So I wasn’t even planning on posting today because I’m freaking exhausted from all the crap I had to do dealing with posting on soundrop for the very first time. Soundrop is a music distribution site, that was formed from CD Baby and Loudr and I honestly wish it had stayed Loudr because it took like four people for me to get my freaking track uploaded and then after all of that it charged my credit card with the cover licensing fee when I didn’t click on it (the page froze and I closed it, opened email and saw a receet). I already emailed them asking them how the heck to upload my track because they have some dumb thing where you can choose to upload a track or upload an album and if you upload a track you can’t go through the steps to release it. Did anywhere on soundrop say that? Nope. Nothing in the FAQ, no step by step guide and I should have just waited until tomorrow to finish up because I did the stupid section where you had to pay late at night and this day has been annoying.
Like I said, their sites interface sucks for a screen reader. There’s nothing telling you how to upload so for the first time you’re just kind of…stuck figuring it out yourself. I’ve seen major complaints about Soundrop not paying and stuff, but it’s basically the only inexpensive music distribution site so you’re stuck with it if you want to sell on iTunes, Amazon etc etc.
Oh and did I mention? I have no clue if the first time I did the distributing took, and it’s just going to send my track to iTunes or if it’s going to send to every distributor like I did the second go. Not sure what the price will be either (but it had defaults, where it said 1 track was 99 cents so fingers crossed it’s that) but also fingers crossed they get back to me so we can sort this all out.
I’m going to use Soundrop again, but not because I want to: because it’s the only cheap option and it pisses me off hardcore. I’ll have an easier time uploading next time, so that’s something but…ugh, so annoyed. I’m off the relax.
Sorry for this negative post, I’ll be in a better mood on Tuesday!