We’re celebrating 500,000 users on RouteNote!

We recently reached a huge milestone with more than a half a million users around the world now using RouteNote to get their music out across the globe.

RouteNote’s humble beginning saw an idea form in a tiny recording studio in Redruth, Cornwall. Noticing that the independent artists they worked with would record their albums, get them sounding great, only to have no way of reaching audiences with their recorded music.

RouteNote’s CEO, Steven Finch, ran with an idea that he thought capable of transforming the music industry for small artists and, joined by RouteNote COO James Bennett, they took to making it happen. Just two men in Cornwall with a dream to give independent artists the same opportunities as major label artists to get heard in the new digital economy of music.

13 years later we are an ever-growing team of more than 70 people and we’re celebrating 500,000 users. That’s right, a whopping half a million people are now getting their music on digital music platforms and getting heard all across the globe through us. 

We have always felt privileged to be able to empower independent artists and labels by putting music distribution in their hands. We have seen the industry transform in the last decade and now more than ever, the artist and label are in control of their music with the help of an ever-changing digital landscape which we are proud to be part of.

The journey does not stop here though! This is the beginning of a journey we have been on since the beginning to empower creators with bigger and better methods of taking control of their content and reaching a global audience on their own terms. 

We want to thank every single person who has joined us along the way and we hope that you join us as we continue to revolutionise industries in favour of the independent creators.Together we are changing the music industry for the better!

Spotify Canvas is now available for all RouteNote artists

Let your tracks stand out with unique moving artwork, now available to all RouteNote artists through your Spotify for Artists account.

We are thrilled to announce that Canvas covers are now available to all artists who distribute through RouteNote. The unique feature lets you add a custom cover to your music that moves and flows as listeners jam along to your tracks.

To add a Canvas to any of your tracks, you’ll need to have claimed your artist profile on Spotify for Artists. If you don’t have a Spotify for Artists account yet that is linked to your artist profile, go to artists.spotify.com. Once you’re logged in it’s simple.

  1. Head to artists.spotify.com
  2. Select ‘Music’ from the row at the top of the page
  3. Choose the track you want to add a Canvas too
  4. Select ‘Add Canvas’ in the top right of your page
  5. Click the big ‘+’ sign or drag and drop your file in

There are some requirements that your Canvas must meet to be added to Spotify and available to listeners streaming on their mobile devices. All Canvas images must be:

  • 9:16 ratio
  • At least 720px tall
  • An MP4 or JPEG file
  • 3s to 8s long (MP4 only)
  • Adhere to Spotify policies

If you’re stumped on how to create a Canvas or what you should do for yours; Spotify will be adding a new section on SoundBetter where users can link up with visual designers who will create you a unique Canvas moving image that represents your music.

For more information and best practices on adding your very own Canvas to your tracks on Spotify, head to canvas.spotify.com.

Spotify Canvas is unfortunately still unavailable to consumers in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Moldova, MENA (Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates), and India.

Update: Payments for September 2020 may be slightly delayed

Due to a technical issue, there may be a short delay in this month’s payments for earnings made in September. We expect all payments to be made by the 20th of November.

We understand the inconvenience this may cause and we’re very sorry for any potential issues created by this short delay. We are working as quickly as possible to reduce any delays to your payments this month.

As always, if you have any concerns or issues you can get in touch with our friendly support team via a ticket on the website or at support@routenote.com.

Thank you for your understanding.

How to get in touch with RouteNote for Press Enquiries

If you want to get in touch with us for interview, for promotional partnerships, and other press-related queries we have a brand-spanking new email for you to contact.

You can get in touch with us at press@routenote.com if you have any enquiries or would like to discuss any promotional partnerships.

Please be aware, that we do not accept guest articles on theRouteNote Blog. If you are a RouteNote user looking for support, please still get in touch with our support team via a Support Ticket on the website or at support@Routenote.com.

What does RouteNote distribute?

At RouteNote we distribute all sorts of music from any genre and any place to the top music services all around the world.

We’ve spent over a decade creating relationships with artists cut from every cloth. Sometimes people ask us, what sort of artists do we work with? We’re proud to say that the answer is absolutely everyone.

We work with musicians from countries all around the world. We distribute every genre imaginable. We work with bedroom producers and indie bands all the way up to huge headlining acts and big independent record labels.

Our aim is to make the industry fair so that every artist has the same opportunities. Anyone can come to us and distribute their music to the world’s biggest and most popular streaming services, download stores, and other digital music platforms.

We offer Free and Premium distribution alongside each other. Either distribute for free and keep 85% of your earnings or pay a small upfront cost and keep 100% of everything your releases make.

It’s a simple case of clicking a button any time you want to switch so you can always choose the best service for you.

So whatever kind of artist you are, or even if you’re a collective, a fresh indie label, a music manager; RouteNote is here for you to get the world listening.

Update: RouteNote’s phone lines will be unavailable for a while

This topsy-turvy year has brought a number of challenges with it. We are, as always, dedicated to getting your music out there and providing you with the best services possible and that’s not changing.

Unfortunately, the introduction of a second lockdown in the UK does mean that our support team won’t have access to our phones for a while as they work remotely. This means that you won’t be able to get in touch by phone call for the time being.

Our support team are still absolutely dedicated to helping you with anything you’d like to get in touch about and are only a support ticket away. Alternatively, you can email them at support@routenote.com for advice or help.

We appreciate your understanding and we will inform you as soon as there are any updates on when we’ll be able to get our phone lines operational again.

Thank you and as always, happy distributing!

RouteNote Artists’ sales statistics for August 2020 are now available

You can now view your Sales and Streaming Statistics for August 2020 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.

RouteNote Artists’ sales statistics for July 2020 are now available

You can now view your Sales and Streaming Statistics for July 2020 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.

The Rise of the Unsigned Artist: Why anyone can make it in music now

The past decade has transformed the music industry and put the power back into the hands of the artists. We’re proud at RouteNote to be empowering artists everywhere with the opportunities that used to be exclusive to big labels.

Sign up to RouteNote for free today and share your music with a world of listeners. The power is in your hands.

RouteNote Artists’ Sales Statistics for June 2020 are now available

You can now view your Sales and Streaming Statistics for June 2020 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.