Music distribution deals on the other hand are deals mostly between music distribution companies and record labels which give such companies the license to sell such record label's products(obviously songs).Such deals are clearly spelt out based on the agreement between parties involved.
Music distribution deal percentages are basically based on the terms of agreement between the record label and the music distribution company. The distributor sells and takes a percentage of the income generated, whether fixed or not, based on the terms of agreement. The distribution company can sometimes adopt both the responsibility of manufacturing and distribution.
In such a case, the percentage of the total income due to the distribution company would be a combination of the manufacturing and distributive role played by such a distribution company. Distribution deals for independent artists have been a very significant way of publicizing their songs.
In this light, distribution companies must endeavor to have a very good market strategy so as to win the hearts of the consumers. They can in simple terms be said to play the wholesaler role in the chain of production as it is through them that music productions flow from the producer(artist in this context)to the consumers.