Should You Move From Zimbalam to RouteNote?

Zimbalam, the digital music distributor, has angered artists recently when parent company ‘Believe Digital’ bought TuneCore, a rival digital music distributor. Believe Digital’s steps to integrate the two have been controversial to say the least as they’re forcing Zimbalam artists to move to a service that charges yearly (Zimbalam didn’t) and making artists remove their releases from stores before Zimbalam do themselves, erasing reviews, ratings, play counts and removing artists from playlists.

If you were thinking of changing distributor we want to show you how easy it is to sign up to RouteNote and why you should.

At RouteNote we offer two models for distribution: Our free model and our premium model. Any user can choose which model they want to use and can switch between them at any time.

With our free model you can upload your music to us at no charge, decide what stores you want to put it on and you will receive 85% of the royalties

RouteNote’s premium model is for artists with established fanbases and allows user to upload their release at a charge (separate prices for single, EP, album and extended album as seen in table above) which users will then recieve 100% of royalties from with a yearly cost of $9.99.

RouteNote also has a large SoundCloud network with which you can monetise your tracks, upgrade to Pro-Unlimited accounts for free, keep 100% ownership and more. We also have a constantly expanding YouTube network which you can receive higher monetisation, video promotion, access to 450,000 RouteNote tracks and more.

RouteNote is also integrated with Landr, the audio mastering software, so you can choose to use their technology to master your tracks during upload for free (TuneCore charge $9.99 a track).

To sign up to RouteNote just go to and fill in your details. Once you have an account you can upload your releases to any and all of our store partners. It’s as easy as that.

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