Sometimes, stores require an artist to verify their artist name. This helps protect your content on DistroKid and within stores, and ensures that no one is uploading your music, or using your artist name, without your permission.
To provide permission, the artist needs to contact us directly via one of two options:
1. If the artist uses Twitter, they can send a Direct Message ("DM") to @distrokid to validate. In the DM, please mention the UPC (or album title). Something like "Verifying the artist for UPC ". Note that a brand-new Twitter account won't work for verification purposes. Or...
2. A photo of the artist's driver's license or passport (you may block out personal info such as address) along with the name or UPC of the release that requires verification.
Note: If the artist is different from the legal name on the ID, please also provide a link to a website where we can associate the legal name to the artist.