Outside In Music, a record label operated by jazz trombonist Nick Finzer, is offering a solution to the coronavirus-related hurdles artists are encountering in releasing their newest recordings. For musicians who need the assistance, Outside In is offering a white-label media service that will access digital streaming platforms (DSPs), as well as other artist services for new music, at a deferred cost.
“If you are a musician who has been making the most of their quarantine time,” Finzer explained in a statement, “and needs some help with getting their music up and posted on all of the DSPs quickly (with proper turnaround time, of course) … Outside In Music might just be the thing you’ve been looking for.”
The company offers to set up a direct conduit to DSPs for artists who have new recordings ready for release but whose lack of employment during coronavirus quarantines has left them without cash on hand to pay for back-end and distribution service. Outside In Music will get the music posted on the DSPs, help with metadata, pitch it to the DSPs’ playlist curators, and perform other artist services. Outside In Music will defer all costs for these services until after they have been rendered.
In addition, because it is a white-label operation, Outside In will not put its name on any front-end aspect of the release, nor take any stake in copyright, publishing, or other intellectual property of the artist.
The offer includes digital distribution only; no physical release or PR campaign is included.