Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
advances, digital distribution, Spotify
1.1 What is iGroove?
1.2 Why do I have to apply for an account with iGroove?
1.3 Do I need to sign a contract?
1.4 What happens to the rights to my music?
1.5 Are there any recurring costs with iGroove?
1.6 Can I transfer my releases from another distributor to iGroove without losing my streams?
1.7 How can I terminate my subscription?
1.8 Do I need to register with a collecting society?
1.9 Does iGroove exploit my copyrights?
1.10 Is there an iGroove app available?
1.11 What to do in case of technical problems or general questions?
1.12 Can I try the iGroove dashboard without having my own account?
1.13 Where can I find the iGroove logo?
2. Uploading and adjusting releases
2.1 What do I need to distribute my songs?
2.2 Is my release a single, an EP, or an album?
2.3 What is a Waterfall Release and how do I upload it?
2.4 Can I make my release available for pre-orders?
2.5 How can I activate pre-saves for my release?
2.6 What is the difference between Release Date, TikTok Release Date, Facebook/Instagram Release Date, Pre-Sale Date and Original Release Date?
2.7 How can I prevent my release from being assigned to the wrong profile on Spotify, Apple Music, or SoundCloud?
2.8 How can I ensure that the streams of the single and album versions are counted together?
2.9 Can I still edit my release after completing it?
2.10 Can I change my artist name?
2.11 Which shops can I deliver to via iGroove?
2.12 Do I need to fill out the “Copyright”, “Label”, and “(P)-note” fields?
2.13 How do I get ISRC and UPC for my release?
2.14 What do I need to consider for an instrumental release?
2.15 What do I need to consider for a release with live recordings?
2.16 Can cover songs be released through iGroove?
2.17 Can I distribute classical music through iGroove?
3. Release delivery
3.1 How do I check the delivery status of my release?
3.2 How long does it take for my songs to be available in the stores?
3.3 Where can I find the store links for my release?
3.4 How do I submit my release for the charts?
3.5 Does iGroove deliver to Beatport?
4. Payouts and credits
4.1 How much money do I get paid per download/stream?
4.2 Where and when can I see my sales figures and statistics?
4.3 How and when do I receive my money?
4.4 Individual downloads have disappeared from my sales trends. What happened?
4.5 What does “Next Payouts” mean on my Cashboard?
4.6 What do the forecasts on my Cashboard mean?
4.7 Can I share my earnings directly with my partners?
5. Marketing, promotion and reach
5.1 How can I promote my music?
5.2 Will I be notified if my song is added to a playlist?
5.3 Where can I view the performance of my songs on TikTok?
5.4 Where can I learn more about my listeners?
5.5 What features does the Link Site offer?
5.6 How can I verify and edit my profile on Spotify, Apple Music, etc.?
5.7 How do I get an Official Artist Channel on YouTube?
6.1 What are the requirements for receiving an advance from iGroove?
6.2 Where can I apply for an advance at iGroove?
6.3 Do you only provide advances on back catalogs or also for upcoming music projects?
6.4 What rights do I need for my music to apply for an advance?
6.5 Do I need to transfer my old releases to iGroove to receive an advance payment?
6.6 What are the conditions for receiving an advance?
6.7 What factors determine the amount of the advance?
6.8 How do you calculate the amount of the advance?
6.9 How long does it take until I receive my advance?
6.10 Do I have to use the advance for a specific music project?
6.11 When do I have to repay the advance payment?
6.12 What happens if I can’t fully repay my advance?
6.13 What happens when my advance has been fully repaid?
6.14 How exactly will my advance be repaid?
6.15 Do I have to use my personal assets as collateral for the advance?
6.16 Why does iGroove need read-only access to my Spotify for Artists account?
6.17 How long do you need access to my Spotify for Artists account?
6.18 Why was my advance request rejected?