RouteNote’s new and improved artwork upload page

We’ve updated our ‘Upload Artwork’ page to look better, work better and prepare to make your cover art even better quality on stores.

When you log in to www.routenote.com and upload your music you’ll notice we have a new and improved page to upload your artwork from that looks fresh and makes it easier to use.

Tired of rooting through folders to find your artwork? Upload your image by simply dragging and dropping the file into the page with new Drag and Drop support.

You’ll also notice a message warning you that our requirements for cover art dimensions will be changing soon. 

Next month we will require the dimensions of your artwork image to be 3000px instead of 1425px to ensure the highest quality on stores.

Until then you can still upload anything between 1425px and 3000px dimensions if it is exactly square.

RouteNote and NetEase are take your music to 600+ million new listeners

Take your music to one of the biggest music streaming services in China and the world with free distribution to NetEase Cloud Music.

NetEase Cloud Music is a giant force in China’s emerging digital music scene. It is known alongside Tencent as one of the ‘Big 3’ of China’s music streaming, claiming more than 600 million users listen to music on NetEase.

They offering freemium streaming with paid services for extra features, a bit like a Chinese Spotify. Their catalogue of music counts over 10 million songs and we’ll be helping to boost that even higher with your music .

Distribute to one of China’s top streaming services for free with RouteNote and find a whole new audience of over 600 million people. It’s simple to get your music worldwide without spending a penny when you sign up at www.routenote.com.

Don’t worry about your existing releases if you’ve already uploaded music through us – if you’ve selected Kanjian then it will already have been sent to China’s top streaming services. If you didn’t then get in touch at support@routenote.com and we can make sure your music is taken across the world and where you want it.

Sign up at www.routenote.com and distribute your music to all the top stores and streaming services for free.

RouteNote partners with China’s biggest music streaming services through Tencent

We are thrilled to announce that Tencent Music Entertainment will be joining our ever-growing list of partners.

Tencent Music Entertainment are leading the way for digital music in China. Their massively popular apps include QQ Music, Kugou, and Kuwo with over 700 million active users and 120 million paying subscribers coming to them for their music fix in the China.

We are excited to be working with Tencent to take independent artists and labels’ music from all over the world to the biggest music streaming services in China. China has emerged as one of the biggest adopters of digital music services and people love it. It’s definitely not a country to miss out on when getting your music worldwide.

When you distribute your music through RouteNote you can now select Tencent in the stores list and your music will be sent to all of the top streaming services in China.

Don’t worry about your existing releases if you’ve already uploaded music through us – if you’ve selected Kanjian then it will already have been sent to China’s top streaming services. If you didn’t then get in touch at support@routenote.com and we can make sure your music is taken across the world and where you want it.

Sign up at www.routenote.com and distribute your music to all the top stores and streaming services for free.

USP Studios bring kids’ favourite music to streaming services worldwide with RouteNote

USP Studios joins the RouteNote family to bring their beloved and sensational music to even more children around the world. With over 1 BILLION monthly views, kids and fans are tuning in around the world every month to watch their fun cartoons and educational songs, now they can listen whenever they want.

USP joins the RouteNote family to get their music heard worldwide through our global distribution channels. We are thrilled to be working with USP Studios to bring their music to all of the world’s favourite streaming services including Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer, and many more so kids around the world can stream their favourite songs anytime and anywhere.

With over 1 billion views on YouTube alone, kids and fans are tuning in around the world every month to watch their fun/favorite cartoons and educational songs, USP Studios strengthens its fan base with a total of over 30 billion views across their 60,000+ videos. In just 5 years, they have over 50 animated characters under their purview helping them gain over 50 million subscribers. USP studios promises to form a bond with both the parents and the kids who are an audience to their content, with over 32 languages online.

USP Studios are a favourite of kids all over the world, creating meaningful content that engages, entertains and educates children all over the world. USP Studios brings their unique brand of ‘EduTainment’ content and with more than 30 billion views and 50 million subscribers across their channels around the world they are clearly connecting with kids in a brand new way that they can’t get enough of.

USP Studios founder, Mr. Uday Singh Phoolka says: “At USP, we are committed to creating and delivering quality content that engages with our diverse audience and strengthens our goal of meaningful education through entertainment for kids. We constantly strive towards growing our presence in different markets and are thrilled to partner with a distribution giant like RouteNote to amplify our content and help reach a wider audience around the world. Combining our offerings with their network strength is an association we hope proves fruitful for many years to come.”

Steven Finch, RouteNote’s founder and CEO, added: “Children’s music is a very important part of the music landscape and we are thrilled to start working with USP studios to bring their massively popular catalogue to the world. Uday and his team have created some amazing brands for Children’s music on YouTube and beyond. It’s an honour to represent their music as part of the RouteNote family.”

Whether you’re getting 10 views or 10 billion views, at RouteNote we are constantly striving to achieve our mission to give everyone the same opportunities online.  Artists and labels of all sizes can come to RouteNote for full control and transparency, managing where your music goes online and staying in the loop – always. Just head here and sign up for free: www.routenote.com.

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RouteNote holiday schedules for the festive season 2018

The festive season is here and that means our offices will be closed for a short while whilst we get ready for an even bigger year of opportunities and music in 2019.

Our offices will be closed from the 22nd December to the 2nd January as we recuperate after a long and brilliant year in 2018. There may be a delay in the time we can moderate your releases and get them on to the top stores and streaming services around the world whilst we are away.

Once we are back on the 2nd we will jump straight into your releases and emails to make sure that you have to wait as little time as possible to share your music with the world.

We wish you all a happy holidays and look forward to returning in the new year to continue bringing your music to the world.

RouteNote’s new live sessions for independent artists featured in the paper

This week we were ecstatic to see our new RouteNote Sessions in the Parlour studio had made the paper with an interview with our wonderful coordinator Ed speaking on how we are providing new opportunities to artists. The sessions offer professional recordings, awesome looking videos and are a great opportunity to reach entirely new audiences.

We started recording bands and artists in the Parlour studio in September of this year and we have been overjoyed with the response. Releasing new sessions every week we offer something for everyone no matter your musical palette. The sessions are only going to get bigger and better in 2019 and we can’t wait to bring you more amazing bands and artists and see our vision expand and evolve.

Check out some of our favourites so far:

Find all of the sessions on our Facebook and YouTube channels. You can also listen to every session on all streaming services.

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South Korea is the next stop for your music with YG and RouteNote

We are very happy to announce our newest partnership with YG Entertainment, the mega-label behind Gangnam Style, bringing your music to the millions of music lovers in South Korea.

Your music deserves to be heard worldwide in every corner of this blue and green globe and our newest partnership will take your music to over 10 million new potential listeners. Our newest partnership with YG Entertainment allows you to send your music to two of their massive music services, Vibe and Naver.

YG Entertainment are a super-label in South Korea responsible for the viral online hit Gangnam Style – a perfect example of their massive influence. Take your music to new territories and audiences on Vibe and Naver Music and who knows, you could have the next global hit spreading through speakers like Psy.

South Korea are big music lovers, Naver Music alone has 10 million listeners coming to them for the latest and greatest music fix. We have been helping you get your music to South Korea through Melon and Bugs, two of the leaders in online music for the country. Now that we’re taking your music to YG’s popular Vibe and Naver services no-one in South Korea needs to miss out on your music.

YG is now available to select when you upload your release to take your music to fresh ears and new territories. All previously uploaded releases will automatically be sent to YG. If you would rather we didn’t send any of your releases to Vibe and Naver then please get in touch with support@routenote.com with your UPC(s) and our team will ensure you’re only on the stores and streaming services you want to be.

Artists make money on Facebook & Instagram with RouteNote

We have partnered with Facebook to give artists the chance to get paid for their music with an audience of over 1 billion people around the world. Instagram Stories also just got worth watching with your music as the soundtrack.

Earlier this year we partnered with Facebook so that artists who upload through RouteNote can get paid every time their music is used in Facebook’s massively popular videos. We have also partnered with Instagram so that no matter what social platform your music finds itself on you as an artist are getting the money you deserve.

Instagrammers around the world can find your music to soundtrack their life on their Instagram Stories, opening your music up to brand new audiences from all corners of the globe. Instagram Stories are massive right now and people are uploading to them all the time and your music could be behind all of them!

Adding your music to Facebook’s content library is as simple as uploading it to any of our other partners. When you upload your release to us simply select Facebook in the store list and then once your release has been accepted we’ll send it over to Facebook and Instagram and get your music worldwide.

All existing releases will be automatically added to Facebook so if you want your old releases on there, we’ve got you covered. HOWEVER this only applies if your release has been approved for YouTube Content ID in the past. If not then it is as simple as heading to your release on your RouteNote account and selecting Facebook as a store and we’ll get that sent over for you.

So don’t wait around, share your music with the world. Billions of people on all of the top music streaming services, the best download stores in the world, and now the biggest social media networks can listen to your music. Best of all, it’s all entirely FREE with RouteNote.

RouteNote – Revenue Sharing – Completely Free Automated Revenue Sharing and Accounting System for Artists and Labels

RouteNote has officially launched our Revenue Sharing program up to all RouteNote artists. Revenue Sharing allows artists to share royalties from any release with another artist within the RouteNote platform. Revenue Sharing is a completely automated system and you never need to worry about spending time and resource on difficult accounting ever again.

What is Revenue Sharing

Revenue Sharing is a completely automated accounting system within RouteNote. Revenue Sharing allows artists to share royalties from tracks and albums with any other artists, anywhere in the world.

Where Can I Find Revenue Sharing?

Revenue Sharing can be found within your RouteNote account under Artist Services > Revenue Sharing.

What Information is Required for Revenue Sharing?

Artists or Labels will need to have the release they want to Revenue Share already uploaded in the RouteNote platform. Once that is done, head over to the Revenue Sharing page where you will be asked for the following information:

  • UPC Code of the release
  • ISRC Codes for the releases
  • RouteNote Username/s of the accounts in which you want to split revenues with. (All artists need to have their own RouteNote account)
  • Percentages you wish to give each RouteNote artist

How Long Will It Take to Go Live? 

Each Revenue Split request is checked and then will be added automatically within 72 hours. Once added you will be able to see your releases live in your Distribution Page > Discography > Featured On section.

Will I Be Notified If It Doesn’t Go Live? 

Yes. You will only be notified if there is an issue with the Revenue Split request.

 

RouteNote aims to create useful tools for artists and labels alike and we hope that Revenue Sharing is a great addition to the platform. RouteNote is one of the very few digital music distributors that offer a completely automated revenue sharing system for artists and independent labels.

RouteNote – What is Music Distribution? (Video)

RouteNote.com is a FREE and premium digital music distribution service where artists and labels of all sizes can upload to the world’s top music services (Spotify, iTunes, etc.).

RouteNote’s aim is to provide independent musicians with the same opportunities as major label artists.

Join our movement here! https://routenote.com/signup_page/design