What is UnitedMasters DEBUT?
UnitedMasters DEBUT is our artist plan where you keep 90% of your royalties and can distribute one release per month to Facebook, Instagram and TikTok (or, if you created your account before March 30, 2023, Apple Music/iTunes, Spotify and YouTube until June 15, 2023).
If I sign up for DEBUT, can I upgrade to SELECT plan later?
Yes! You can upgrade to the SELECT plan at any time by following these instructions.
Upgrading to SELECT will give you immediate access to additional features, and your previously-distributed releases will also start being delivered to the SELECT music services within 1-2 days (please note that the full delivery process can take several days).
I previously had the SELECT plan but needed to downgrade to the DEBUT plan. What will happen to my account?
If your SELECT membership expires, you will lose access to features like keeping 100% of your royalties, distributing unlimited releases, and submitting to exclusive brand & sync opportunities.
You will also no longer see streaming data in your account, and your releases will be taken down from music services except for Facebook, Instagram and TikTok (if you created your account on or after March 30, 2023) or, until June 15, 2023, Apple Music/iTunes, Spotify and YouTube (if you created your account before March 30, 2023).
Please note that you can re-subscribe to SELECT at any time and regain access to all of these features, including historical streaming data (but, since we only receive daily streaming data from Apple Music, Spotify and YouTube, you will not see any data for dates when your music was not available in these services).
What happens if my SELECT plan expires after I submit for an Exclusive opportunity? Can I still be chosen for the Exclusive?
Only active SELECT artists can be considered for Exclusive opportunities, so if you have submitted for an Exclusive opportunity that closes after your SELECT plan expires, your submission will be removed from consideration.
What if I accidentally forgot to renew my SELECT subscription? How do I get my music back on all music services?
Not to worry! You can easily re-subscribe to SELECT at any time, and your releases will start being delivered to the SELECT music services within 1-2 days (please note that the full delivery process can take several days).
How do I know how many streams my music is getting on Facebook/Instagram and TikTok?
Unfortunately, we don't currently receive daily streaming data from Facebook, Instagram and TikTok, but you can subscribe to SELECT at any time to see daily streaming data from Apple Music, Spotify and YouTube.
What is the benefit of delivering my music to Facebook, Instagram and TikTok through UnitedMasters, instead of just posting it to those services myself?
Delivering your music through UnitedMasters gets your tracks into the Facebook, Instagram and TikTok official audio libraries, and also makes your music eligible for monetization (so that you can get paid when other people use your music).
If my music will only be distributed to Facebook, Instagram and TikTok, then why was I asked if I've distributed to Apple Music or Spotify before?
If you decide to upgrade to SELECT in the future, we want to make sure your music appears on the right artist profile pages on Apple Music and Spotify.
Can I still buy beats on the Beat Exchange as a DEBUT artist?
Yes! You can browse UnitedMasters Beat Exchange on any device by visiting https://unitedmasters.com/beat-exchange, or by clicking on the level sliders icon on your app.