Feb’s new take on ‘Last Night A DJ Saved My Life’ is feeling the love on NetEase

We’re loving this brand new version of a classic and we’re not the only ones spinning Feb’s modern update of ‘Last Night A DJ Saved My Life’ on repeat.

We always love seeing a release getting featured and listeners around the world getting behind a track that’s come through us. Featuring the amazing vocals of Lexie, this re-imagining of a club classic has had us all up, dancing, and ready for the return of parties this summer.

We were thrilled to see it featured all over NetEase this week, one of China’s biggest homes for music with over 300 million users. The track has been featured all over NetEase’s new release sections so that new listeners can discover the magic of the track and we can see why!

The track is hot and as we approach the summer so are the days. This stellar re-imagining of some classic house is just the elixir we needed to get us even more excited than before about a summer that promises the return of gigs, venues, and dancing around to great tunes once more!

If you’re an artist who wants to reach audiences all around the world including in China on NetEase’s huge platform -as well as so many more – then head to www.routenote.com and sign up for free to get your music out there to the listeners everywhere who are waiting to discover you.

RouteNote has partnered with YouTube Shorts

Get your music heard on YouTube’s brand new short and sharable videos and become part of the next wave of mobile fun!

RouteNote and YouTube are working together to get your music in front of millions on the fun, catchy videos making up the new YouTube Shorts experiences. The new short videos translate the fun of quick, mobile shot videos set to music onto everybody’s favourite video platform for snappy moments with great soundtracks.

YouTube Shorts will be the new home for viral dance crazes, sing-a-long sensations, and all the fun that can be had in under 60 seconds – and your music could be the soundtrack. Songs make moments even more special and we’re thrilled to be putting your music in front of millions around the world to connect with brand new audiences.

RouteNote users can upload their music to YouTube Content ID and then whenever anyone uses your music in their Shorts you will earn money as well as having the chance to feature on the next viral hit.

You can sign up to www.routenote.com and upload your music for free now.

The YouTube Shorts beta is now available in the US and India, but you can take part wherever you are! To get involved in YouTube’s short-form fun from anywhere else in the world, read our guide here.

We’re changing our name to RootNoot, meet our new musical mascots

We’re excited to bring finally unveil our new brand and introduce you to our new furry friends who will soon be featuring on your tracks.

We’ve noticed over the years that a lot of people have gotten our name wrong. So, we’ve decided to embrace the mistakes and change our name to RootNoot!

With our new brand name, we’re excited to launch our new musical mascots coming straight out of the South Pole and into your hearts. Our four new characters play a range of instruments and will soon be available as a fuzzy toy which you can order. They will play along with your tracks and you can feature them in any of your songs then upload them straight to RouteNote!

For the junior school vibes we have our baby penguin on recorder, for something a little more exotic our older penguin can play the accordion along with your tracks. Our sensational seal will bark along melodiously to any arrangement you present to him. Finally, for the true sound of the South Pole our leading RootNoot mascot can play the icicles and provide the beats behind your songs.

Happy first of April!

RouteNote’s new partner Editframe empowers artists with the tools to make great social media content easily

We are incredibly excited to announce our partnership with Editframe to put the power in creators hands to make great, shareable content free and easily.

It shouldn’t be hard to make yourself look good and in the age of social media, a powerful brand connection can count for everything. Editframe offers a surprisingly easy solution for creators looking to make engaging, powerful content to share but feel they don’t have the know how.

We’re partnering with Editframe to help connect artist, musicians, producers, labels, and creators of all shapes and sizes with the tools they need to make good looking content with ease. With their simple editing functions creators can transform images into videos and music into shareable clips that they can easily share on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, and anywhere else to connect with fans in an authentic way and discover new audiences with content that is unique to them.

There are loads of ways in which creators can use Editframe to make exciting new posts:

  • Add Music to Image – If all you have is your album cover or a .GIF, you can simply add your music and create a simple video. 
  • Turn an Image to Video – Sometimes you might want to turn some of your artwork into a video, or even offer a preview of some artwork that goes as viral as a video. 
  • Upload Audio Clips to Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, TikTok – Now, let’s say you have all of this content and want to promote smaller bite size clips and upload your audio clips to Twitter, Instagram, or event Facebook. This would be the tool for that! 
  • Meme Maker – Your music can also be part of a cultural meme, quickly fire up a video with Editframe meme maker and make a killer meme with some music in the background. 
  • Crop Video – This is probably the most exciting tool in the Editframe video editing toolkit. Cropping video with Editframe allows for you to easily change aspect ratios and social media sizes. Make the perfect video for Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat or even TikTok! 
  • Video Resizer – Use this tool if you want to zoom in or resize your video, this is super useful for focusing in on key parts of any music video you might have. 
  • Add Music To Video – If you have no existing video content, go grab some stock video from somewhere or find your favorite sports or cartoon highlight and remix it into an awesome video with audio on it! You can even find your favorite video from Twitch and sync up some audio to your video! 
  • Free Video Editor – Editframe is one of the quickest and easiest ways to edit videos online for free. Give it a try and let us know what you think!

We will bringing the artists and creators who use RouteNote for Free and Premium music distribution, YouTube monetisation, and beyond the tools to make their social media pages shine very soon! We will make an announcement shortly with all of the details on this amazing new opportunity to take your music to the stars with unique social creations.

Join RouteNote on Instagram for a live Q&A with the deputy head of moderation – 18/03/2021

Join us this Thursday for a live Q&A with our deputy head of moderation, Jon, to ask any questions you have about RouteNote and what we do with your music.

Jon is our deputy head for the moderation team, the vital team in charge of looking through all the releases that come in to us. He’ll be taking to our Instagram Stories to answer the questions you have about our moderation process, team, and beyond!

Jon will be taking to Instagram at 2:30pm GMT | 9:30am EST this Thursday, March 18th. Prepare any questions you have and we’ll do our best to answer as many as we can over the course of an hour.

We get lots of questions so don’t be disappointed if yours aren’t answered, our support team are always on hand to get in touch with and you can give us a tweet if you have a burning question you’d like to ask that we missed in the Q&A.

Jon at work!

Make sure to head to our Instagram page and give us a follow so you don’t miss out when Jon heads there this Thursday!

RouteNote’s first curated Spotify playlists are here: Hooked, Catalyst, and Lo-fi

The number of incredible tracks that we receive on a daily basis is hard to put into words. So instead, we’re launching RouteNote playlists to collect the amazing music we hear for listeners around the world.

We are thrilled to announce the launch of our very own curated playlists on Spotify. Compiling the very best of the thousands of tracks that come through us every day, our new playlists will be a source of musical inspiration, energy, focus, and much more.

You can now listen to three new playlists direct from our team of music lovers at RouteNote.

Hooked | Motivational dance music for workouts and parties

The perfect high tempo soundtrack for any occasion in which you need to raise the energy levels a bit. Once parties return this will be the perfect go-to. But it is also the perfect motivator for getting the blood flowing for a workout or to give you something to sing along to as you get things done.

Catalyst | The best new Dance, House, and Chill House music

Keep up to date with what’s hot in the EDM world with the latest and greatest Dance and House tracks. Another playlist that is perfect for fuelling your workout that also makes the perfect soundtrack for get-togethers at the beach, by the pool, at the park, anywhere you are – even if you just want to dance by yourself in the kitchen.

Lo-Fi | Hip Hop tracks to study, relax, and chill out to

The perfect tunes for taking the tempo down a bit. The music we collect here is mellow enough to join you in studying or focussing on something whilst still offering up incredible tracks to enjoy at the same time. Whilst the tracks here are still killer, they’re gentle enough to even help guide you to sleep with the best relaxing tunes in your ears.

We have even more playlists poised to launch in the near-future and we hope you’ll join us as we share the best of RouteNote music each week.

RouteNote Artists’ sales statistics for January 2021 are now available

You can now view your Sales and Streaming Statistics for January 2021 on your account at www.routenote.com.

Log-in to see your earnings, with full breakdowns of your streams and sales across all stores and platforms in your Statistics page.
Payments will be made between now and the 20th if your earnings have reached the $50 threshold.

If you have any questions or issues then please create a ticket or send an email to support@routenote.com and our friendly support team will be happy to help.

Royalty free sound effects from SynchedIn |Discover the perfect free SFX for your content

Finding the perfect sound effects for your videos, podcasts, and other content doesn’t need to be difficult or even expensive. SynchedIn offer a huge catalogue of royalty-free SFX and music for commercial use.

Our good friends over at SynchedIn – fighting the good fight in making royalty-free audio accessible to all creators – have launched sound effects! With a whole new expansive and growing library, creators can find the ideal sounds to add to their productions – whether you need growling, meowing, helicopters, rollercoasters, floor creaks, door creaks, and so much more, SynchedIn has you covered.

SynchedIn offers a huge selection of Creative Commons License sound effects, meaning you can head to their website right now and download them for use without paying a thing.

If you want to gain access to their entire library of amazing sound effects for unlimited commercial use then you can sign up for $3.99 a month or sign up for the whole year at $39.99 and save.

SynchedIn also offers a huge and constantly expanding library of brilliant tracks that can be used commercially. For just $4.99 a month or $49.99 a year you can sign up for unlimited downloads and uses of all the tracks in SynchedIn’s library.

Explore their sounds and tracks today on their website and sign up for the best source of sounds for your creations, wherever they end up.

Is RouteNote Free?

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RouteNote is a free and easy way to distribute your music to a variety of platforms.

It’s a question we get asked a lot, is RouteNote free? The answer is yes! 

RouteNote offers a simple, professional, and totally free way of getting your music worldwide with absolutely no hidden costs. What’s more by joining RouteNote you get access to excellent customer service, including 24-7 email and ticket support as well as phone lines being open between 9 am-5 pm (UK time). You will also receive 1-1 assistance to help you with your releases as well as a wealth of information, tips and guides already available on our blog, again for free!

RouteNote is also partnered up with all the top digital outlets, covering 90% of the digital market. 

Our free service has no first-year payments, second-year payments, or third-year payments, UPC is $0, and the same to the cost of album uploads. All RouteNote takes is 15% of royalties, that’s literally it. No hidden costs, no surprise fees, it’s a totally transparent service that we are incredibly proud of. 

Help with Distribution

You might be thinking, surely there is a catch? You probably on distribute to a select amount of platforms. This is not true, RouteNote can distribute your music to Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, YouTube Music, Amazon Music, Deezer, and many more. It’s super simple too, all you need to is sign up to RouteNote, upload your audio, and choose where you want your music distributed too. All being all, a few days later your music will appear on said platforms. 

Social Media Monetization 

In addition to regular distribution, we can also distribute your music to many social media platforms such as YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Soundcloud, and TikTok. Once they’re on these platforms, your music will start gathering revenue for every view the track or video gets. Again, simply pick the platform after uploading your audio. 

Statistics & Payments

Each month your stats and earnings will be added to your RouteNote account. Your statistics will detail exactly how many streams and how much each track has earned on each platform. Payments are quickly transferred to a bank or PayPal account once you’re account accumulates more than $50.

All of this for FREE!

Join hundreds of thousands like yourself today and sign up to RouteNote for a one-stop-shop for all your distribution needs. We would love to have you join the family! 

PUSH.fm powers the share of Grammy-winner Ashanti’s latest single with fans

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Many artist are using PUSH.fm to reach their audiences in unique ways, including Grammy award winner Ashanti for her latest single ‘2:35 (I Want You)’.

Last month, the singer, songwriter, actress, model, and all-around superstar Ashanti launched her latest single, the powerful ‘2:35 (I Want You)’. The artist’s storied career has seen her work with some of the world’s biggest labels but in more recent years take a more independent approach, as the digital world of music has made it more feasible for artists to control their own destiny.

This was highlighted last month when Ashanti used our partners over at PUSH.fm to share the new track with her many fans using their Fan Links pages. Fan Links create a list of easily selected links to all of the top music services so that artists can share one page with all of their fans, no matter what they’re listening on.

We know many of our artists love using the tools our friends at PUSH provide which also include Content Unlocks for unique offers to fans when they interact with creators in a certain way. Pre-Save campaigns give artists a chance to build hype before their upcoming release goes live. They also have a lot of exciting new features planned that are on the way.

You can get started with your unique promotions for free. To find out more and get started, head to PUSH.fm.