Forward is here to help at every stage of your release journey.  It is our job to provide you with the information you need to make it as a successful record label. Can’t find the answer on our FAQ?  Our team of knowledgeable Artist Support Specialists are there to make things easy for you. Contact us here and we will respond as fast as we can and hey! We are fast!!

Most frequently asked questions

What is Forward?

Forward is a digital music distribution service record labels of any size. With forward as your distribution partner, you can rely on our technology and expertise, to maximize your global reach, get your music heard, grow your fan base, and stay in control of your career.

How does digital music distribution work?

Distribution is a crucial part of music promotion. In today’s digital age of music, a distribution platform, such as Forward, receives music from an artist or label in its digital form and delivers it to all types of digital stores. With our platform you can get your music on Spotify, Apple Music, read more...

How do I get paid for my music?

The moment we receive payments from the music stores we update the payments section for your account on our platform. When you have accrued more than 50 €, you can withdraw it via bank transference or PayPal.

Can I switch to Forward from another distributor?

It’s a simple and straightforward process to switch to Forward from another distributor. Once you’ve uploaded your content to us we will check it over for you and get it delivered to all the digital services. You should then ask your former digital distributor to take your releases down. You don’t read more...

What's the deal?

A one year music agreement contract is required for distribute with us with a 90 day rolling term which means that you can terminate your agreement with us at any time on 90 days’ notice. We take a 15% share of revenue that we collect for you. There are no additional fees for distribution and no u read more...

What happens if I want to terminate my agreement?

The agreement continues until terminated by either you or us. If you terminate your agreement then we will remove your catalog from our service within 90 days and take it down from our digital partners’ stores and services. Alternatively you can simply remove certain territories or releases from o read more...

Is the Forward service open to music artists as well as record labels?

Our service is just relevant to record labels. When you upload a new release to our portal you can set the label name for the release, and this label identity will be displayed on all the digital stores and services. If your company operates a number of labels then you can choose which label to as read more...

How long does it take for my releases to reach stores?

When creating your release, it’s always best to select a future release date to ensure your release goes live on all platforms at the same time. In order to meet a specific release date, we recommend uploading content for distribution 3 to 4 weeks ahead of your target release date or pre-order sta read more...

Can I make changes in an upload?

If you need to make a change to your release before or after it’s approved and sent to stores, our system offers you all the tools so that you can make all the changes you need. You can also take down releases that are live directly from our platform.

How the DMCA Takedown Service works?

We scan the web for copyright-infringing content. Our automatic system finds all illegal copies of your works. After scanning for copyright infringement, we check and verify that the files found actually belong to your titles. We use a combination of automatic and manual checks. In case of copyrig read more...

Can I mix and master my music releases through your platform?

For an additional fee, you can mix and master your music with one of the world's most renowned mixing and mastering studios with a with a vast catalog of worldwide known labels and artists such as Drumcode, Suara, Knee Deep In Sound, Circus Recordings, Terminal M, Still Vor Talent, Cr2 Records, T read more...

Why choose Forward for music distribution?

Forward was founded with purpose to use the musical talents of the associated artists to reach its audience, achieve something beyond the music by helping others. As a Charity project when distributing your music through our platform all the money raised from the album sales on our side after prod read more...