RouteNote is a free music distribution service that allows artists and labels from all over the world to get their music uploaded and distributed to the worlds largest online music stores and streaming services.

Here is our latest guide of music distribution services and how they compare (whether your a RouteNote artist or not). At RouteNote we want to make sure artists are collecting as much as they possibly can from their music worldwide!

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RouteNote gets your music to the worlds leading music stores and streaming services worldwide. RouteNote offers both a Free and a Premium model, which allows artists to move between the two model for each release depending upon what makes the most financial sense.

RouteNote has the best worldwide coverage, which includes YouTube Networks, YouTube Content ID, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Tencent, Netease, etc. Covering emerging markets including China, Japan, South Korea, India, Brazil.

RouteNote also offers a referral service, automatic splits between artists and labels, promotional tools including Fanlinks and Pre-saves.


DistroKid is a music distribution service that allows you to upload to the main stores and streaming services. Users pay a yearly fee of $22.99 to upload unlimited albums and songs and artists always keep 100% of their rights and royalties.  It offers only basic stores and then charges for additional services and more artist names.


CD Baby distributes your music to 150+ streaming and download services around the world for a fee of $9.95 per single, $49 per album and 9% of your royalties. CD Baby also gives you access to key demographic and geographic data when you distribute your music using their service.


For $9.99 per single per year or $29.99 per album (then $49.99 per year), Tunecore distributes your music to over 150 digital stores and streaming platforms. TuneCore artists keep 100% of the profits they earn from sales, downloads, and streaming revenue.

Record Union

Record Union has three distribution packages for artists and labels. Its quite complex in terms of pricing, but single releases are priced from $7. Additionally, record union artists are also charged 15% of their royalties.


AWAL is a distribution service from Kobalt. AWAL is free to join and they take 15% of your royalties, but they are also invite only. AWAL believes in only working with a selective number of artists.