales vary each month. You will keep 100% of the revenue earned from streaming.
Through our partnership for publishing royalties, you keep 85% of all royalties collected. Our partnering company does the work of making sure you’re paid from countries worldwide, for your performances, plays, and radio broadcasts. You can even submit set lists to make sure!
ILLustrate collects and pays out distribution, mechanical, and streaming royalties. If you are accumulating publishing earnings with our partner SongTrust, you can withdraw your earnings directly on their website.
See the screenshot to learn where to withdraw your iLLustrate royalties. You must be logged in to make withdrawals.
In your VIP ARTIST DASHBOARD (must be logged in) simply press the streaming analytics icon.
Performance royalties are paid out by your PRO company (ASCAP/BMI) so you must visit their website to view those earnings.
While other distributors charge 20-60% on Content ID, we only charge a 10% platform fee to continue providing this service.
During your release upload process, in Step 2, under
During your release upload process, in Step 1, under Release Details
During your release upload process, on Page 2, under Songwriter and Credits
On the 2nd page when uploading your release, you can choose a specific minute/second start time for your song to play on TikTok.
You can login to your PayPal account or contact your credit card company to stop your subscription.
No, we do not perform takedowns due to cancellations or inability to pay. However, we may modify the commission amount on payouts or temporarily disable your iLLustrate account.
We allow you to cash out directly to your bank when you generate a minimum of $10. Most companies require you to earn at least $50 USD before you can cash out your earnings.