Facebook’s New Independent Artist Programs To Help Unsigned Musicians Generate Income
Social media has become a great medium for many artists and creators to showcase their art and even generate a source of income through it. Musicians especially have been using different social media applications to have their voice heard and some have even gone on to sign record deals with entertainment agencies besides being able to generate revenue.
In an attempt to help unsigned musicians generate views by making their content available on these social media apps, Facebook has launched the Independent Artist Program.
According to Facebook, "Undistributed artists and creators can now easily distribute their music for use on Facebook and Instagram products like Stories, Reels, and anywhere else we offer a music library. We’ve partnered with preferred third-party music distribution companies to help you get your music on Facebook and Instagram quickly, seamlessly and at no cost to you."
Independent musicians will be able to directly link their songs into Facebooks creator tools and earn money from its use, thanks to Facebooks partner platforms DistroKid and TuneCore. Facebook will also provide analytical insights to help them track their content performance over time.