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?

Click the "bank" tab to see how much you've earned. When you're owed money, you will be asked to specify your payout preference (PayPal, ACH, wire transfer, etc.) Your money will be sent, via your chosen method, within the next 1-14 days. Sales reports and payments are available to you...

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! The choice is yours. When you have earnings in your DistroKid "Bank," you'll be able...

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. Here's how to download your bank info to a file: Sign into DistroKid Click "Bank" Click "See excruciating detail" Select your criteria and click the "Download" icon Here's what the download icon looks like: The file will save with the extension .tsv (tab-separated value). It will open nicely in...