How to make sure your music is uploaded before the Holidays 2017

The holidays are upon us and that means some changes to our schedule for uploading your music as we get ready for a small festive break to get us rared up for another year of amazing music.

Here’s all you need to know to make sure your music is up when you want it before the new year:

To get your release on stores by
12/8/2017
12/15/2017
12/22/2017
12/29/2017
1/5/2018
Upload to RouteNote by
November 28th, 2017 (PST)
December 5th, 2017 (PST)
December 5th, 2017 (PST)
December 12th, 2017 (PST)
December 12th, 2017 (PST)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           If you upload your music after these dates then we cannot assure your release(s) will be uploaded by the release date you desire.
Due to an increase of uploads over the holidays we recommend that you do not make changes between the 20th December and the 1st January 2018. We will be back to usual in the New Year.

Introducing ShoeBox Collection: The new home to the best of RouteNote music

We would like to welcome you to our new YouTube channel featuring the latest and greatest music coming from RouteNote.

At RouteNote we distribute thousands of amazing artists from the massively popular to fresh faces just entering the music industry to music services around the world. With the amount of brilliant tunes we hear every day we want to share the love with you! That’s why we bring you ShoeBox Collection.

We already have Outertone, our collection of incredible electronic music and artists. Now with ShoeBox Collection we have a new hub for all of the outstanding bands playing rock, shoegaze, ambient, indie, post-punk and alternative music.

You can catch all the latest music coming out of ShoeBox on our new YouTube channel and the new Spotify playlist where awesome new tracks will be added regularly.

We’ve just started ShoeBox and we hope you will think it is as great as we do, so go and check out some great music as we build a new platform for getting our excellent artists heard. If you’re a band making music then upload your music at https://routenote.com today for your very own chance to feature on the ShoeBox Collection too!

This is a collection of our favourite bands that we love to hear come through RouteNote, and we think you’ll love them too!

Check out some of our music so far and subscribe to the ShoeBox Collection channel!

Follow ShoeBox Collection on Spotify!

Stay in the mix with all the latest coming out of ShoeBox Collection by following the official Facebook and Twitter.

RouteNote partners with South Korea’s MelOn music store

RouteNote are thrilled to announce a new partnership with MelOn, bringing our global roster of talented artists to South Korea.

MelOn is a South Korean music store that has been running since 2004 and owned by LOEN Entertainment since 2009. MelOn has an impressive 2.3 million users just in South Korea who download and stream music from MelOn’s music service.

What does this mean as a RouteNote user?

This simply means that there is one more store and another few million people who you can distribute your music to, for free, and get heard even further around the world. All previous releases will automatically be uploaded to MelOn so you don’t need to do anything and your music will get a whole new audience!

If you would like to opt-out of your music being added to MelOn please email support@routenote.com with your username.

What is MelOn?

MelOn aren’t just a music service but a major influence in South Korea’s unique music consumption. In 2013 they were ranked as the 3rd most influential entity in K-pop – South Korea’s broad and massively popular musical “genre”. MelOn’s name is an acronym for Melody On.

MelOn can be accessed through a variety of devices including digital cameras, as well as the expected smartphones, digital audio players and portable media players. Users can enjoy features such as language and images on the desired song or album, SNS sharing, music listening, music video playback and download, mobile phone music transfer, and iTunes integration. Melon also allows you create custom ringtones – which is pretty cool.

MelOn have won a variety of awards since launching 13 years ago, including:


Sign up to RouteNote for free today and get you music on all the top music stores and services, including: Spotify, iTunes, TIDAL, Google Play, Amazon, and many more

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Alan Walker up for British Single of the year at BRIT Awards

RouteNote are massively proud to announce that one of the biggest acts on our services, Alan Walker is up for a BRIT Award for British Single of the year!

RouteNote were thrilled to see today that the excellent producer and DJ, Alan Walker is up for British Single of the Year at the BRIT Awards. Alan Walker is one of the many artists RouteNote are proud to have on our various platforms. The Norwegian producer broke out in 2015 with his hit single Faded which peaked at number 1 in the charts for over 10 companies and has since been building his reputation as one of the world’s top DJs.

Now at just age 19 the incredibly talented producer Alan Walker will be up against other major acts including Calvin Harris, Coldplay, Tinie Tempah, Zayn and more of the world’s biggest artists for British Single of the year. The shortlist was announced a week before Alan Walker made a giant win at the Norwegian Grammy’s, winning Song of the Year for his hit single ‘Faded’.

Speaking on his Facebook profile Walker said: “Extremely happy to get a nomination for British Single of the Year at BRIT Awards! Thank you so much!”

The 2017 Brit Awards will take place at The O2 in London on 22nd February and will mark the 37th annual awards ceremony for the British Phonographic Industry. The awards will be hosted by X Factor host Dermot O’Leary and The Voice host Emma Willis.

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Alan Walker

Website – alanwalker.no/?music

YouTube – youtube.com/user/DjWalkzz

Facebook – facebook.com/alanwalkermusic

Twitter – twitter.com/IAmAlanWalker


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RouteNote lets you distribute your music to all of the major stores and services, including Pandora, Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play, iTunes, Amazon, Tidal and many more!

Sign up free today at www.routenote.com.

RouteNote Offices closed for the holidays, back on January 3rd

The holiday season is upon us again and whether or not you celebrate Christmas it’s a time to come together and appreciate what we have, as the RouteNote team will be.

It’s been an incredible year for RouteNote this year. We’ve seen record numbers of new users and tracks and every day our artists cease to surprise and amaze us with their fantastic music from all corners of the earth, covering all genres imaginable.

Now it’s time for us to take a quick break so we’re ready to take on all the great new music you guys have to offer in the new year.

The RouteNote offices will be closed from the 23rd December to the 3rd January.
We will be unable to respond to emails and uploads until we return.

So thanks to all of our lovely users for making 2016 our best year yet and here’s to an even bigger year in 2017!

Happy Holidays!

RouteNote Upload Deadline for December 2016 Holidays

The holiday season is fast approaching and to prepare for office closures both here and at the retailers, we are updating you some upload deadlines.

General Uploads
There will be some disruption to content publishing throughout November and December, which could lead to extended waiting periods. The final deadline to guarantee placement at the retailers before Christmas is 2nd December.

Release Dates
For any release dates between 16th December – 6th January, the deadline for upload is 15th November.

Any content uploaded for distribution later than these dates risks delayed releasing periods.

Office Closures
The RouteNote offices will be closed 23rd December, reopening 3rd January. During this time and for the following 2 weeks, we are expecting delayed responses to support queries and content moderation.
Please bear with us as we shake off the holiday hangover and get back to helping you make money!

We think we’ve covered everything, however, if you still have questions or would like to get in touch, please email support@routenote.com or create a ticket on-site.

RouteNote partner with new store Kanjian to help artists reach wider audiences

RouteNote are very happy to announce a new store partnership with Kanjian that will help spread RouteNote artists’ music to even wider audiences around the world.

Kanjian Music is home to the biggest catalog of indie music in all of Asia, and RouteNote’s partnership with Kanjian will make that catalog even bigger. Just like RouteNote Kanjian’s primary aim is to support independent and up-and-coming artists from around the world.

Kanjian was founded in Shanghai in 2013 an is now the home to 1 million tracks from over 5,000 labels and 40,000+ musicians and provides unique marketing opportunities to help smaller artists gain exposure around the globe.

RouteNote look forward to a long and fruitful partnership with our new friends at Kanjian helping independent artists get their music heard worldwide.

As a RouteNote artist, to make your music available through Kanjian you simply need to check it under the store selection on your release. Older music from RouteNote artists will be added to Kanjian on an opt-out basis, if you do not want your music on this service please get in contact at support@routenote.com.

Update on RouteNote SoundCloud Network Track Visuals

SoundCloud are due to announce the discontinuation of the track visual offer associated with our Unlimited platform on SoundCloud.
Any visuals that have been implemented before July the 1st will not be affected, but unfortunately, any visual submitted after that date will not be implemented,  so please submit all visuals before the 1st July (Friday.) We will try our upmost to ensure these visuals are implemented.
Our unlimited tier still offers featured profiles, unlimited upload capacity, track monetization and clickable links.
Please email Soundcloud@routenote.com with any questions or concerns.