Are all genres and styles accepted?

Symphonic distributes music of all genres and styles. Some material fitting foreign genres in different languages and/or in the genres of Bollywood, Indian, Arabic, Cyrillic, Asian (Chinese) will be heavily scrutinized for rights given that these markets are newer entrants into the Digital Distribution field of music and further, because we are scrutinized for distributing this type of material by the Digital Service Provider.

Classical music may not always be accepted given that the metadata standards are much more difficult and time consuming for musicians as well as us as aggregators. If you are a classical musician or record label, please create a ticket to discuss.

Public Domain is not accepted unless it is a cover. Many territories and individuals look at Public Domain in a different way then we may but, we will not accept any material that is the original public domain recording, only a re-creation and cover with proper rights. The composition itself may be public domain but the original recording is not and the rights will be owned by someone. This is common with music from the 20's, 30's and early 40's that may have recently entered pubic domain. You can cover the song without a license but not download and then distribute the original recording of the song.

Please Note Due to the nature of not having to license public domain and classical music there is a vast abundance of it online. Digital Service Provider's will often scrub the site and remove the bottom XX% of the content that does generate much revenue (i.e. almost all of it) and keep the larger releases up to not oversaturate the market with hundreds of thousands of releases of the same song(s). So if the content gets hidden, which happens form time to time, it is at the discretion of the Digital Service Provider and there is not anything a distributor can do about it.

If we discover any issues with your release or releases, we will reach out, place the release on hold, and advise if we're able to work with you.

 

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