If you stop paying the annual fee (and haven't opted into "Leave a Legacy," more info on that in bold below), we may remove your DistroKid songs & albums from streaming services. You will continue to have access to DistroKid.com and (of course) will receive any earnings owed to you.
Assuming that you didn't opt into Leave a Legacy... the reason why we remove former-customers' music from streaming services is because it's a lot of work for us to gather revenue reports from streaming services, pay out earnings, do customer service, and so on. Your membership fee covers all that.
We'll automatically re-bill you every year so you don't have to think about it. If the charge fails, we'll give you ample notice before removing any of your music from streaming services. We know you don't want any surprises when it comes to your music.
Also, in the rare case that we remove your music from streaming services after your yearly subscription ends, you can of course re-join DistroKid any time and upload it again.
If you want your music to stay in streaming services forever in the event of a lapsed credit card payment, check out our "Leave a Legacy" option. Read about it in our FAQ here.