One thing to keep in mind when signing up for a music distribution services for the first time is to take a deep breath, relax, and take your time thinking about what services you really need. Regardless if you’re releasing your first album, or releasing another of many album it’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of an album release. When caught in all this excitement you can start purchasing services you really don’t need or desire, and wake up next morning realizing you ordered the carrier pigeon notification service for your digital download sales.
One last thing about music distribution, and this is a difficult one to predict at times, try to figure out the financials behind your release. This means how many albums you realistically believe you can sell. The answer to this question may have an impact on which company and service you choose. If your albums are costing more in yearly maintenance fees than they’re earning in sales it may be time to rethink your distribution options.