"With the transition from CDs to streaming, what we’ve gained in convenience we’ve lost in immersion," says DistroKid founder Phil Kaplan. "Lyrics, artwork, and CD booklets have taken a back seat to digital menus and skip buttons. DistroKid’s goal is to help our artists form stronger bonds with their listeners. One step toward this, is to help our artists get their lyrics into streaming apps."
"the #1 biggest independent DIY distributor in the world."
In recent weeks DistroKid has taken to calling itself "the #1 biggest independent DIY distributor in the world." The claim comes after BuzzAngle released its annua lranking of distributors and Kaplan's assertion that since Tuncecore is owned by Believe and CDBaby by an investment firm, they don't qualify. Whatever the ranking, distibution of tracks that netted 2.14 billion streams and 1.8 million project units (album equivelents) in 2017 is a major milestone.