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:


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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.

Soundcloud Go: Soundcloud Launches Music Subscription Service to Rival Spotify, Apple Music and Beyond

Soundcloud has announced their new subscription service for listeners called Soundcloud Go. Soundcloud Go is now available in the U.S for $9.99 per month.

SoundCloud Go is the same SoundCloud you’ve known for years taken to the next level: with an expanded catalog of tracks that are new to the platform, new features and new functionality.

With SoundCloud Go, listeners will get:

  • Even more tracks from emerging and established creators – including the massive hits, the latest tracks from the biggest names, the sounds of the underground, the most engaging podcasts and the best of what’s up-and-coming – all in one place
  • The ability to listen offline on their mobile device without a cell signal or internet connection
  • An uninterrupted, ad-free listening experience

Soundcloud Go is expected to rollout into more countries as time progresses as well as expansion of ad-supported listening.

After the first 30 days, it’s $9.99 per month (or $12.99 per month if purchased through our iOS app). You can cancel anytime.

RouteNote Artists: If your music is already monetized on Soundcloud then it will be eligable for Soundcloud Go from the beginning. If you haven’t yet joined our Soundcloud Network then please login to your account and add your Soundcloud channel. 

RouteNote Artists to Receive Free Unlimited Tier for Artists Monetizing within Our Soundcloud Network

RouteNote artist will now automatically received an Unlimited Soundcloud account when they monetize their tracks within the RouteNote Soundcloud Network. Unlimited allows RouteNote artists who have monetized their music on the Soundcloud platform the ability to receive a Free upgrade allowing unlimited uploads to the Soundcloud platform. Previously on the Soundcloud free option they only allow 3 hours of upload time.

Features of the Soundcloud RouteNote Unlimited Plan:

  • Unlimited Uploads to your Soundcloud account for Free
  • Track Visuals
  • Featured Profiles in the channel banners
  • Clickable channel banners

If RouteNote artists would like extra features they now have the ability to select an upgrade on their Soundcloud account. Tiers explained here.

If an artist wants to select the Pro account they will obtain the extra features and also keep the Unlimited upload status.

Additionally, if your a RouteNote artist within our Soundcloud Network and have already monetized your music, then you will receive the Unlimited update automatically when your current plan expires.