Tidal has partnered with DistroKid to offer artists direct payments! With this user-centric payment model, fans can directly support their favorite artist, via their Tidal HiFi subscription.
How Direct Artists Payouts Work:
Direct Artists Payouts is an opt-in opportunity available to all DistroKid members.
Each month that you are the most listened to artist of a TIDAL HiFi subscriber you will receive a flat fee of 10% of their subscription fee in addition to your regular royalty fees.
Once you've earned $50 in earnings from TIDAL HiFi subscribers, you will get cashed out. Monthly payouts will roll over until you hit the $50 threshold.
To start receiving the 10% of the subscription fee, you must have your music uploaded on TIDAL, and a valid Tidal Artist URL. You can opt into Tidal Direct Artist payments here.
If you aren't currently distributing your music on TIDAL, you can do so by following these steps.
- Log into your DistroKid account
- Go to your album dashboard page and click "Add to more stores."
- Select TIDAL and click "add."