It hasn’t been easy and it never will be.
Now that we are an established player in the industry, I’ll admit that building Symphonic up from scratch was tough. You see, we’re artists and record label owners, just like you. We know how hard it is to get a business and a brand off the ground and we’ve done a lot of great things but, as a company, we’ve made mistakes too. When you’re going all in, sometimes you try or test things that don’t work out. I know that every musician, manager, record label, and artist can identify with that. It truly takes time, hard work, blood, sweat, tears, you name it! All of that goes into becoming something and making an impact.
Music keeps evolving.
We’ve seen the industry go from physical to downloads and now, from downloads to streaming. It has been a truly remarkable experience for me to have seen this and serve many clients that have been with us since day one and that continue to be with us today.
Basic distribution is only step one.
Perhaps you have used one of the “do it yourself” software platforms to distribute your music so far. Your music may or may not be reaching the entire global network of 195+ partners with whom a world class distributor like Symphonic integrates. But, your music has reached some of the major platforms, and your fan base is growing. The question is… now what? How do you get to the next level?
This is where Symphonic comes in. With our broad capabilities, strong reputation with DSPs, and flexible offerings and terms, we can meet you where you are and help where you need it most. The larger “DIY” software platforms have hundreds of thousands of clients (millions in some cases)… are they really delivering a world class client experience to that many people? These platforms can be a great way to get started in your career, but at some point you will need to graduate up and find a partner for the rest of your journey.?
We think cheap distribution is super expensive. Ask yourself, what’s the true cost of not having a trusted and highly competent team pitching your music to playlist curators at Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube, Amazon, Pandora, Deezer, TIDAL, Beatport, and others? What’s the true cost of not being able to get a hold of a trusted advisor to your career when you need an important question answered?