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DistroKid App: Does DistroKid Have A Mobile App?

By Matthew Vultaggio

February 5, 2021

Whether you want to be able to upload and edit your music from your phone because your computer is unreliable, or you simply want to be able to check your stats on the go, a DistroKid mobile app would be glorious.

Unfortunately…

DistroKid does not currently have a mobile app available for iOS or Android. You can access the DistroKid website via the browser on your phone or iPad, however, the DistroKid website is not fully optimized for mobile, and uploading music is unreliable.

With that said, DistroKid has been listening to its users and DistroKid has actually started developing DistroKid iPhone and Android apps.

In a tweet from May 27, 2020, DistroKid mentioned that they are working on it and even asked the community what features they would like to see:

Although one might think that it is best to handle your music distribution on your desktop or laptop, a DistroKid app is clearly a highly requested feature.

Read on to learn more about the upcoming DistroKid app, including what features the community has been requesting, how likely they are to be implemented, and if there is anything you can do in the meantime to use DistroKid on your phone or tablet.

Is DistroKid Working On An App?

DistroKid is working on an app for both iPhone and Android. The app has been in development since around May 2020, according to a tweet made by the official DistroKid Twitter account.

In that tweet, DistroKid also asked the community for feedback and a list of features they would like to see in the first version of the app.

Here are some of the more interesting features that were requested in that Twitter thread, and how likely they are to be included:

Feature Request: Everything on desktop on app

  • This is most likely the ultimate goal of the app, however, this might take time to implement. I can imagine the first version will features some of the desktop features and slowly more will be added over time.
  • Chance to be included: Medium

Feature Request: notifications for release issues

  • I think this could be quite easy to implement (although I’m not a coder or anything), so I think it will be included. However, it could start with more basic notifications and get more robust over time.
  • Chance to be included: High

Feature Request: Uploading songs

  • Uploading songs seemed to be a massively requested feature, although DistroKid replied to a comment in the thread basically pondering why people want this feature. It will definitely be included since it is so highly requested.
  • Chance to be included: High

Feature Request: Make sure the wheel is on there as well

  • The wheel seems stupid af to me but everyone seems so desperate to get on playlist that it is a highly requested feature. For that reason, I think it will be added.
  • Chance to be included: High

Feature Request: Make it so we can control each artist page on the app like for Apple and Spotify so we don’t have to have so many apps

  • Neither Spotify nor Apple gives away the ability for third-party apps to control these things and I really don’t think they plan on changing that. It’s not DistroKid’s fault but it definitely won’t be added.
  • Chance to be included: Low

Feature Request: Like where we can access our bank, check stats and income etc

  • This is a pretty basic feature and is somewhat already accessible when you use your mobile browser to open DistroKid. I think it won’t be too hard to switch up the visuals so it is clearer to see.
  • Chance to be included: High

Feature Request: Notifications when your releases get accepted/released would be great

  • Pretty easy to do and a lot more basic of a notification feature (I think). So it will most likely be there.
  • Chance to be included: High

Feature Request: How about a way to talk directly to support via voice!

Feature Request: Playlist submission services would be amazing. Maybe at some point during the song submission?

  • Not really an app-specific feature so I don’t think this will be added. They may be working on something similar but I imagine it is an entirely separate project and would debut on desktop first.
  • Chance to be included: Low

Feature Request: Push notification when I make a sale (which I can turn off if I suddenly turn into van halen overnight).

  • I think this would be pretty easy to implement, it got asked a few times and I think they know a feature like this would make people feel positively about using their service. The only thing is that it would depend on how quickly the store can report the sale to DistroKid.
  • Chance to be included: Medium

Feature Request: Ability to micro manage all stores easier via within the distrokid app if possible

  • This seems pretty basic to me and is a basic part of the desktop’s features so I think it will be included.
  • Chance to be included: High

Feature Request: An easy copy button for all links including hyperlink as well as every individual site without having to go into the link to copy it or long press to copy it

  • Not that many people are requesting this but it seems pretty easy to implement. I think DistroKid also know that his would help spread their links around which could improve their customer’s success in addition to the extra branding opportunities.
  • Chance to be included: Medium

Feature Request: METADATA CHANGES PLEASE

  • This seems pretty basic to me and is a basic part of the desktop’s features so I think it will be included.
  • Chance to be included: High

Feature Request: Being able to pay/change DistroKid’s plans directly from the app

  • Seems simple and also I’m sure they would love to put the ability to upgrade your plan in as many places as possible. I can imagine any feature that would make them money would be something worth implementing for them.
  • Chance to be included: High

Feature Request: Withdraw money

  • It is a pretty basic feature and I’m pretty sure you can even do this via your mobile browser. It is also quite highly requested.
  • Chance to be included: High

Feature Request: Allow us to request verification badges on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube & Instagram

  • This isn’t an app-specific feature and DistroKid would have to strike up partnerships with these different companies. I don’t think these other companies have any interested in participating in this.
  • Chance to be included: Low

Feature Request: Including team management and withdrawing from the bank.

  • It is a pretty basic feature and I’m pretty sure you can even do this via your mobile browser. The withdrawing money part is also quite highly requested.
  • Chance to be included: High

Feature Request: can you have more options for “fixer” cause right now I currently have the wrong artist “featured” in one of my songs, but there’s nothing to specifically address that.

  • This doesn’t look like an app request really. I can imagine they could very well add the Fixer feature in the app though.
  • Chance to be included: Medium

Feature Request: The ability to transfer it directly from garage band or other stuff like that

  • This would require DistroKid to strike a partnership with these companies and then dedicate a lot of work into building the integration. It’d require a lot of work for the GarageBand team as well. Not impossible but definitely outside of the scope of a first version of the app.
  • Chance to be included: Low

Feature Request: Gamify it. “You just got your first 100 streams on Apple Music! You just got 500 followers on Spotify! You got Shazamed for the first time!” etc. It would be cute to have those little wins because some of us don’t take the time to stop and smell the roses.

  • I love this idea aha. It’d also help encoruage DistroKid’s customers to feel positive about using their services. But, with that said, I don’t think it is something they would include in the first version of the app. It could come eventually, but I don’t see it happening.
  • Chance to be included: Low

Feature Request: UI is the most important thing for me. Nice to navigate and easy to find what you’re looking for! A nice breakdown of streams/sales with graphs.

  • This is pretty much the main reason for the app in my opinion. You can do almost everything in the mobile browser as it is, but it is all just tiny and hard to work with and look at.
  • Chance to be included: High

Feature Request: Would be good to let us edit albums when we submit with an error and it gets rejected rather than having to go through the whole upload process again

  • Definitely would be awesome, but this is really less of an app-specific request and more of a general DistroKid request.
  • Chance to be included: Low

Feature Request: 2FA using authentication apps, not just email

  • Again, this is less of an app-specific request and more of a general DistroKid request. Not impossible to do but I can imagine they would add the feature to the desktop version first before moving it over to the app. They could even be added simultaneously when it does happen.
  • Chance to be included: Low

Feature Request: Add soundcloud as a store, and try to help artist get verified on all Social Platform if possible. Love for Distrokid.

DistroKid App Download For Android

There is currently no DistroKid app available to download for Android. However, DistroKid is currently developing a DistroKid app for Android.

DistroKid iOS App

There is currently no DistroKid app available for iOS or iPhone. However, DistroKid is currently developing a DistroKid app for iOS and iPhone.

How To Upload Music To DistroKid From iPhone / Android

At the moment, there is no reliable way to upload your music to DistroKid using your phone or tablet.

This person on Reddit said they’ve done it a bunch:

While this person on YouTube says it works up until the point where the fil is uploaidng to DistroKid:

Some of my favorite music marketing tools

Thank you for reading this article, my friend, and I hope you found it helpful as you build your own successful career in music. 🙂

Here is a list of my favorite and most recommended tools and resources that I’ve personally used to get my music streamed over 4,000,000 times on Spotify as an artist.

Any of the paid services or tools listed here are most likely affiliate links, so if you do decide to use any of them, I’ll earn a small commission.

But in all honesty, these are the exact tools that I personally use, love, and recommend to anyone – including my own friends and family.

Music Distribution

To get your music on Spotify on all the other streaming services, I use DistroKid because you get unlimited song uploads for a low annual price.

If you want to learn more about DistroKid and music distribution, check out the in-depth DistroKid review that I’ve put together.

Or, if you want to get started with DistroKid right now, you can save on your first year with the DistroKid discount.

Facebook Ads For Spotify Success

Although Facebook Ads can be a real pain to get working properly, there is no denying that they are incredible for growing Spotify streams and getting your music in front of real fans.

This is why I’ve put together a completely free course that you can check out called Facebook Ads For Musicians’ Spotify Streams. 🙂

Music Publishing Royalties Collection

For collecting all of the publishing, mechanical, and live performance royalties owed to me whenever my music gets streamed or played, my go-to is Songtrust.

Songtrust is a publishing administration company which means that in addition to collecting all of those royalties for me, they do it on a global level.

To learn if Songtrust is right for you, I’d recommend checking out this article on Songtrust vs BMI.

And if you want to get started with Songtrust right now, I’d recommend learning about the Songtrust discount code so that you can get the best price. 🙂

Website & Smart Links

I’m personally not a big fan of the link-in-bio and smart links for music pages like ToneDen and Hyppeddit.

Instead, I prefer having a full-blown WordPress website that allows me to have a full website in addition to unlimited music links.

For getting started with this, I really like Bluehost because it is the cheapest and a theme called Thrive Themes because it is the most flexible and easiest to use.

I’ve actually created a free Smart Links Course that you can take to learn how to get set up and start getting more streams with custom smart links (I’ve even included the templates I am using!).

Want more tools and resources for your music career?

If you’d like to see even more of my favorite marketing tools and resources for musicians and music artists, I’ve created an even larger list on this page: Best Marketing Tools & Resources For Musicians (& Music Artists).

P.S. There are even some free tools and resources included on that page as well! 🙂

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