Release and share your musicMake Waves is a brand new, easy-to-use distribution service that lets you upload your music to streaming and download services. It helps you build your audience, see trends and get paid so you can keep creating.Get started for free
Pro by defaultWith Make Waves everybody is a pro. We will never charge you for ‘pro’-features — because we feel these should be available for everyone.
Artist-friendlyWe guide you in making the best choices and if you need extra help, our support team is always on standby.
All major platformsGet your music on any of the major platforms at no extra cost. YouTube, TikTok, Instagram, Shazam and the list goes on.
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What does Make Waves offer?
With us you can distribute your music at no initial charge. We believe in your music so any financial risk is on us at this stage. The first € 15 your release makes covers your yearly fee to us, plus a 5% royalty share after that to offset exchange rate conversion and other ongoing processing costs.
What platforms does Make Waves support?
We support all major platforms, currently 20 of the ones most widely used and we keep connecting to more. You have any specific platform you'd like to target? Reach out to us, we can probably set you up on there as well.See the full list of currently supported stores
Is Make Waves for me?
Our aim is to be the most artist-friendly music distribution option out there for DIY artists and label owners alike. We can guide you through the process and help you make the right decisions for your career.
Why should I use Make Waves?
If you want to release your music and share it with the world, Make Waves can do this for you. With us you can upload to an unlimited number of stores. No hidden costs. No upselling. One fee that covers it all.Your rights stay 100% yours and you make all of the decisions. We understand how much effort went into your new release which is why we treat it with respect. Try us.
“We released our first single with Make Waves. It was really easy to set it up without having any release experience or having worked with other music distributors. Worked perfectly for us!”— Bal Cisum
“Easy way to get music uploaded on all relevant platforms without the need for intermediaries”— De Lee
“I worked a lot with aggregators like Distrokid and Tunecore. But when there is a problem, I like to contact my aggregator directly. Make Waves support feels familiar and I love that!”— Ton van der Werf
— Endewerf Management
— Endewerf Management
Make Waves accounts are free, and you can deliver your music to all the stores for free without any hidden up-sells or unexpected costs. 95% of the royalties are sent directly to your Make Waves balance, from which you can request a payout at any time. There are no hidden costs with Make Waves, and you really get 95% of the amounts received through using Make Waves. We do not recoup any of our operating costs before paying our artists (like other services do). We strongly believe that being transparent about our accounting and having a 100% correct royalty accounting system that really pays out every cent received is what artists deserve and have been missing out on for too long!
The founders of Make Waves have a history in making royalty accounting software for record labels and know how to get this right. How does Make Waves operate? We cover our operating costs through a 5% revenue share on the royalties and by holding back the first 15 euros per release yearly. It does not matter if your release has ten or just two tracks. The fee is the same; we do not charge anything extra. You don’t have to pay anything upfront to release your music. We’ll deduct our fee automatically from the royalties we receive for your music through Make Waves.
We’re pretty confident that, even if our competitors’ business models might seem less expensive at first, after all the additional costs and flaky accounting, the amounts you will receive through Make Waves are higher than any other music distribution service. Our goal is to be the most artist-friendly platform and help you share your music with the world.
Just try us out and see for yourselves if you like us!Get started for free