At midnight this morning I was wide awake making sure that my new single Grace had been released on streaming services throughout the world.

Imagine my delight when I realised that it had been released everywhere except on the world’s largest streaming service Spotify. You could listen to the song on my website, on Apple Music, Amazon, Deezer, YouTube, everywhere except Spotify.

It turns out that my distributor CD Baby had not correctly loaded it to Spotify and it further turns out that it could be another seven days before it’s available on Spotify.

CD Baby have kindly pointed out that I could have checked this had I known exactly how to delve into the secret areas of their website. In return I have pointed out to CD Baby that they should have ensured the song was available on the one streaming service everyone wants to be on. We’ve had to reluctantly agree to differ about the rights and wrongs of this, but flippin’ ‘eck CD Baby you’ve really let me down.

Last year I released four singles and an album through CD Baby with absolutely no issues whatsoever. This year I’ve released three singles through them and each one has had issues that have caused me to delay hitting social media to launch the song.

What these distributors fail to understand or appreciate is that releasing a song is the culmination of a lot of hard work, effort and expense. It’s a big day for the artist even if no-one else in the world gives a damn. That’s ruined when they fail to do the job they’re being paid to do.

So thanks a bunch CD Baby for royally screwing my day up.

You can listen to Grace here, just not on Spotify – yet.

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