RouteNote Sessions’ Top 5 Solo sessions of 2019

We’ve had many incredible artists comes through our studios for RouteNote Sessions this year. As we approach the end of the year, it’s time to reflect on some of the very best.

Over the past year and a half we recorded about 65 individual sessions, with roughly 3 tracks per sessions that’s 190 odd individual tracks!

We have done sessions with bands spanning all genres and backgrounds, rock, indie, reggae, folk, metal, punk, synth-wave you name it.

As an early Christmas pressy, over the next few weeks we are going to be releasing our top picks from particular genres, starting with our Top 5 Solo Session pick!

JAK JAMES – Wicked Game (Chris Isaak Cover) – 0:00
NANA – Crushed Velvet – 3:06
Sam Sweeney – Paragon – 5:51
Jess Clarke – Shadowlands – 9:30
Josh Curnow – Leave a Light on (Tom Walker Cover) – 14:30

These are our top 5 solo sessions. Keep your eyes peeled for many more of our 2019 favourites in the coming weeks!

RouteNote Support Hub is here for all your music distribution help and advice needs

We have launched our new Support Hub with all of the vital information you need when distributing and answers to the most commonly asked questions.

We know there are a lot of questions when you’re distributing music and you want a simple and fast response to any issues. Our new Support Hub is the home for all of the most common issues and queries our artists have so that you have a one-stop hub to come to when you have a problem.

Check it out and save it for any time you have a question from account issues and getting your music out there to payment schedules and details on our YouTube network.

Head to the RouteNote Support Hub here.

RouteNote and TikTok partnership puts independent music on the world’s biggest craze

RouteNote has partnered with TikTok to take your music to the world’s biggest new video craze with over 1 billion users worldwide.

We have partnered with TikTok so that you can upload your music to be used in videos across the world on the new social media sensation taking the world by storm.

TikTok has taken the world by storm with millions around the world creating and uploading their own short video to more than 1 billion people using the app around the world. There are 500 million users on TikTok and 500 million on the Chinese equivalent Douyin. 96 million users are in the US alone.

TikTok lets users upload short videos between 3-15 seconds and share them across 150 markets in 75 languages. It has become an online phenomena with people all around the world sharing videos of them lip-syncing to music and short skits. TikTok creators have massive followings and videos get millions of views every single day.

Send your music to TikTok today for free and let users around the world use your music in their videos. Get paid every time your music is used in a TikTok video.

Your music will be automatically uploaded to TikTok if you have uploaded it to RouteNote. If you would like to opt-out then get in touch at support@routenote.com.

Spotify’s music upload deadline for the holiday period

This holiday period make sure that your music makes it live in time for the new year and festivities and upload before Spotify’s deadline.

Spotify have released their deadlines to ensure that your music is live in time for the 24th-31st December.

Spotify says that music will need to be uploaded 5 business days in advance and updates and takedowns will need to be uploaded 2 business days in advance.

Please make sure that you also allow time for moderation and processing when you upload through RouteNote. Moderation can take between 1-2 weeks so be sure to upload your release with plenty of time in advance if you want it live before the new year.

RouteNote users get more music promotion for free on PUSH.FM

PUSH.FM is a great new way to take your music to the next step and if you’re a RouteNote user you get extra benefits all for free.

If you haven’t heard the news; we at RouteNote recently launched PUSH.FM as an entirely new platform to promote your music in unique and exciting new ways. Here’s what you can do with a free PUSH.FM account and what extra benefits you get when you have a free RouteNote account.

Pre-Saves

You want to build hype for your music before it officially comes out. With a Pre-Save campaign you can send your fans to Spotify, Deezer, and Apple Music to save your new release into their library ready for the big day.

So the people who love your music are ready to listen the moment your music drops.

Fan Links

When it comes to streaming music, listeners have many options for where to go. This can make it hard when you’re sharing your music, because which link do you choose to share?

When you create a Fan Links page with PUSH.FM we compile as many links to different streaming services and music stores as we can onto one, sexy looking page.

RouteNote Users Bonus Features

If you have a free RouteNote account then you get even more when you use PUSH.FM for free.

Instead of of just 1 free Pre-Save page you can get as many as 5! As well as 30 active Fan Links to use at your leisure.

If you enjoy using PUSH.FM then you can sign up to a Premium account and gain access to unlimited Fan Links and Pre-Saves for your music.

This is only the start and we can’t wait to bring you even more exciting opportunities to take your music to the next level with PUSH.FM.

Head to PUSH.FM now and sign up to Premium to unleash the true potential of your music.

Apple Music and iTunes upload deadlines for Nov & Dec 2019

With the holiday season approaching make sure you know the deadlines for Apple’s music services if you’re looking to get your music online by the end of the year.

If you plan on releasing music on Apple Music and the iTunes Store between November 22, 2019, and January 3, 2020, remember to check the following delivery deadlines:

Release DateDelivery Deadline
November 22, 2019  Friday, November 15, 2019 (PST)
November 29, 2019Friday, November 15, 2019 (PST)
December 6, 2019Friday, November 22, 2019 (PST)
December 13, 2019Friday, December 6, 2019   (PST)
December 20, 2019Friday, December 6, 2019   (PST)
December 27, 2019Friday, December 13, 2019 (PST)
January 3, 2020Friday, December 13, 2019 (PST)


These apply for Apple’s schedule so if you want your music release for any of these dates then you should allow 2 weeks prior to the deadline for moderation from RouteNote. We aim to release music as soon as possible after upload.

Facebook and Instagram Music Service Expands to the Netherlands, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Romania and Slovakia

Facebook has just announced that their music service will be expanding to seven new countries – the Netherlands, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Romania and Slovakia.

This expansion will begin today and Facebook and Instagram users will now be able to see your music within those territories.

Music is now available on Facebook-owned products in over 30 countries across EMEA.

RouteNote artists that have selected Facebook for distribution, their music will now be available automatically in all their new territories.

You can pay for RouteNote Premium on debit and credit card now

We know how important it is to have options in this day and age. That’s why we’ve added card payments as an option for paying for Premium.

When you release your music through RouteNote you have the option to choose to release it for free and keep 85% of the earnings or pay a small upfront cost to receive 100% of everything that your music earns.

Now when you pay you can choose to do so using PayPal or with your credit or debit card using Stripe. The choice is yours!