Quick Answers from the Xelon

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.

Joining
Joining
Releases
Releases
Platforms
Platforms
Royalties
Royalties
Specifications
Specifications
  • How much does it cost to be distributed by Xelon?

    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.

  • Can I join Xelon as an independent label / artist?

    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.

  • How far in advance should I set up a release?

    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.

  • What assets do I need to set up a release?

    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.

  • Which stores does Xelon deliver to?

    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.

  • Can you make me a Beatport label page?

    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.

  • How does my music make money?

    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.

  • How frequently can I expect income statements?

    Xelon statements are available on a quarterly or half yearly basis, depending on the terms agreed on while signing the agreement.

  • Release Artwork - what size is best to use and what formats are accepted?

    The minimum size, as stipulated by iTunes, is 3000px(w) x 3000px(h). We accept files in jpg format.

  • Audio Files - What quality and formats are accepted?

    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.