There’s a lot of choice when it comes to getting your music online and it can be hard to decide who to go with. We’ve compared our free and Premium distribution with DistroKid to help you decide.
Yearly fee for full distribution of 5 singles by 1 artist
RouteNote Free: $0
RouteNote Premium: $50
With RouteNote you can distribute your music for free and choose any and all of our partners including streaming services and download stores as well as services like Shazam and YouTube. You keep 85% of all the money you earn and have access to everything we offer, there are no paywalls for certain features.
For $9.99 a single you can keep 100% of everything you make from services. After a year we ask for $9.99 to keep it online or you can switch to free distribution. You can always switch between Free and Premium at any time simply by getting in touch.
DistroKid costs $20 for the year for 5 singles but for full distribution everywhere it costs a lot more. To match RouteNote’s distribution you’ll have to pay extra hidden costs:
Shazam & iPhone Siri: $0.99 per song/year
Make it easy for people to identify this single if they hear it playing on radio/tv, in stores, restaurants, parties, etc.
Store Maximizer: $7.95 per album/year
DistroKid will automatically deliver this single to new online stores and streaming services as we add them. Which is often. We’ll give you notice before adding.
YouTube Money: $4.95 per single/year, $14.95 per album/year, + 20% of YouTube ad revenue
Get notified & paid if your music is ever used in any YouTube videos. We’ll add this single to YouTube’s Content ID database, and continually scan for matches. When your music is detected in any YouTube video, you’ll be notified—and ad revenue will automatically go to you, instead of to the person who uploaded the video. Watch YouTube’s video explaining Content ID.
Leave a Legacy: $29.00 per single, $49.00 per album of 2+ tracks (nonrecurring fee)
DistroKid will never delete this single from stores due to a lapsed DistroKid membership, even if you die. You can always choose to delete it any time—or not. You will continue to accrue 100% of royalties, as normal, forever. Leave your legacy for future generations.
You can pay for a subscription each year or if you want each individual single to stay online forever regardless of subscription you have to pay legacy. Legacy costs you $145 for 5 singles!