Am I eligible to apply?
Eligibility depends on the amount of streaming data that we have to work with. Your music needs to be distributed by Stop One Distribution, and be generating income on a monthly basis. Don’t currently distribute with Stop One Distribution? No worries, we can still run the numbers and as long as you are able to switch to us you can still access all the benefits of a DISTROadvance.
How much can I get?
If you’ve got an amount in mind for your next project be sure to let us know, however prepayment amounts are individual to each artist and range from a few hundred dollars up to tens of thousands, depending on your current streaming numbers, expected future sales and future release activity.
How can I use the payment?
DISTROadvance is designed to help artists take the next step in their music career. Unlocking your royalties early gives you the flexibility to record more often, purchase merch for your next tour, hire a PR or marketing expert, or any other activity that can give your music a boost to take you to the next level.
Is this a record deal?
No. This is about giving artists the resources to STAY independent. You still keep 100% of your copyrights – you won’t be signing away your master rights or publishing like a traditional record deal and you’ll remain in full control of your creativity and artistic vision.