Tidal Access is a video focused free-tier

With its standout feature being HiFi streaming, Tidal has up until now been a premium-only music platform. Tidal announced earlier this week, it would be launching a new free membership tier for video content. Tidal…

Disney+ hit 50 million subs in just five months

After launching last November in limited markets, video streaming service Disney+ has since expanded to over fifteen territories and signed up 50m subscribers. Disney+ announced they had 26.5 million subscribers at the end of 2019….

SoundExchange hit $7 billion in payouts to artists

SoundExchange, responsible for handling royalties for services such as Pandora, SiriusXM and TV appearances, hit a new milestone earlier this year. Last week SoundExchange shared some details regarding their Q1 2020 performance. $7bn paid to artists…

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…

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…

Paid music streaming is almost worth more than free streaming for the first time ever

More people are heading to streaming services than ever for their music fix and now they’re paying for it more. There is no doubt that music streaming is massive but for a long time it’s…

Apple Music close on Spotify with 56 million subscribers

Apple Music have been chasing Spotify’s numbers since they launched 3 and a half years ago and they’re getting closer with each subscriber announcement. The latest numbers for Apple Music have been revealed in a…

Spotify are nearing 50/50 subscribers to free listeners

Spotify revolutionised music consumption by offering almost the entire world’s music catalogue to people for free but their efforts to get people paying are paying off. When Spotify launched it offered an unheard of platform…

SoundCloud Premier isn’t the best choice for artists

SoundCloud have just launched Premier which allows artists to upload their music for monetisation directly with them. But questionable terms and un-defined revenue percentages means RouteNote is still the best option for artists. Created four…

Artists make money on Facebook & Instagram with RouteNote

We have partnered with Facebook to give artists the chance to get paid for their music with an audience of over 1 billion people around the world. Instagram Stories also just got worth watching with…