How do I migrate my catalog to LANDR from a previous distributor?

Glad you're considering migrating your catalog to LANDR!

Migrating distributions may seem tricky, but it is possible and can help you streamline your LANDR music production workflow.

What do I need to prepare for the migration of my music?

You need to provide the same ISRC codes and identical metadata when resubmitting tracks from your previous distributor.

Everything in the metadata including the original track's length can affect whether or not your release will "merge" in stores and properly report your streaming data.

Here’s what you’ll need to look out for:

  • Your song title, artist name and artwork must be exactly the same
  • Audio files must be identical. Track length and format must match exactly.
  • The type of release (album, EP, single) must be the same
  • Use the original ISRC numbers
  • Your original release date must be used

Your previous release should remain live until after your LANDR release goes live on your selected stores and platforms. You will have two identical releases live at the same time, but don’t worry. That’s normal. Spotify will show this as “1 More Release.”

Once your tracks have been approved, live in stores with LANDR and they’ve "merged" in the store, you can issue a takedown with your previous distributor. This should ensure that your stats are carried over to your LANDR releases.

If I change distributor, will my royalties and stats carry over?

We will begin collecting your royalties and streaming stats as soon as you submit your releases with LANDR. Any royalties from your back catalog will continue to be collected by your previous distributor. Please be aware that different distributors may have different methods for collecting royalties.

If I change distributor, will my streams count and playlists carry over?

Ensuring the metadata of the new release precisely matches the original release boosts the chances of a smooth store merge. Additionally, waiting for the new release to appear in stores before taking down the original with the previous distributor can help. However, it's important to note that successful store merges are not always guaranteed. Different stores may react differently to the migration process.

Can I migrate a very large catalog?

Of course! If you are planning to migrate a large catalogue, please fill out this form. A distribution specialist will get in touch with you and guide you through the migration process.

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