With DistroKid, it’s easy to become a TIDAL Master!
We've worked with TIDAL to develop a system for artists to upload their qualifying files directly to DistroKid to be submitted to TIDAL.
To start, head over to the upload form and fill out the information for your release. At the bottom of the upload form under the "EXTRAS (OPTIONAL BUT AWESOME)" section, select "Tidal Master" for a one time, nonrecurring fee of $8.99 per single, or $17.99 per album of 2+ tracks.
TIDAL Masters delivers the sound of your original master recording, so be sure to upload your master audio file in WAV, FLAC, or AIFF file formats. We recommend your original recording and mix be done at higher sample rate and bit depth (at least 44.1 kHz / 16-bit) to take full advantage of the benefits of TIDAL Masters.
Eligible files should have their loudness level and headroom adjusted to -16dB integrated LUFS, with -1dB true peak maximum.
Your masters will then be verified and encoded so your tracks will display the “MASTER” badge on TIDAL. These masters will deliver studio quality sound to other music services, and optimum playback is supported on devices from brands including: Astell&Kern, Bluesound, iFi Audio, KEF, Sony and THX. For full list visit https://www.mqa.co.uk/playback-devices