This page answers the most common questions our artists tend to ask. We've broken them down by category to make finding answers simple and easy,but if your questions are not answered here feel free to contact us now.
Our distribution model is based on revenue share only, split between Xelon and the distributed label, and we can tailor an agreement to suit your needs.
Yes, Xelon provides a distribution model for a wide array of independent labels and artists of varying sizes. If you’re an independent artist and interested in having your music distributed we suggest you check out Noisehive (www.noisehive.com), our distribution tool for independent artists.
In order to get the best results we suggest setting up a release a minimum of 4 weeks prior to the release date. This gives our marketing team plenty of time to pitch the release and also to allow time for any changes that may arise.
In order for us to be able to set up a release we require release metadata, WAV files of the master/s and an album cover (as a 3000x3000 JPG file) . We accept deliveries via most platforms such as Dropbox, Google, Box, etc. or via direct upload to your Label login through Xelon website.
Xelon delivers to around 400 online stores and streaming platforms worldwide, including - iTunes, Spotify, YouTube, Google Play, Apple Music, Beatport, Amazon, Rdio, JBHiFi, Sony, Juno and many more.
Yes, our staff are equipped with the skills and knowledge to set up a label page on Beatport for your record label, but you'll have to do an artist page yourself.
Your music can make money in a number of different ways, including streaming, radio play and in-store play. We work with a number of agencies around the world to ensure that we can collect as much of this for you as possible.
Xelon statements are available on a quarterly or half yearly basis, depending on the terms agreed on while signing the agreement.
The minimum size, as stipulated by iTunes, is 3000px(w) x 3000px(h). We accept files in jpg format.
Audio files must be delivered in WAV format at 16 bit (sample size) and 44.1kHz (sample rate). This is CD quality and standard across most stores and platforms.