Oct. 2022 – Music Newsletter

Thank you for supporting and using our system. Now with 20,000+ songs, 780+ Artists, 2,300+ indie accounts and 225 broadcasters accounts we are continuing to grow and trying our best to better the platform on all fronts. We will be sending out newsletter emails like this to the music industry every few months.


Share Album URL with stations

You can now not only share songs links with stations but now you can share the link to your full album. Go to “Release” and in the album you are wishing to share you will see “Copy share URL” next to the pencil icon to edit and the “x” to delete.

Ongoing promotions:

MAPL!e Grant

!earshot Distro partners up with provincial and national music associations to bring you the MAPL!e Grant Program. The MAPL!e Grant offers association’s members access to !earshot distro at a discounted rate, with the chance to receive a 25% to 50% discount to the system! 

The MAPL!e Grant Program is running from August 1st, 2022 to December 31st, 2022. If you are part of one of the associations below make sure to reach out to them and get your discount code:

List of participating Associations & Groups:

  • CIMA
  • MusicOntario
  • Manitoba Music
  • MMF Canada
  • Musicians’ Rights Organization Canada (MROC)
  • Alberta Music
  • Collective Music Nation
  • Music Yukon
  • Folk Music Ontario
  • SaskMusic
  • Music Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Music New Brunswick
  • Indie Week
  • Music Publishers Canada
  • British Columbia Country Music Association
  • New Brunswick Musicians’ Association

Best Practices:

Order your songs

Under “Releases” select your album and click on the pencil icon and on the right side you will see the songs you’ve uploaded to that album, you can drag them and move them around to the correct order and to save click the “Save Order” button and then for good measures click “Save” at the bottom of the page. This is a quick and easy fix that you can do even after the payment process has been completed. 

Outreach Button

Check out the “outreach button” if you haven’t yet. When you drop down to the list of names and email addresses, on the right hand side there is a search bar. If for example you are looking for stations that play pop you can search “pop” and then the list will narrow down. 

You can go up to “Songs” or “Releases” on your account and click on what you wish to share and simply copy the URL and when reaching out to stations you can send them the link for easier access.

Independent Artist” vs. “Label

If you started your account as an independent artist and would like the option to upload other projects under a different name, you can email support@earshot-distro.ca and we can quickly change your account, this won’t affect your past uploads. 


When a song is released you can still add the lyrics to it, simply go to Songs and click on the pencil icon of the song you want to edit, scroll down and you will see a text box where you can add the lyrics to the song.

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We actively seek feedback to enhance the system.  If you have general feedback, please email support@earshot-distro.ca or fill out this form.

I am happy to answer any questions, comments or concerns. Please feel free to let us know if you are enjoying distro and give us a great review. 

Eloisa Veliz
Marketing and Outreach Coordinator



Barry Rooke

NCRA/ANREC Executive Directorbarry@ncra.ca