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How to Get Your Music on TIDAL

Let's take a look at how to sell your music on TIDAL as a musician, from key facts about the platform to technical requirements you should be aware of.

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Sell Your Music on Tidal

TIDAL music is one of the high fidelity streaming services owned by Aspiro and launched by Jay-Z similar to Spotify, Deezer or even Apple Music with the particularity of delivering high quality music for the premium members and music videos .It also has a large range of podcasts, music videos, live concert, and playlists. Tidal combines lossless audio and high definition music videos with exclusive content and special features on music. Compared to other streaming shops, you can only listen to music on TIDAL with the premium subscription.

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How Much Do You Earn Per Stream on Tidal?

The average earning is at 0.0125 US$ per stream but it also depends on other factors. Some studies reveal that 1,000 streams is around 11 US$.

So, how do you upload and get your music on TIDAL? Unfortunately, they don’t have a direct deal with independent artists and labels so you need to go through a digital music distributor like iMusician to sell your music on TIDAL. No setup or yearly fee, no paperwork, we save you time by distributing your music library on the widest range of streaming sites and music platforms worldwide.

How to Get Your Music on TIDAL?

Follow these 5 easy steps to upload your music on TIDAL.

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Create your release and select Tidal in the shop selection.

Upload your files with iMusician

Be sure to upload your music files in WAV format, and your artwork with the dimensions 3000 x 3000 pixels.

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Be sure to include the first and last names of all contributors.

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Our QA team will contact you directly if anything needs to be corrected.

Tidal: Long Story Short

Rising from the ashes of WiMP, TIDAL is a Scandinavian company launched in the 2010’s aimed at delivering high-quality music. In 2017, they teamed up with a British company to offer the best for its users: TIDAL is the only service that allows you to listen to music in lossless high-fidelity audio, Authenticated Master Quality audio, and immersive audio formats. Learn more about the audio formats available on TIDAL in their FAQ.

With over 5 million active users in 61 countries, TIDAL is the platform for music lovers who want the best for their ears.

The particularity of TIDAL is that several famous artists owned the platform: Beyoncé, Kanye West, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Usher, T.I., Alicia Keys, and Lil Wayne are all among the 16 co-owners of TIDAL. Today, Square is the main owner of the streaming service.

Now, Put Your Music on Tidal

It’s easy to have your music on TIDAL. Create a free account with iMusician and upload your music via your dashboard. We take care of the rest. There’s no catch or hidden costs. There’s no startup fee, no yearly fee, and you can cancel at any time.

To sell your music online on TIDAL plus the widest range of streaming and download platforms, all you have to do is:

1. Create your iMusician account.
2. Upload your album, single, or EP.
3. That’s it – we’ve got you covered. Your music will be on TIDAL soon.

Get Playlisted on Tidal

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Before you can get on the big official playlists on TIDAL, you can create your own and include your tracks.

How to Create a Playlist on Tidal?

  1. On desktop, click on “Create New Playlist”
  2. Give it a name
  3. Click Enter and insert music (either dragging music to the playlist or click on the + and add to your playlist)


How can we help you?

As for the other streaming shops, you’ll get paid by your digital music distributor, such as iMusician, which collects for you the royalties you earn from the DSPs like TIDAL.

Tidal pays out around $0.013 per stream in 2022. With this, TIDAL is one of the select few streaming platforms that pays out more than 1 cent per stream. Artists need around 80 streams to earn $1 and 80,000 streams to earn $1,000.

Yes, Tidal is better! Tidal offers CD-quality streaming for the same price as Spotify's comparatively lowly 320kbps streams, and goes beyond that to offer hi-res audio for those who are willing to pay a premium for it.

HiFi sound on TIDAL delivers large and uncompressed audio files by utilizing the format FLAC to stream lossless audio, making for a truer listening experience.

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