A new way to manage your digital distribution.
Experience it now using our pay-to-distribute platform, Zimbalam, for free.
Believe Digital – The leading digital distributor of
independent music in Europe
Believe Digital is the leading digital distributor and services provider for independent artists
& labels in Europe. We provide bespoke digital solutions starting with distribution and
incorporating promotion, marketing, strong analytics and sales data that allows labels to
react to market intelligence and maximise sales.
A 3% to 10% market share in key European territories
(Believe achieved a 27% market share ahead of Universal, Sony, Warner and EMI in France in June 2009 with 10 albums
and 3 singles in the top 50 digital albums and singles charts)
20 top 10 charted albums and singles across Europe in the past 18 months alone,
including 8 number 1s.
Over £18 million in royalties paid out since 2005
They trust us...
Labels: Tigersushi, Analog Africa, Kill the DJ, Fargo, Buda Music, Cadenza, EPM, Active Entertainment, StudioCanal, Versatile, Milan, Scorpio, Unique Records, DJ
Center, Comet Records, Makasound…
Artists: Gotan Project, The Futureheads, Chew Lips, Lowkey, Gabby Young & Other Animals, Fela Kuti, Femi Kuti, Tony Allen, Lisa Hannigan, John Smith, Navin Kundra,
Luciano, Gonzales, DJ Cam, MC Solaar, Soko, Bob Sinclar, Minitel Rose, The Brute Chorus, Ravi Shankar, Tinariwen, Cesaria Evora, Gloria Gaynor, Barbara Hendrick,
Alela Diane,Laura Vane & The Vipertones, The Sweet Vandals, Travis Blaque, Diesler, VNV Nation, Mulatu Astatke, ChineseMan, Guru, Jazz Liberatorz, Birdy Nam Nam,
So, what can we do for you?
Dedicated product Strategic music Coordination of online
managers specialising marketing to build up and offline marketing
in all musical genres release strategy & promotion in the
(timing, pricing, UK, Europe & globally
Music professionals Knowledge and Experience
Passionate, knowledgeable and experienced music- • Digital marketing
loving staff, because selling digital music is first and • Online and offline promotion
foremost about selling music • Technology
An in-depth understanding of local music markets One centralised contact to coordinate integrated
to properly position your release release solutions across major territories
Market-leading technology – Take control of your music
We provide you with the tools to take your music further.
Automatic YouTube integration – Earn advertising revenues and automatically generate
buy-now links anywhere your music is used.
iTunes pre-order + booklet delivery – Available for every release through our easy-entry
Believe Band – Free artist/label profiles with CRM capabilities and advanced analytics.
Centralise your online presence.
Daily sales reports – Exclusive access to daily iTunes sales data for everyone
Update your catalogue – Want to run a special offer? Change the price of a release? Add
more stores? Automated deliveries and time-sensitive pricing updates available through
Analytics – Use the Believe player to understand your audience; where they are, what
tracks they like, who’s buying your music etc. In real time.
eCRM – Automatically collect email addresses and communicate with your fans. Understand
who is opening your emails, where and who’s buying what!
Market-leading promotion widgets for each artist
Automatically generated for each release (saving you
time and self-promotion costs)
SMART LINK SYSTEM
An innovative geo-location system for ‘buy-now’ links
(based on IP/music genre) to increase online sales in
Complete with email capture, contact management and
advanced email builder… to generate direct from fan
Understand who is streaming your music and clicking
your links, in real time, on a global basis
Believe Connect, an advanced eCRM solution to
manage your relationship with your customers
COLLECT NEW CONTACTS
Collect email addresses from your fans with the Believe player
and using your BelieveBand profile
IMPORT EXISTING CONTACTS
Import all your existing contacts and mailing lists via .csv and
TURN EMAIL ADDRESSES INTO CUSTOMERS
Drive your fan base to purchase your music with automated free MP3s, regular competitions, news,
exclusive updates and more.
A complete CRM tool providing detailed
data for emails opened, click rates,
Bounced emails, unsubscribers and more.
Understand who your fans really are,
where they are and what they are buying.
Your music on
Earn revenues from videos you use or automatically
receive royalties from others who use your music to
soundtrack their own videos.
Buy-now links to your music on iTunes and eMusic
are automatically generated on your own and others’
A selection of new options available for your channel
Know your audience
Detailed demographical information for your
YouTube users (age, sex, location)
BelieveBand – a centralised presence for your online activity
See who is viewing your page,
Set up auto-delivery of free MP3s
and easily collect addresses.
Centralise your online presence
All your music in one place with
news, gig listings, Youtube and
CRM integration. All coupled with
detailed usage statistics.
We provide you with unparalleled analytics:
Real Time Reporting
View daily sales and streaming reports
from iTunes, eMusic, 7Digital, Beatport,
Deezer, Spotify and many others
Localisation of sales
Understand where your music is selling
on a region-by-region basis
You control and monitor where, when & how your
music is distributed as well as what it costs
Select which stores and
territories to sell your music
in and monitor the status of
distribution in real time.
Engage your fanbase, establish direct relationships
and increase your sales
Build your own fanbase We help you understand your fans You keep your fans engaged
Easily import existing contacts from We organize contests to help you get Transform your fans’ interest into direct
Excel, Gmail, Yahoo! accounts… more information about your fans relationships, generate digital music,
(where they live, who they are, their merchandise and ticket sales… with our
Use the free Believe Widgets to get interests…) advanced emailing tools
more fans and collect data
We centralise this information and make Analyse your returns with open rates, click
it available to you with the tools to rates, purchase rates and more…
contact your fanbase
A dedicated team of online marketing professionals...
Advanced knowledge and experience in online marketing
to coordinate global online purchases
Our pan-European partnership with Google has allowed us
to develop specific widget players compatible with their
advertising network and targeted campaigns to drive
impressions on the most relevant websites and digital sales
through direct links.
A web promotion department in each office
• In contact with all major digital media: YouTube,
DailyMotion, Yahoo, MSN, MySpace, Facebook… and
key music sites and bloggers;
• Experts in maximising the use of social networks in
conjunction with promotion as part of a global release
strategy to maximise sales.
...Combined with trade marketing expertise and marketing-driven
We are the only distributor with the power
to provide Daily sales reports.
• Close working relationships between our
local offices and local teams for the major
digital music services.
• A team dedicated to increasing
HTML widgets with ‘smartlink’ sales • Sales from your back catalogue:
driving, unrivalled analytics and powerful new compilations, special offers,
eCRM capabilities to better understand promotions...
and interact with your fans
See for yourself...
For a limited time, you can get to know Believe for one year
completely free and experience the platform as a ‘light’ user
through our Zimbalam service, usually a pay-to-distribute
Reach a network of dozens of stores, pre-release your music,
check your royalties in real time and more.
Simply upload a release using the code: MMF2010 and
receive 100% of your royalties and pay no fees whatsoever.
So, there you have it. 1 year. 100% royalties. No
fees. What’s next?
Once you’ve had a chance to get to know our basic system, you have three choices:
1/ Stick with Zimbalam! If your release doesn’t need trade marketing or promotion or if
you have the ability to promote your music directly to the key digital stores yourself...
We’ll deduct an annual fee from your sales each year moving forward (and only if it sells)
and you’re free to add as many other releases as you like, for a low up-front fee using our
2/ Take your release down. Not impressed? Looking for a different option? No harm done!
We put your release up for free, we’ll take it down for free too. Just drop us a line and it
will be done.
3/ Or, if you want access to the many additional services and advanced tools available to
you from Believe...
…Get in touch! We’d love to hear from you.
Believe Digital UK
+44 (0) 207 036 8723
Believe Digital UK
+44 (0) 207 036 8724
Trade Marketing & Product Manager
Believe Digital UK
+44 (0) 207 036 8722