I decided to have a little dabble with seeing how simple/easy/expensive/lucrative it would be putting some of my music out there in streaming/download land. Most of the stuff we produce is for specific projects, often as music for videos - so I've never really thought about actually making it available. I signed up with one of the organisations and have been pretty surprised how effective they are. Some things seem a bit of a mystery though. They offer Shazam as an extra, so I tried a few with this ticked and some without - but now it seems they are all findable via the app on my phone. Google play worked fine too, but I didn't realise they'd all appear on a created page on youtube. Oddly - youtube has mixed me up with somebody else, so there is now a Paul Johnson page https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10220297726984413&set=pcb.10220297732424549&type=3&__tn__=HH-RH-R&eid=ARAoeO2NKn68EkDtyQbTeYMx-lr2NLwv9x4kYdKm8D-NYwRDsQTCMzaUG715pqZAA_0qGkrcIGub7bRE&__xts__=68.ARCJrJWH99N3nJPMpYEYIZc4wG2_gaXGUOWS6-eokluIZwpedhqLrBM7nqt2TINUP_dJn7xDbvcVtaJ7No_z9JCbp9_5j-1PxV7_coUjKVjrZUUdCsUaRkMDnarTOza4ZdHtok7KsXFdP8cE5SVnVzyDD1eohmR6XUFfrfPMj5Ug3itqFDcXwgGZxSqp37t49OyRFedMtB5CBdNb1Nv1n3aofnPlbpCnbrjDj7-nH5j-DQihWYmTAtmeNAsDEY8KMr9PyQ-lR1HEZkwahkkIPIGvqpPaFeGMQ4p6Co48baRGfA7YUIDLkPiIVqjavQ that is a mixture of me and somebody else. I can't find any way of notifying them this is a bit wrong? Each day, Spotify stream counts go up, and so do iTunes. I don't really understand how the claims they make for payments work - iTunes and the others will sell the music, but also let registered people stream them, so no idea how the money side works out. The plan I chose allows unlimited uploads for a modest yearly fee, with a few extras if you want, but I found another distributor who takes a cut for a lower fee, so I have tried some karaoke style tracks with them - the first aggregator will do instrumentals and will happily get permissions for covers. The original writer gets a cut of course, but that's fine. The second one seems happy with karaoke style tracks but not certain yet if it's cleared or if that's an extra too. I'm quite excited how this seems to be going - especially as the music was never intended for distribution to the public. Does anyone else do this and can offer some insights as to likely results. For me, making lots of money is not the point, but seeing a map slowly populate is rather satisfying - why on earth would people in Mexico and Turkey find this kind of music worth even pressing play? Also - have I messed up and missed something important? The music is on PPL anyway, as I'm a member. I'm going to stick them on PRS as soon as I get the code list updated too.