What is music distribution software?

Music distribution is the process of getting your music from your computer to stores and streaming services. Many companies offer this service, but they vary based on store choice, promotional features, additional tools, support and cost. RouteNote offer the best combination of tools at an unbeatable price.

  • Spotify
  • YouTube Music
  • iTunes
  • Amazon Music
  • Deezer
  • Tidal
  • Google Play Music
  • Claro música
  • eMusic
  • Napster
  • Nuuday
  • Anghami
  • Gracenote
  • Kanjian
  • Pandora
  • Melon
  • iHeartRadio
  • 7digital
  • JioSaavn
  • Bugs!
  • AWA
  • YG
  • Netease
  • Tencent
  • Kuack Media
Promotional Features (Push.fm):
  • Fanlinks – Fanlinks allow you to share one URL to your music, that links to all stores.
  • Pre-Saves – Pre-Saves give fans the ability to save your music to their library before it’s released.
  • Content Unlocks – Content Unlocks make it possible to reward your fans for social actions.
Additional Tools:
  • YouTube Content ID – When you upload your music to the Content ID system, it’ll scour their site for instances of your music in videos, allowing you to collect ad revenue.
  • Facebook – Facebook will search for instances of your music in videos, allowing you to collect ad revenue.
  • SoundCloud Monetization – Monetization on SoundCloud allows you to earn ad revenue for your music on SoundCloud.
  • Instagram – Distributing your music to Instagram allows it to show up in Instagram Stories.
  • TikTok – Adding your music to TikTok will allow it to be used in TikTok videos.
  • Flexible – You always keep full control of where and how your music is used. Freely move between pricing models or have you music taken down from stores altogether.
  • Simple interface – All of these tools are easily manageable on one platform.
  • Statistics – Monthly track-by-track, store-by-store, country-by-country breakdown of your earnings.
  • Thorough moderation – Our moderation team hand check every release to ensure it meets the high standards set by our partner stores and making any necessary tweaks.
  • Speedy support – Our support team aim to answer any queries in 1-3 working days:


  • Free – All features above are available to all users. No recurring cost or fees. Artist keeps 85% of the revenue generated.
  • Premium – Artist keeps 100% of the revenue generated. Singles – $10, EP – $20, Album – $30, Extended Album – $45. $9.99 annually.

How much money does a play make on music streaming services? (2020)

How much a single play earns on music streaming services depends on a great deal. Here’s a rough guide to streaming royalties in 2020.

A single stream of a track can be worth a very different amount depending on a lot of factors like; what service was it played on, which country the listener is in, whether they’ve paid to listen or are using an ad-supported service – and even more.

As such we can’t say exactly what each store pays out per stream but we can take a close estimate at what you’re likely to get for each play of a song.













Amuse vs. RouteNote 2020 Comparison

While like RouteNote, Amuse offer free music distribution, many of the features we offer for free are behind their paid Pro model.

Amuse Music Distribution offer features designed for independent artists much like RouteNote.

On Amuse, with no upfront, you can get your music on the following stores:

  • Spotify
  • iTunes/Apple Music
  • Google Music
  • YouTube Music
  • Deezer
  • Tidal
  • Amazon
  • Napster
  • Claro Música
  • Shazam

If you subscribe to their Pro model for $7.99/month, this unlocks the following stores:

  • SoundCloud
  • Anghami
  • TikTok
  • Facebook
  • Instagram
  • YouTube Content ID

We at RouteNote want to offer as many features as possible to all of our artists at no extra cost. With RouteNote, you can get your music on all of the stores mentioned above (free and ‘Pro’) and many more designed to maximise your music across the globe (with many Asian specific stores and streaming services), all for free.

Other features offered by Amuse Pro include:

  • Fast lane releases (10 days)
  • Fast lane support
  • Multiple artist profiles
  • Automatic royalty splits

Again, RouteNote offer all of these features by default for free. Our moderations times are usually around one week (we are currently slightly delayed due to COVID-19). Our support times are usually around 1-3 days. You can upload as many artists as you like with RouteNote and stores will create individual artist profiles for each (which makes us ideal for labels). We offer a free and easy royalty split tool for all artists and labels.

To get started, sign up and upload your music to RouteNote today.

RouteNote Coronavirus Update: Services will continue as usual

Hello RouteNote users,

We wanted to reach out and let you know what’s happening at RouteNote as there are lots of questions surrounding the Coronavirus pandemic currently.

First of all, we will be continuing operations as usual and you will still be able to release all of your music as always. There may be a slight delay in how quickly we can respond sometimes but we want to assure you that RouteNote is still up and running and you can carry on releasing your music on all of your favourite stores during the current situation, as usual.

Our team are still dedicated to getting your music online and our support team are there for any issues or questions that you have at support@routenote.com.

Secondly, we appreciate any concern about our wellbeing within the team. You care about us like we care about you and we want to assure you that we’ve done everything we can to ensure that the whole team are healthy, happy and able to respond to these events without impacting on our ability to keep giving you the services you use and love.

Lastly, we know how difficult the coming months may be for many musicians. Gig cancellations are already having a big impact on artists and performers worldwide.

There are many resources out there to help you through and you should seek out the advice of officials local to you. We have a post with a little guidance on reacting as an artist to the next few months: http://routenote.com/blog/a-little-advice-for-performing-artists-during-coronavirus-setbacks/

It is our pleasure to work with all of you and your music and we care about your wellbeing. So keep your ears open to what governments and health experts are saying and stay safe out there.

The wonderful power of music will keep us all connected and entertained around the world. And hey; self-isolating sounds like the perfect time to pick up the keyboard, plug in the guitar, load up some software and create some sweet new music!

The music community is a wonderful thing and we will all stay together through this.


The RouteNote team

Sales statistics for January 2020 now available

You can now view your Sales and Streaming Statistics for January 2020 on your account at www.routenote.com.

Log-in to see your earnings, with full breakdowns of your streams and sales across all stores and platforms in your Statistics page.

If you have any questions or issues then please create a ticket or send an email to support@routenote.com and our friendly support team will be happy to help.

ONErpm vs. RouteNote 2020 Comparison

There are many things to consider when choosing a distributor. Where will my music go? How much control do I have over my music? What else can the distributor offer me? RouteNote strive to offer a best in class service over all areas.

On the face of it, ONErpm offer many of the same features as RouteNote, such as free distribution to stores and streaming services, however at RouteNote, we like to go the extra mile to help promote your music in as many markets as possible, giving you the best deal, while still ensuring you have full control over your music.

Both RouteNote and ONErpm can offer free distribution across the top stores, while the artist keeps 85% of the revenue. Additionally, RouteNote offers an optional premium tier, allowing you to keep 100% of the revenue generated. We allow you to freely switch between free and premium depending on how well your music is doing. This is perfect for those wanting to maximize revenue for big earners.

Content ID allows users to locate where their music is being used on YouTube and monetize this content. RouteNote and ONErpm gives users this option. ONErpm gives artists 70% revenue, while RouteNote give out 85% or 100% revenue for free or premium users respectively.

RouteNote also offer SoundCloud monetization. It allows users to generate revenue per stream on SoundCloud and get unlimited uploads totally free. These features are not available through ONErpm.

RouteNote can push your music to more stores, including many Asian markets such as Kanjian, Melon, JioSaavn, Bugs!, AWA, Vibe and Naver. ONErpm don’t offer distribution to these partners.

  • Free distribution worldwide to top stores with 85% revenue
  • Premium distribution with 100% revenue
  • YouTube MCN & Content ID
  • SoundCloud monetization
  • Detailed statistics
  • Unique promotional tools with Push.fm

Head over to RouteNote to discover how we can help you and your music thrive today.

Fallen Roses hits the massive ‘lofi hip hop music to study and relax to’ playlist on Spotify

Fallen Roses has hit one of Spotify’s biggest playlists, earning them millions of streams after distributing through RouteNote.

We’ve all seen the YouTube video with the girl drawing and her headphones on, playing an endless stream of lo-fi hip-hop music to study and relax to. Well it’s always a massive playlist on Spotify and we’re excited to see an artist make it there after getting their music online through RouteNote.

With almost 1.5 million followers on the playlist, getting included can find you thousands of new fans and listeners. Millions of streams came from just one track being included in the playlist run by Strange Fruits.

Fallen Roses is just one of the many artists who upload their music to Spotify and other major services. Once live tracks are often selected by curators for one of the many playlists showcasing new and brilliant music putting artists in front of millions of new listeners and potential fans.

Getting started is as simple as heading to www.routenote.com, creating an account, and then uploading your first release – all for FREE!

The best digital music aggregator in 2020

If your goal is to get as many people to listen to your music as possible, you’ll need to be on as many digital platforms as possible. Music aggregators or distributors make this a possibility.

With RouteNote, we aim to make this process as simple and cost effective as we can, for artists that want to focus on the most important part of music, the music.

  • RouteNote can help you get your music on to the top stores online: Apple Music, iTunes, Spotify, Amazon Music, Google Play, Deezer, Tidal and many more.
  • Monetization across social platforms including YouTube, SoundCloud, Facebook, Instagram and TikTok.
  • With our partner site Push.fm we offer promotional tools such as fanlinks and pre-saves, making sharing music a breeze.
  • If you work with other artists via collaboration or management, our revenue sharing tool makes dividing portions of earnings quick and secure.

All of these features and more are totally free, while you keep 85% of your earnings, or choose to keep 100% of your earnings for a small fee with RouteNote Premium. What’s more, once your music starts taking off, you can switch between these options at the click of a button.

Head over to RouteNote now to get starting sharing your music around the world.

The perfect distributor for record labels

RouteNote is used by hundreds of thousands of independent artists worldwide to get their music online, but RouteNote can also be the perfect companion for any record label starting out.

Our mission with RouteNote is to provide the tools users need to get their music online and make the impact they deserve.

With RouteNote, you can get your artists’ music on to the top stores around the world such as Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, Google Play, Amazon, and many more. All for free whilst you and your artists keep 85% of the revenue, or for a small fee while keeping 100% of the revenue.

We provide other unique features such as revenue sharing, monetization and promotion that ensure RouteNote are the perfect choice for your label. Find out more on how to get started launching your own label here.

Sales statistics for December 2019 now available

You can now view your Sales and Streaming Statistics for December 2019 on your account at www.routenote.com.

Log-in to see your earnings, with full breakdowns of your streams and sales across all stores and platforms in your Statistics page.

If you have any questions or issues then please create a ticket or send an email to support@routenote.com and our friendly support team will be happy to help.