What Is This thing and Who Built It?

Who Is This For?

If you are an independent musician, an emerging artist, diy band or diy label looking to run your own career then this is for you.

What Does It Do?

Distro Cost is a digital music distribution calculator that will give you an idea of how much your next release will cost depending on your requirements and which distributor you use.

How Do I Use It?

Select the options that are important to you, add your release and this will show you the cost over the next few years. You can even add multiple releases if you want to get an idea of how much several releases may cost.

Who Made This?

Hi, I'm Chris. I made this form after going through this exercise myself a while back. I knew what my priorities were for my digital distribution so I chose a few of the best known distros, took a rough guess at what I might be releasing over the next few years and calculated the costs. There was a clear front runner and I figured there must be other DIY independent musicians in my position that would benefit from this.

Distro Cost launched on 3rd June 2019.

So yeah, I’m an independent musician and very supportive of anyone that wants to release their own music DIY. I release my own music on my label Giganto Records and I play drums in a band called Trippy Wicked & the Cosmic Children of the Knight.

The photo of iVardensphere on the home page is by Gill Grant.