Jeff Bezos doesn’t know if Amazon-owned company Twitch pays royalties to artists

When questioned in Congress about Twitch streaming but not licensing music, Bezos responded “I don’t know”. For some context, Amazon bought Twitch in 2014 for $970 million. Twitch has since grown to be the world’s…

How to make money on YouTube and Facebook every time your music is played

Protect your music from content thieves and ensure you make money every time it’s used on YouTube and Facebook for free with Content ID on RouteNote. Upload your music to Content ID for free on…

How to collect YouTube royalties

At RouteNote, we have two programs that can help you monetize your music and videos on YouTube. Which benefits you the most? Simply put, YouTube Content ID will help you monetize your music across all…

How to get a record deal

Where getting a record deal was the only way to make it big twenty plus years ago, the industry is changing. People are making big bucks from their bedroom with consumer grade equipment, YouTube ‘how-tos’…

Distrokid vs. RouteNote 2020 Comparison

Distrokid seemingly offer a standard yearly plan to get your music to stores and streaming services, but basic features offered by RouteNote are hidden behind extra fees. For $19.99/year, Distrokid will send your music to…

Top 5 Label Distributors 2020

Online music distributors are a great solution for unsigned artists to publish their music to stores and streaming services, but distributors can be a great way for label managers to control their catalogue. A digital…

YouTube said to be working on TikTok competitor with ‘Shorts’

Kings of video sharing YouTube want a piece of TikTok’s massive market. TikTok are the biggest social media app in the world after launching a little over two years ago. It’s no surprise there’s reports…

How to distribute compilation albums

RouteNote is the ideal solution for unsigned artists to get their music on stores quickly, easily and for free. RouteNote can also be the best choice for labels and compilation curators too. If you’re managing…

Should I distribute my music to YouTube Music?

At the end of 2019, YouTube Premium and YouTube Music had a combined total of 20 million paying users. This is a huge potential audience you can tap into for free. With RouteNote, we can get…

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…