Anti-Joy is a worldwide music distribution company founded in 2020 by Danish software engineer and entrepreneur Jonas Madsen. Anti-Joy offers artists, bands, labels, and rights-holders the tools to distribute, sell, and promote their music in online digital stores, such as Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, YouTube, and 150+ more. Anti-Joy also provides tools that help fight against illegal use of rights-holders music, powered by YouTube Content ID, Facebook Content ID, Audible Magic, and Gracenote.
Anti-Joy was developed in early 2020 by Jonas Madsen and launched in early 2021. The project was originally a part of a record label founded by Jonas Madsen in 2019, which later dissolved due to the sheer interest in pursuing Anti-Joy as its own thing. Anti-Joy didn’t start taking off before late 2021. At the start of 2022, Anti-Joy was subject to massive growth and now works with over 25.000 artists worldwide. Anti-Joy has worked with artists both minor and major. One of the more notable things about Anti-Joy is how they offer a premium distribution experience and exceptional customer service, starting at a low annual fee. Anti-Joy believes in three fundamental values: accessibility, transparency, and letting the artist keep 100% of their royalties and rights.
Anti-Joy is a new and very innovative business. Their goal is to become an all-in-one music distribution service, not limited to just the distribution part. Features such as selling merchandise, distributing physical products such as vinyl, getting music mastered by AI, creating promo art are just some of the many features that Anti-Joy launched in 2022.