Frequently asked questions
What is HRDRV?
HRDRV is a creative services and distribution administration company. 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.
How do I sign up?
Easy! Visit www.hrdrv.com/join
What's the difference between joining as an artist, songwriter, or producer?
How much is it and what's the catch?
Am I required to put "HRDRV" on the cover artwork and visuals I put out?
If I meet a producer through HRDRV and they send me something outside of the production library, would I be required to upload the song through HRDRV?
How do I cancel my membership?
We'd hate to see you go! But cancelling is easy. Just visit www.hrdrv.com/cancel
Can I get a refund?
Unfortuantely, we have a NO REFUND POLICY. This means, if you would like to cancel your HRDRV membership and you let your subscription renew, that is not on us. If you have forgotten about your subscription, that is not on us. We want our artists to be responsible and aware of their finances at all times. It is clearly stated in our terms that we do not offer refunds. These are terms that everyone agrees to if they sign up.
Is HRDRV involved with the development of music and branding?
We have branding services (message development, logo design, website design etc), but that is an additional purchase. Anything additional is always majorly discounted. As for development of the music, just depends what you need! Always reach out to us.
What else does HRDRV offer?
Releasing Your Music
Do I have to release all of my music through 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 my artwork and mixes approved by HRDRV before releasing?
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 you upload somewhere on your own.
How do I distribute my music with HRDRV?
We've made it super 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 to any briefs we receive from our sync partners. That's currently the only difference!
What's the difference between a pre-save link and pre-order link?
How long do services take to be completed?
Cover artwork, visualizers, and mixing/mastering take 10 days or less per service. We upload your songs for distribution within 2 days of your request. You can pay a small fee for expedited services.
What is a visualizer?
A visualizer is a 10-30 second clip with your cover art and release date or "coming soon" text on it. We do lyric videos too! Each service is listed in your Artist Services portal.
Can I use HRDRV's creative services for songs I don't release through HRDRV?
Yes, absolutely! You can use our services independently of one another.
What are the costs of logos and website design for HRDRV members?
Logos start at $60. Website design is $99 (does not include the plan and domain name)
What is the "Music Review" service?
You send your music in, we listen, and send back review.
I can't access my services! Says I don't have permission to access page.
Please make sure you are signed in with the CORRECT email address - sometimes members are logged into Facebook or a different Gmail account than their HRDRV login. Double check.