Migrating from BeatStars Distribution to Soundrop: It’s Not Over Yet?

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Hello, everyone! Today, I’d like to discuss the ongoing process of migrating from BeatStars Distribution to Soundrop, which is turning out to be more complicated than I initially thought.


I had released several hundred tracks through BeatStars Distribution but decided to switch to Soundrop for various reasons, mainly because of the flexible features that Soundrop offers.

The ISRC Misunderstanding

I was told by BeatStars Distribution’s support that after migrating to Soundrop, I could use the same ISRC (International Standard Recording Code) for my releases. However, when I tried it out, I received an error message stating, “You are already using this ISRC for another track. Please use another ISRC or select the old track from your catalog.”

Initially, I thought, “Oh, so all I need to do is select the track from my existing catalog!”

The ‘Migration In Progress’ Dilemma

But when I attempted to do so, I found that a large number of my tracks were still marked as “(Migration In Progress).” In other words, the migration process was not yet complete.

The Never-ending Migration?

It’s been several months since the migration started, and the fact that it’s still not complete is quite surprising. As it stands, releasing new tracks on the new platform seems difficult.

What Next?

Ultimately, it looks like I will have to wait until all tracks marked “Migration In Progress” have either disappeared or successfully migrated before I can try resolving the ISRC issue again.


Migration can be a complex process and may take longer than expected. However, there should be ways to navigate these challenges. I’ll keep you updated if there are any developments on this front.

That’s all for today. For those of you facing the daunting task of migration, hang in there!

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