I'm just curious, I walked into a local liquor store and saw Kirkland Signature liquor, a Costco exclusive brand, on the shelf.
I really enjoyed the post the other day about food distributors to restaurants but it made me wonder specifically about Indian restaurants, specifically in the NYC area (this may apply to other places but i’ve only lived in NYC).
Do they use a large amount of ingredients that are otherwise unattainable in most American grocery stores, or do they just use American ingredients to approximate Indian food?
Also, there are basically a comparable amount of Indian restaurants (at least in my neighborhood) to Chinese restaurants, with what I would say is the same level of food quality variation among them (e.g. “this place has soggy samosas”/“this place has soggy dumplings”). Do most Indian restaurants use the same distributor like Chinese restaurants do (i think)?
Basically just curious about Indian Restaurants in America as I eat my breakfast leftover samosa.
I seriously dont know what to do. Everybody says something good or bad about every single distribution company like TuneCore, DistroKid, Cd Baby, Route Note. Bad and great reviews. Which one do you use?
I distribute some New Age/relaxation music through an independent distributor. The distributor got the songs onto Spotify, Apple Music, Youtube Music etc.
Two of my songs were added to Major front-page Apple Music playlists, curated by Apple themselves (not third party).
The songs promptly blew up, gaining thousands of streams a day. My streaming activity went up 1,000,000% in a day.
There are now thousands of dollars in streaming revenue that the distributor is refusing to pay out. They are claiming the streams are “fraud” and they need “proof of streams.” After I asked to be paid, they “suspended my account pending investigation of streaming fraud.”
When I asked them about this, they said the streaming spike activity indicates someone “bought” streams, which I never did. (Paid streams mess up algorithms so it’s bad practice anyways).
It makes sense that the numbers would spike significantly when added to a major Apple official playlist, and when I sent screenshots/links etc documenting this activity, my distributor wrote back simply claiming that “it doesn’t explain the streaming activity.”
I am extremely upset because we worked very hard on this music, hit a jackpot with Apple Music’s Official Editorial team, and now our distributor is claiming fraud and they are going to take our royalties away.
To make matters worse, the songs have been added more places and featured even more this week on Apple, so this amount may soon be in the tens of thousands of dollars in mechanical royalties that they are simply refusing to pay us.
The distribution company was founded in USA but is now based in the UK. Would I be able to file small claims with this setup?
I have tried going back and forth with support who keep feigning ignorance to their “accounts team.”
And now that the amount may be creeping closer to out of “small claims” category, is there anything I can do beyond that?
I've used OneRPM in the past, but am now switching to DistroKid for my new album. How do I transfer all my old releases to DistroKid? Is it just reuploading everything with the same ISRCs, UPCs, etc?
Do these companies just kind of re-brand the cakes they get from China?
Thanks if anyone wants to educate me that would be great. I love pu’erh but I don’t know a whole lot. , just did a small order of samples from YS.
Hey all. I've been producing for a while and have decided to finally try and release some of my tracks.
I've been doing some googling and reading on different distributors and have narrowed it down to:
Spinnup, Distrokid, Record Union.
The question I have, is which do I choose? Do any of you have any experience or advice?
Ever since Lady Bird, A24 has been pretty lackluster campaigning for their awards contenders, squandering the chances of some of their recent slate despite strong critics support (The Farewell, Uncut Gems, Hereditary come to mind). With Minari, they struck gold with a big winner at Sundance off the gates. Yet, they chose to shut out the film from the big Fall film festivals (TIFF, NYFF, Telluride) which lost some of its momentum. Not aligning with a streamer to get the film out to the masses earlier in the season was a poor move too. Perhaps the worst decision was to push Yeun in Lead when he's arguably supporting in the film and could have easily cakewalked to a win in Supporting.
Why A24? I bet any of us on this site would have done a better job for the Minari campaign than the folks at A24. If not for the Globes snafu, Minari would not have been on any voter's radar.
If you were looking for a cloud distributor who would make it to your top 3, and why?
Edited to add “cloud” for clarity.
Hello Fellow Art poster and art Distributor! :D
Since I am an art distributor myself, I am slightly interested in what others preference lies when deciding to post an original art or shared a piece from art gallery sites.
Just a little fun poll for the community.
Anyone is welcome to participate the poll as long as you have posted or shared art works in the sub.
Or thinking of posting your work or sharing other art works
We might spot some interesting findings with this poll that may or may not aligned with our perspective in regards of art posting.
**choose the one that matches you the closest
Poll last for 72 Hours
I work with someone who is affiliated with YL. We get along well and like talking about oily stuff and recipe ideas. I do not use YL and she hasn't pushed it. She did recently invite me to a YL party and I don't have a problem partipating. I actually liked the oils I sampled from her (even though I most likely will not order lol). However, I feel conflicted because for the virtual party she is sharing usage info and promoting ingesting with water/baking with them. I think YL is all she knows and just sharing what YL said was safe to do. Do I discuss this to her or ignore it and just say "to each their own"? I just don't want to create tension , make her feel like I'm bashing her business , go back/forth about it etc. On the other side, I don't want misinformation and unsafe practices to continue to be passed around. How would y'all approach the situation? Advice welcome.
I activated Distributor finally and it’s literally a night and day difference.
What you guys think ??
We've got a CPG product (nonperishable, salt) that's perfect for organic grocery stores. Been focused on ecommerce since we launched, but it's becoming clear we need to expand into a retail setting.
I've got a list of distributors I'll be reaching out to over the next few weeks - I'm wondering if anyone has any experience dealing with distributors or any info that might be helpful
I am only 3 off from activating Distributor and need some advice for it. I am still grinding for Team of Year Hedman to replace my base hedman.
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