Getting Paid

How Much of My Sales Does DistroKid Keep?

None! When you use DistroKid, you keep 100% of your royalties. We feel strongly that you shouldn't give a percentage of your sales & streaming revenue to your distributor. You earned the money, not them. The only time we take a percentage, is if you opt into our optional "YouTube...

How and When Do I Get Paid?

Sales reports and payments are available to you based on when DistroKid receives sales numbers and earnings from stores. Stores usually deliver these reports monthly, and they reflect sales from about 3 months ago. So a song you sold yesterday won't be reflected for about 3 months. That's how long...

Where Do I Enter My Payout Preferences So I Can Get Paid?

When you're owed money, DistroKid will ask you for you payout preferences in the "bank" tab. Until you're owed money, you won't be asked for your payout preferences. You can change your payout preferences any time by following these steps: Sign into DistroKid Click "Settings" (gear icon) Click "Payout method"...

Does PayPal Charge a Fee When I Withdraw My Earnings?

Yes. PayPal, as well as our payment provider (Tipalti) both charge DistroKid a small fee for sending money, which are automatically subtracted from your earnings when you withdraw. The fee comes out to $1 plus 2% of the transaction, with a maximum ceiling of $2 in the United States, or...

Do I Need a PayPal Account to Get Paid?

A PayPal account is not required. DistroKid supports a large number of payout options. If you don't have a PayPal account, we can send you a ACH, wire transfer, eCheck, or even a paper check! Please reach out to support@distrokid.com to have additional payment options enabled on your account.

How Many Tracks Have I Sold?

To see the tracks you've sold (and how many), sign into DistroKid and click "bank". Sales reports are available monthly-ish, as soon as we get them from stores. A song sold in July might not show up until the September reports.

Can I Save My Bank Info to a File, and Open It in a Spreadsheet?

Yes! To see detailed information about your streams and sales once stores have reported your earnings: 1. Visit "BANK" 2. Click "> SEE BREAKDOWN BY STORE..." to expand 3. Scroll down and click "SEE EXCRUCIATING DETAIL" 4. Click the Download button next to DISPLAY in the upper-right. Here's what the...