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

Get Your Music into Amazon Music Unlimited in Canada for Free

Amazon recently announced that they are launching Amazon Music Unlimited in Canada. Amazon Music Unlimited is Amazon’s attempt to compete with Spotify, Apple Music and others.

Amazon is offering a free 90—day trial of its premium subscription tier to Canadians, after which Prime members will pay CDN $8 a month or CDN $79 a year, or CDN $15 a month for a family plan. Additionally, there is a single-echo plan which costs CDN $4 a month.

Amazon Music Unlimited is now live in more than 40 countries.

If your music is already live in Amazon Music via RouteNote then your music will automatically become available on Amazon Music Unlimited in Canada. If your not, then you can signup to RouteNote for Free and start adding your music today!

Artists upload FLAC FREE to top streaming services and stores on RouteNote

Break the boundaries and send your music out into the world in it’s finest possible form, with free FLAC uploads to the top stores and streaming services like Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, and many more.

We are taking away the restrictions for high quality music uploads and making FLAC uploads to the biggest services absolutely free. Uploading in high quality FLAC has until now been reserved for Premium releases but we felt that all of our users deserve to give their listeners the finest possible experience of their music.

We want to set your music free of constrictions and give the world the best possible experience of your work. As well as making FLAC uploads free for everyone we have upgraded our upload tool so that the minimum bits per sample for MP3 is 320kbps. This improves the quality for you and also makes it more likely that your music will spread through our partners onto the full Asian music market.

With these exciting new updates comes a sleek new look for our upload tool which makes getting your music onto the world’s biggest streaming services and download stores a breeze. We have also fixed a bunch of bugs that could occur during upload to assure you have the smoothest experience getting your music out into the world.

 

RouteNote Free FLAC upload music distribution digital online

RouteNote Free FLAC upload music distribution digital online

We love bringing new opportunities to artists and free FLAC uploads is something we’ve been very excited to reveal to you. We hope you love this as much as we do and we can’t wait to hear your high quality music, now on Free Distribution.

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Artists and labels get paid from their music on Facebook and Instagram with RouteNote

We want artists to get the most from their music no matter where it is online. We’ve partnered with Facebook to take your music to over 1 billion people and earn money in entirely new ways.

Every play counts and we want to make sure that artists get what they deserve for every play. That’s why our new partnership with Facebook will ensure that artists get every penny they are entitled to when their music is shared with over 1 billion people on the biggest social media network in the world.

We will be working with Facebook and Instagram so that users can share their love for artists’ music and they get the credit and earnings they deserve. With hundreds of millions of people coming to Facebook and their little sister Instagram every single day that’s millions of potential new listeners tuning in to your music in a brand new way.

We will be adding Facebook to our stores very soon. Select Facebook and we will send them your music so they can identify anytime your music has been used and send you your rightfully earned money for it. Adding your music to Facebook will also include you in their powerful ‘Audio Library’ where any Facebook and Instagram user can choose you to soundtrack their latest vid or story – earning you money with every play.

RouteNote’s founder and CEO, Steven Finch says: “We are very excited about the opportunities that Facebook and Instagram can bring to independent artists and labels worldwide. The addition of music to their products will help to drive both discovery and engagement for both Facebook and independent artists.”

Whether it’s your old gold or your latest banger that we’ll keep you protected and earning money on the world’s 2 most popular social media platforms in the world!

We’re very excited to start this new partnership and provide new, amazing opportunities for all of the artists and labels that use us to get their music out to the world.

Keep your eyes peeled – We will be adding Facebook to our stores in the coming weeks!

Get your music on Korea’s largest music store for free

We are thrilled to announce our latest partnership with Korean music store Bugs, the largest music store in Korea.

It’s been a pretty special week for us at RouteNote as we’ve just announced our 22nd partner in the shape of Korea’s biggest music store Bugs. This is our second partnership in the last week as we continue to grow and expand our opportunities for independent artists to get their music around the world to all of the top stores and services.

You can upload your music to Bugs as well as the other top streaming services and stores in the world like Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music, TIDAL, Deezer, and many more at www.routenote.com. The best part is, it’s completely free to upload your music to all of the worlds best streaming services and download stores.

All previously uploaded releases will automatically be uploaded to Bugs. If you would like any or all of your past releases to not be added to Bugs please get in contact at support@routenote.com with your UPC and we can prevent it from being uploaded.

RouteNote and Saavn are taking your music to India’s top streamer

We are very happy to announce a new partnership with Saavn, India’s top music streaming service.

We’ve just launched our 21st partnership here at RouteNote with Saavn, home to the best in Indian and Bollywood music. The streamer is India’s favourite place to come for all their favourite music and streaming needs.

As well as being the top music and audio streaming service in India, Saavn are also big distributors of English, Bollywood, and regional Indian music around the world.

Our partnership with Saavn allows you to get your music on India’s favourite streaming service and get your work heard even further around the world. Just select Saavn as a store when you upload your music and we’ll send it over to them for the world to hear.

All previously uploaded releases will automatically be uploaded to Saavn. If you would like any or all of your past releases to not be added to Saavn please get in contact at support@routenote.com with your UPC and we can prevent it from being uploaded.

YouTube changes make it way harder to make money from videos as small creator on Partner Program

After a simultaneously difficult and monumental year for YouTube they are ready to look at the year ahead with changes to their YouTube Partner Program.

Last year was a massive year for creators on YouTube as more-and-more found careers making videos there. But advertisers concerns over certain content from the biggest players led to a lot of changes throughout the platform in regards to monetisation. After a year of lessons YouTube have made their decisions.

The main changes to the partner program is the requirements to join will be increased. Last April YouTube set the requirements at 10,000 lifetime views on your channel before you could become a partner and monetise your videos. The criteria has changed from views to time watched and subscriber count.

To join the YouTube Partner Program now you will require:

  • 4,000 hours of watch time on your videos
  • 1,000 subscribers

The threshold for joining is to ensure that the channels accepted into their partner program follow YouTube’s guidelines and policies which have gotten a lot stricter in the past year. YouTube say they have arrived at these new requirements “after thorough analysis and conversations with creators”.

Next month the change will take place retroactively for existing channels as they’re allowing 30 days of transition. From February 20th any channels with less than 1,000 subs or 4,000 watch hours won’t be allowed to earn money.

Whilst this move will obviously upset a lot of creators this will unfortunately apply for all of YouTube, including those partnered through RouteNote. YouTube justify their decision, saying: “99% of those affected were making less than $100 per year in the last year, with 90% earning less than $2.50 in the last month.”

YouTube’s chief product officer, Neal Mohan, and Chief Business Officer, Robert Kyncl, said: “Even though 2017 was a challenging year, thanks to creators like you, it was full of the moments that make YouTube such a special place. Creators large and small, established and emerging, transformed their talent and originality into videos that captivated over a billion people around the world.”

If you have any questions about your position with RouteNote Studios following these changes please get in contact at youtube@routenote.com.