Are you an artist who has recently had a change of heart when it comes to your stage name? Maybe you’ve discovered that another artist has already claimed the name, or perhaps you simply don’t feel like your current moniker reflects your music anymore. Whatever the reason, changing your artist name on DistroKid can seem like a daunting task – but fear not! In this article, we’ll guide you through the steps needed to make the switch.
Step One: Choose Your New Name
Before we delve into how to actually make changes in DistroKid, it’s important that you take some time to choose a new name for yourself. This can be a complicated process as there are many things to consider – from making sure no one else is using the same name (or at least checking if they are in different territories), to ensuring that the new moniker fits with your music style. Take time to brainstorm ideas and test them out before settling on something final.
Step Two: Check If The Name Is Available
Once you have chosen your new artist name, it’s essential that you check if anyone else is currently using it. You don’t want any legal issues cropping up later down the line because someone else holds rights over your chosen title.
DistroKid makes this part simple by allowing users to look up their new potential names directly within its platform. Simply log in and open up “Artist Settings.” From there follow these simple steps:
1) Select “Edit Record Label Info”
2) Press “Change Release Artist Name” button
3) Enter new desired stage/company/label_name for all releases moving forward
4) Click around until reaching search bar towards middle-top of screen reading ‘search or enter UPC/EAN’
5) Type in original release by releasing company & search
6) Once release found click little square box next year & press edit metadata
7) Change track/title/contributor info as needed
Step Three: Update Your Metadata
Once you are sure that your new artist name is free from infringement, it’s time to start updating all of your metadata. This includes changing the name on any social media profiles, updating the artist name in music files and image cover art. It might also mean creating a brand new website or updating an existing one.
It’s important to consider how this change will affect fans who know you under your old stage-name, as well as search engines and streaming services that have already associated your previous works with it – adapting SEO (search engine optimization) strategies may be necessary so people can still find your past releases before correcting them for future ones. It’s essential that these changes are done thoroughly to avoid any confusion for listeners and differentiate yourself from other artists going by similar names.
Step Four: Contact DistroKid Support Team
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Fortunately, contacting DistroKid support team has never been easier! Simply log into your account and click on “Help” at the top right corner of the page. Once there, type in “change artist name” plus additional keywords such as ‘legal’, ‘documentation’ or ‘FAQ’). The system should display relevant articles or guides available; if these don’t solve issues experienced please proceed by opening a ticket in support team’s page.
When interacting with DistroKid support remember clearly outlining your new desired stage/company/record_label name explaining the situations requiring changes & providing documentation as needed (like a business identification number or government-issued ID). They’ll review this information to make sure it complies with their policies and also that no older works were infringements by failing its commitments via new names, takeovers or similar events occurring before formal request.
Distrokid is a powerful tool for independent musicians who want to take control of their release schedules and build their fanbase without relying on label promotion. However, updating artist names across all platforms can be difficult – but following these steps should make it much easier! With the right planning, communication, and patience you’ll be well on your way to success under whatever title fits best. So next time you feel the need for change – don’t hesitate!