Here at Cognition Studios, we can help you distribute your music through various media channels, whether it be physical or digital.
With music being distributed more and more through digital means, the impact that physical albums used to have on fans is quickly being lost. Combined with the immense amount of music being released worldwide every day, the bond that fans used to have with their artists has become easily disposable.
We want to restore the relationship that artists once had with their fans, and we’re proud to show artists a whole new way to deliver their music that combines the affordability and effectiveness of digital distribution, with the emotional impact physical albums can have. We do this by creating customized, physical Download Cards that artists can mail directly to their fans from any computer using our SendOutCards platform.
We’ve also partnered up with other digital and physical distributors, allowing you to have your music available on almost every online music retailer and streaming service in the world. Below are just some of the channels of distribution we use.
DOWNLOAD CARDS We partnered up with SendOutCards to provide artists an untapped and direct channel of distribution and communication with their fans. Combining the best of physical and digital distribution, artists can mail their music directly to any fan around the world as a custom, physical download card by using their own online SendOutCards platform.
AMAZON.COM Amazon.com is one of the largest online sellers of CDs. If your album isn’t available on Amazon.com, think about the thousands of sales you could be missing out on. With our help, we’ll have your physical CDs listed and available for purchase with the largest online retailer in the world. We also set up artists with their own album UPC code allowing it to be sold by any merchant.
BANDCAMP Bandcamp is an online music store, as well as a platform for artist promotion that caters to millions of independent artists. We can set up artists with their own Bandcamp account and music webpage allowing them to sell and distribute their music online, without the need of creating their own website.
ITUNES iTunes is the premier online digital retailer and application that allows users to purchase, download, and listen to music and video via computers or other iTunes compatible devices. We make sure your album is available within iTunes for download and we’ll never ask for a cut of your royalties or any of your rights.
AMAZON MUSIC Amazon Music was the first music download company to sign deals with all four major music labels. It is one of the largest MP3 catalogs in the world, and we can make sure your album is in it, available for download worldwide.
SPOTIFY Spotify is a commercial music streaming service that provides music content from major record labels including Sony, EMI, Warner Music Group, and Universal, as well as independent record labels such as ourselves. We can make sure your album is also available on Spotify, which makes it easier than ever for fans to play and share your music.
XBOX MUSIC Xbox Music is a digital music service developed by Microsoft that offers music through subscription streaming and purchase through the Xbox Music Store. It is available on Xbox 360, Xbox One, Windows 8, Windows RT, Windows Phone 8, iOS and Android. The Xbox Music catalog boasts over 38 million tracks, of which we can make sure consist of yours too.
SHAZAM Shazam is a hugely popular music discovery app available on smartphones. Music fans can use Shazam to identify the ‘title and artist’ of a song by putting their phone near the sound source while a song is being played. When you distribute your music with Cognition Studios, your music will be added to the Shazam database, making it easy for music fans to discover and buy your music using Shazam.
DEEZER Deezer is a prominent streaming service that boasts 20 million users and registers 6 million unique visitors per month. It allows users to listen to music content from record labels including EMI, Sony, Universal Music Group, and Warner Music Group, as well as independent record labels such as ourselves, on various devices online or offline.