United Masters have launched a new model for artists to keep 100% of their earnings but it sees their free distribution’s offering slashed.
United Masters have been one of a few options for creators to get their music distributed to online services for free. Today they announced their Premium tier which offers artists all of their royalties but at a monthly cost and is now the only way artists can send their music to all platforms through United Masters.
They have cut their Free offering so that artists can only distribute their music to Apple Music/iTunes, Spotify, YouTube, and SoundCloud. To distribute to all other stores users will now have to pay for distribution, although that will allow them to keep 100% of their earnings.
Their United Masters SELECT offering requires a monthly payment of $5 to distribute to all major platforms. The payment must be paid for 12 months upfront, so it is actually $59.99 rather than on a month-to-month payment.