How to distribute cover songs – do I need a license?

What counts as a cover song? What music is in the public domain? Do I need a mechanical license? Where can I obtain a license? How do I format my metadata for distribution? You’ll need to…

What is ‘revenue’ in the music industry?

The revenue of a release is the money earned from it through purchases and streams, after stores and distributors have taken their cut. The earnings shown on your RouteNote profile are based on that, meaning…

SoundExchange hit $7 billion in payouts to artists

SoundExchange, responsible for handling royalties for┬áservices 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…

How does NCS Music make money from copyright free music

With over 25 million subscribers on YouTube, NCS Music is a label dedicated to promoting free music for electronic music lovers and creators, but how is a free-to-use music model sustainable? NCS allows any of…

Do Music Producers Get Music Publishing Royalties?

Answer: Yes and No. The music producer won’t normally receive any music publishing royalties unless it was agreed in the contract and / or the music producer added an element to your finished track.

How do I opt in to YouTube or Facebook monetization for free?

YouTube and Facebook are the two largest video sharing platforms online currently. Over the last decade influencers and musicians have built careers entirely off social media. We can help you distribute your music to Facebook…

How to monetize tracks on SoundCloud for free

Your handy guide on what monetization on SoundCloud is, how to enable it and the benefits of being part of RouteNote’s SoundCloud Network. Monetization on SoundCloud is the process of earning money from plays on…

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…

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…

How to make money on Douyin

Douyin is China’s TikTok and is huge among China’s youth population, with over 400 million users. We can help get your music on the platform and earn revenue every time your track is used. Douyin…