FREQUENTLY ASKED

QUESTIONS

WHAT IS HRDRV?

HRDRV is a creative services company and distribution administrator. This means we provide our artists with free cover art, visualizers, production, discounted mixing/mastering, logo design, mentorship, distribution to major streaming platforms and more. We are not a PR, booking, publishing or management company. We do of course promote our artists' music through our own channels, but our primary focus is to make their music product shine aesthetically and sonically. Through that creative help we aim to bring our artists more revenue, exposure and opportunities.

WE ARE NOT A PR COMPANY. Meaning you will still have to promote your music yourself. We do promote our artists' music on all of our channels, however our main focus is distribution administration and providing the best creative services to make your music shine in the marketplace.

WE ARE NOT A BOOKING AGENCY. Meaning we do not book you shows or tours. We do however present opportunities for our artists to perform at HRDRV sponsored events, parties, and tours.

WE ARE NOT A MANAGEMENT COMPANY. Meaning you can seek management elsewhere. You are never obligated to share your personal plans for your music with us, although we would love to hear about it and help you reach your goals! 

WE ARE NOT A PUBLISHER. Meaning you must sign up with a PRO like BMI or ASCAP to collect your performance royalties.

HOW DO I SIGN UP?

Easy! Visit www.hrdrv.com/join

HOW LONG DO SERVICES TAKE TO TO BE COMPLETED?

Cover artwork and visualizers take 10 days or less. Mix/masters take 7 days or less. We upload your songs for distribution within 2 days of your request. You can pay a small fee for expedited services.

HOW MANY REVISIONS DO I GET?

We offer 1 free revision on cover artwork, visualizers and mix/masters. Additional revision rates vary based on time and effort required. 

WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN JOINING AS A SONGWRITER, ARTIST, OR PRODUCER?

Artists get way more services! Songwriters have access to the track library and community, that's about it. Producers receive a personal track folder for our artists to pick from and they have access to the community as well.

HOW MUCH IS IT AND WHAT'S THE CATCH?

It's $59/mo for a Pro account (or $549/year) or $19/mo for a Lite account. You can see the differences by clicking here. Good news - there's no catch! Our artists own all of their publishing and we just take 5% of streaming royalties on Pro uploads, or 10% on Lite uploads. You are also NEVER required to distribute your music with us. Plus, the deal is non-exclusive...meaning you can partner with any other companies or labels while working with us.

DO I HAVE TO RELEASE ALL OF MY MUSIC WITH HRDRV?

No. Our deal with our artists is non-exclusive. You can use any of our services individually at any time (cover art, distribution admin, mixing/mastering, etc.) and are not required to release through our label.

DO I HAVE TO GET ARTWORK AND MIXES APPROVED?

​We only need to approve artwork and mixes on the music we upload and distribute for you. If you are releasing music on your own, we do not need to approve anything. However, you are NEVER permitted to list HRDRV as the label on any releases we do not upload.

WHAT IS A VISUALIZER?

It’s a 15-30 second clip with your cover art and release date or “coming soon" on it. Not a lyric video unfortunately. 

CAN I USE THE CREATIVE SERVICES FOR SONGS HRDRV DOESN'T UPLOAD?

Yes, absolutely.

AM I REQUIRED TO PUT "HRDRV" ON THE COVER ART AND/OR VISUALS I PUT OUT?

Not at all! But you're welcome to if you'd like to.

IF I MEET A PRODUCER THROUGH HRDRV AND THEY SEND ME SOMETHING OUTSIDE OF THE PRODUCTION LIBRARY, WOULD I BE REQUIRED TO UPLOAD THROUGH HRDRV?

If the track was not in our production library already then no, you do not need to upload it through HRDRV. If the producer sent a track not in the folder, you would not need to upload through us.

HOW DO I DISTRIBUTE MY MUSIC WITH HRDRV?

We've made it easy for our artists to distribute with us. If you are already signed up and logged in, you can upload your music any time by clicking "Distribution" on your Artist Services page.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF UPLOADING THROUGH HRDRV VS. INDEPENDENTLY?

If uploaded through us, we post about your release on our socials and shop it for TV/Film sync if applicable. That’s currently the only difference!

 

I CAN'T ACCESS ARTIST SERVICES

The Artist Services tab is reserved for our artists only. If you are not an artist with us then you will not have access to that part of the site. If you are logged in and still have an issue with access, please email us.

HOW DO I CANCEL MY MEMBERSHIP?

We'd hate to see you go! But cancelling is easy. Just click here. After cancellation, you will be unable to re-join HRDRV for at least 3 months. This policy is to ensure that artists do not come in and out just for discounted services. If there's anything we can do to better assist you please let us know. If you've already released music with us, it will not be deleted from stores (unless you ask us to).