What is SoundExchange & how do I collect extra royalties for my music?

Without wanting to sound like a PPI salesman, you may have unpaid royalties from services such as Pandora, SiriusXM and TV appearances. Register with SoundExchange for free to check and collect. For those unaware, the…

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….

How to get a distribution deal for your music

What happens to your music is your choice. With RouteNote, it is easy to distribute your music to stores, with simple revenue agreements and absolutely no exclusive lock-in. We give all artists the choice of…

How much does a stream on Spotify pay?

As streaming is now the main way people listen to music in a lot of the world, how much is a single stream on one of the world’s biggest services worth? Unfortunately there is no…

YouTube creators get tipped cash with their new monetisation tool

YouTube are adding ‘Viewer Applause’ so that viewers can throw virtual tips at live streamers and videos. YouTube have begun testing a new feature with creators that allows their viewers to send them cash tips….

Refer a friend to RouteNote and earn more money

Tell your friends about us and help them sign up to RouteNote and you can make money on every stream they get. Do you have musician friends looking for a way to get their music…

Spotify’s 2019 report shows they will soon hit 300 million users

An impressive year for Spotify saw their growth rocket for users across the world with a massive uptake of paying subscribers. Confidently introducing themselves as the “World’s #1 Audio Platform” Spotify have released their results…

What to do when selling your music online

So you’ve finished your album and published it via RouteNote, but now what? With tens of millions of tracks on stores and streaming services, you need to stand out and promote your content to make…

Sales statistics for November 2019 now available

You can now view your Sales Statistics for November 2019 on your account at routenote.com. Log-in to see your earnings, full breakdowns are available in your Statistics page. We apologise for the delays this month…

Independent artists snapshot 2020 – fastest growing part of the music industry

At this year’s Eurosonic, Mark Mulligan spoke on the music industry and especially independent artists’ position in it. MIDiA Research have kindly provided a snapshot of how independent music looks in 2020.