Tomorrow, Wednesday the 24th February, Jacca and Katie from the RouteNote team will be answering questions on Instagram live.
Join us tomorrow at 2:30pm GMT | 9:30am EST on our Instagram stories where we’ll be answering any questions you might have. If there’s anything you want to know about RouteNote, our team, how we work with our partners, or even about the larger music industry – we’ll be doing our best to answer anything you might want to know.
The Q&A session will be led by our Head of Support Katie and our Head of Marketing Jacca (me!). We’ll be live for an hour to respond to any questions you have and share our responses in our Instagram Stories so that everyone can see them and learn something about what we do.
We look forward to speaking to you, our users, some more and connecting on a deeper level. Bring your most wondered questions and we’ll see you then!
Get your music on one of the world’s biggest platforms for music and start earning money from every play with free distribution to YouTube Music.
At RouteNote we offer the solution for artists looking to get their music heard around the world and earn streaming revenues on every play. We work with all of the top streaming services and download stores around the world to take artists further including YouTube’s dedicated music streaming service.
You can distribute as many releases as you like to YouTube Music including singles, EPs, albums, and extended albums. We offer two choices for artists so that you can make the best choice for your music each time you distribute a release.
Free Music Distribution
Distribute unlimited releases at no cost
Keep 85% of all of your music revenue
Receive in-depth analytics and statistics on your performance in every store and service
Explore other benefits with YouTube like Content ID and our YouTube & SoundCloud networks
Premium Music Distribution
Market leading prices on distribution
Keep 100% of all of your music revenue
Stay flexible and decide between Free and Premium on individual releases
Only $9.99 annually after the first year to keep your release up on Premium
Your music will automatically move to Free if you miss a payment so it doesn’t disappear for fans
We’re nearly at the end of 2020 and – as they say – it’s the most wonderful time of the year. Whilst we’ll be doing our best to keep things running smoothly, here’s what we want to make you aware of over the next month.
The RouteNote team will still be working through the festive period and new years – except from English bank holiday days. This means that we don’t expect much of a delay in distribution or our email responses this year.
However, we wanted to make you aware that there is likely to be some slowdown for the week leading into the new year and a little in to January.
Moderation: We expect that moderation of new releases may take up to 1 week at the longest with delays caused by the period. This should then be back on track to 72 hours moderation within the first weeks of January.
Response times: With the slight delays caused by the period we might not be able to respond to you as quickly as usual. We are expecting a couple of weeks delay for support responses if you get in touch in the week leading up to the new year. Our support team will be dedicated to assisting you once more and reducing the delays through January and expect to have responses back to 48 hours by the end of the month.
We understand that any delays aren’t ideal and we apologise for any inconvenience in advance. As always, we are dedicated to you and your music – but after a long year that has been busier than ever with more artists coming to us than ever before we all need a little break.
We will be doing everything to ensure that any January delays are minimised and that schedules are back on track as soon as possible.
In a bid to promote inclusive language throughout the company we will be changing our acceptable terminology for black/white-listing to allow/block-listing.
Following suit with changes throughout the tech industry, we have changed our terminology when it comes to clearing and blocking channels on YouTube for Content ID claims.
We are adopting the terms allowlisting and blocklisting in place of whitelisting and blacklisting. If you use our services for YouTube Content ID this is how we will be referring to channels that we have cleared from claims or are disallowing from use of content.
Whilst We Wait For Our RouteNote Sessions To Return We Look At Our Past Favourites
The RouteNote Sessions started back in 2018 and was very much a passion project with the aim of putting more power in the hands of artists. The idea was to create a high quality and well produced live studio session at no cost to the artist. Giving them yet another piece of material or asset for them to use for promotion, whether that was for a gig, new release or just in general. The sessions also highlighted the amazing talent, through a variety of genres that operate in Cornwall and further afield. Strengthening just how important musical creativity is and how important it is to give these artists a platform to shine.
The sessions ran weekly during 2018 and the majority of 2019 but due to the pandemic these have had to temporarily cease. In addition to this RouteNote has also been looking at travelling further afield to undertake festival\live music sessions, not to mention bespoke on location sessions. Now, like everyone else, we eagerly await the return of live music and when it does expect plenty of amazing sessions from a variety of artists.
Whilst we wait, we’ve been going through our past sessions, picking out our most memorable sessions. Of course all of them have been fantastic but a few will always have a special place in our hearts.
The Falmouth based artist hit the studio and instantly wowed us all with his velvety, soulful vocals and groovy guitar play. His music is a brilliant combination of soul, jazz, rock n roll and blues all wrapped up into one stunning contemporary package.
When talking about music in Cornwall it is almost guaranteed that the Tinnedfruit boys will appear in conversation. The garage rock outfit are known for their chaotic, high energy live shows, they’re legendary in the Cornish scene. The live session captures the bands energetic and alluring sound perfectly.
The Cornish based artist arrived with her band to give an outer worldly performance. Her stunning vocals shine through the impressive compositions. It’s a heartfelt, emotive and incredibly stunning performance.
Get ready to have your ears melted with the Rash Decision session. It’s 12 minutes of thrash/hardcore punk that is unrelenting in it’s high octane energy. *Warning, you may require a neck brace post watch due to headbanging*.
Forming at Falmouth University the band quickly took the local scene by storm. In fact, they became an integral part of it due to their work as a band and through their label/events company Red Van Records. Their session boasted the bands anthemic, emotive indie sound and the brutally raw and honest songwriting.
These guys may have gone off the radar recently but their session still remains as possibly one of the best. It’s a dreamy soundscape that is elevated by sickly sweet vocals, it’s hard not to fall in love with their music.
Another Cornish act that is legendary for their explosive and wildly fun sound. The duo always come crashing through with a large sound that is impressive for just two people. If you’re looking for a mid-week, punk rock pick me up then we urge you to check out their session.
The dreamy pop duo consisting of sisters Mia and Tuesday blend dreamy soundscapes with angelic vocal harmonies, creating a warm and endearing atmosphere. It’s heartfelt music that is good for the soul and their session is personification of that.
There is one word that stands out when thinking about this indie collective, fun. They’re full of positive vibes, good energy and catchy rhythms. It’s hard not to be enamoured by this band’s energy. We guarantee you will fall in love with them after watching their session.
The Exeter based band are also merchants of fun, bringing a funky indie hybrid to the table. Synths rush over a groovy bass whilst soulful vocals sour through. It is virtually impossible to not feel the urge to dance when listening to them. They’re a band fully dedicated to their craft and it’s clear to see how much they enjoy it, it’s very infectious.
The roots and blues guitarist has built up a strong global audience, no doubt due to his impressive guitar skills and prowess as a slide guitarist. It’s a wonderful slice of Americana that is driven by it’s delicate vocals. Pour yourself a whiskey, get comfortable and enjoy Martin’s session.
Anthony Keyrouz has been finding his tracks in huge playlists across Spotify lately and ‘Dance With Your Devil’ is featured in one of their biggest this week.
It never stops being exciting when we see the artists we work with to get their music out there featured in the biggest playlists around. Anthony Keyrouz has been going from strength to strength with his releases gaining millions of streams and fans.
We were incredibly excited to see his latest track Dance With Your Devil added to Spotify’s Dance Rising this week. The playlists has almost 2 million followers tuning in each week for the latest and greatest in dance music that is blowing up or on the rise.
The brand new release from Keyrouz, who is renowned by deep house lovers, features Séb Mont providing the vocals for this hot track that will have you keening for the return of clubs as soon as possible.