NOTE: As of May 2020, TuneCore is no longer distributing new releases to Slacker Radio. If your distribution was live on Slacker Radio prior to May 2020 it will remain live and you may still collect revenue from streams. New distributions will no longer be sent to Slacker Radio.
Slacker Radio makes it easy for fans to discover, share and purchase your music. Delivering hundreds of hand-crafted stations that adapt to listener’s tastes, Slacker allows users to lean back and enjoy a DJ-created mix of the biggest artists, indie favorites, and tomorrow’s stars.
Slacker is available on every major smartphone and tablet platform, from Android and iOS to Blackberry and Windows, plus Smart TVs, consumer electronics devices and in the car. Slacker is also the only digital music service with one-touch billing agreements with every major wireless carrier in North America, making music easier than ever to purchase.
- All content delivered to Slacker will be available to their Premium Radio subscribers only. Once Slacker receives additional artist information from Rovi , the music will then be available to all Slacker listeners.
- Slacker may not make your content available if they are unable to clear the necessary publishing rights.
Please note that your music may not be available for streaming on Slacker Radio until Slacker is able to license certain music publishing rights for the underlying musical composition(s) of your sound recording(s).
Stores and streaming services like Slacker Radio lean on companies such as Music Reports Inc. and the Harry Fox Agency to clear those rights. Therefore, in certain cases, your music can’t go live on Slacker Radio until whomever publishes the musical composition behind your music is registered with these companies.
If you both wrote and self-published the music you’re distributing, you’re welcome to sign up for TuneCore’s Publishing Administration service . Once you sign up, TuneCore will, on your behalf, take care of getting your music properly registered and licensed to be streamed and sold in any major store.
Go Live Time
It takes 1-3 business days for content to go live in Slacker.
Slacker Territories (Where Music Sells)
Slacker is available in the US and Canada, where Slacker comes pre-installed on millions of smartphones and consumer electronics devices, in addition to being available for free in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.
How Slacker Sells Your Music
Does Slacker sell your music via?:
Pay Rate (How Much Slacker Pays You)
When a subscriber streams your music, you get paid a proportionate share of Slacker's subscription revenue per month calculated on terms set out in TuneCore's blanket agreement with the store (this usually excludes streams during a subscriber's free trial). Payments will fluctuate each month, depending on the amount of subscription revenue generated and how often your music was streamed.
GOOD TO KNOW: We've built our TuneCore Music Publishing Administration to get songwriters (the person or entity that controls the copyright to the lyrics and melody of the composition) all their royalties from sales and use of their compositions around the world. To learn more about the additional separate royalties you earn as a Songwriter, see our Publishing Administration Help section.