Make Waves accounts are free to use. There is no monthly or annual subscription or different plans offering different features. You could sign up and get your music out for free right now. The only thing we ask for is 5% of your revenue and we hold back the first 4000 streams on a yearly basis.
It doesn’t matter whether this is a single, EP or album.
You don’t have to pay anything upfront. Make Waves will pay out 95% of your royalties and use the remaining 5% to cover processing, transaction and accounting costs.
There is a balance in your Make Waves account where you can request a payout, under 'Wallet'. You can request this at any time you want when your balance is over 10 EUR / USD / GBP. It normally takes only a few working days for the money to arrive in your bank or PayPal account.
You can expect to start receiving your generated royalties around 2-3 months after a release has gone live.