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RouteNote’s New Music Releases 24th September 2021: twelve top new tracks from RouteNote artists

Here we have a cracking selection of exciting new releases for you to explore. They’re going straight across RouteNote’s four curated playlists this week.

Each week, RouteNote’s four curated playlists get refreshed with a batch of tasty new releases. We’re always excited to hear the new tracks uploaded to RouteNote before we send them out across the globe.

Our playlists show off some of the finest artists who release music through RouteNote. The four mixes are Hooked, which brings the party, Catalyst with a selection of house music from mellow to pumping, Lo-Fi for chilled hip-hop beats, and finally the easy listening vibes of Tranquilize.

Here’s a selection of twelve of songs that pricked up our ears and made it onto the RouteNote playlists this week.


NALYRO, Edward Snellen – Wolves

Kicking off our Hooked playlist this Selena Gomez cover is perfect for a workout. Get going on the treadmill with a dramatic booming bass drum hit. The delicate vocal is taken on a rollercoaster by the energising bass and atmospheric synth lines.


Swanky Tunes – Never Slow Down

Another great workout track to keep you motivated. “Never Slow Down” opens with gentle acoustic guitar before the steady beat kicks in. That melody will stick in your head, too.


Slydee – Activate My Love

Get pumped for the weekend with this huge high speed dance track from RouteNote’s Hooked playlist. The wild tempo is kept under control by echoing finger clicks and a catchy instrumental line.


JB Hain – moment

Drop it down several gears now and let JB Hain take you on a journey. From our Catalyst playlist, “moment” starts with gentle piano and graduates to glitchy verses, with thumping bass and muted piano slipping in and out.


Know You – Alone with You

Another glitchy treat for our Catalyst playlist. Retro video game sounds mix featuring a dreamy but unsettling vocal from Emily Davina.


NO-VA – Lend Me Your Heart

We’re closing up our Catalyst selections in style with “Lend Me Your Heart,” with an epic orchestral opening that folds into an emotional electronic extravaganza.


Sweet Oscar – A Swing Thing

Heading into the relaxing realms of our Lo-Fi playlist next. “A Swing Thing” skips along with a jazz lilt, a lovely accompaniment to pottering around the house.


golden era – Thats What I Want (lofi version)

The Lil Nas X track “THATS WHAT I WANT” is slowed way down by golden era and replaced with a lofi hip-hop vibe, keeping the catchy tune but repackaging it as an instrumental that’s perfect for helping you to study.


Cloudy Cat – Lofi Lullaby

A cheerful, cute instrumental from Cloudy Cat, “Lofi Lullaby” has chilled video game vibes, rounding off our Lo-Fi selections for this week.


Warmseat, Borrtex – Walking Alone

Finally we have three tracks from the relax-tastic Tranquilize playlist. Taken from the Feuilles EP, this is a perfect track to stroll around to as the air turns autumnal.


Dreamy Kid – cold air

Gorgeous guitar and a gentle beat make “cold air” a great song to wind down to at the end of a frantic day.


Seyu – Dancer

The final RouteNote track we’re shining a light on this week is “Dancer,” with soulful vocals from Seyu that lie in beautiful layers over the menacing beat.


Want to see your music featured on our playlists? Sign up with RouteNote today to get your tracks online for free.

RouteNote partners with FLO to take artists further in South Korea

South Korea loves music and now even more listeners can fall in love with your tracks with Free and Premium distribution to FLO.

FLO is one of South Korea’s biggest music streaming apps offering listeners charts of the biggest music each day, helping to get artists trending and introduce them to new fans. We are thrilled to announce our partnership with FLO offering artists around the globe free music uploads to one of South Korea’s biggest hubs for music as well as great prices on Premium music distribution.

With FLO every listener’s taste matters as each subscriber is presented with a personally curated selection of tracks tuned to what they know they like. With intelligent music recommendations FLO is the perfect platform for artists to get discovered by brand new listeners who know they’re going to find music they love.

With daily chart updates and new recommendations, users on FLO are discovering new music every day and with RouteNote you have the potential to become a brand new favourite with South Korean music lovers.

Artists everywhere can distribute their music to the biggest music platforms in South Korea with RouteNote, including MelOn and YG Entertainment‘s VIBE. With over 8.5 million listeners in South Korea on digital music services, artists everywhere have the potential to find a new home.

Take your music even further to the biggest worldwide music services including Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon, TIDAL, YouTube Music, and many more on RouteNote.

Can I earn money from Spotify?

The answer is yes, and you can do so by distributing through RouteNote.

If you’re an independent musician, underground, or even established then you can generate royalties from your music, which means you will make money from your music. Thanks to the internet and services such as ours at RouteNote, you can distribute your music to a variety of platforms. Meaning that yes, you can earn money from Spotify, and you can do this for FREE with RouteNote

So how does RouteNote help artists make money? 

It’s extremely simple, you sign up for an account with RouteNote, which is free. You then upload your track, select where you want it distributed too, in this case, Spotify, upload the artwork, and then wait for approval from our friendly moderation teams. Once this receives approval it will then be distributed to your selected platforms. At RouteNote, we ensure that we put the artist first, so you keep all your rights to your art, at no point does RouteNote own your music. 

As an artist or label, all you need to do once you’ve been approved is sit back and wait for the royalties to trickle in. You will get to keep 85% of your royalties and there are no hidden fees or extra costs. Once you generate over $50 worth of royalties you will be able to cash out and reap the rewards of your creativity. 

Does RouteNote have a premium tier? 

Yes, it does! RouteNote also has a premium tier which requires a small one-time fee and an annual fee of $9.99. This allows you to keep 100% (yes you’re reading that right) of your royalties. Again, you will continue to own all your music and retain all your licensing and rights. 

Be sure to check out our service today and sign up to have your music heard across the globe and earn money during the process. We look forward to having you join our ever-growing roster of successful artists and labels. 

Your music is now playing on Facebook Gaming streams

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What’s better than a great gaming stream? One with a killer soundtrack and with the expansion of music on Facebook Gaming you could be the sound of gameplay heard around the world.

Facebook are expanding the way that they work with music to bring opportunities to creators who stream on the world’s biggest social media platform. They’ve now expanded the ability to play background music during gaming live streams on Facebook Gaming so that all Partner and Level Up creators can explore Facebook’s huge library of tracks to accompany their gameplay.

Facebook’s Director of Global Gaming Creator Partnerships, Luis Renato Olivalves said: “Gaming and music are a match made in heaven, and we hope our partnership with the music industry opens the door to future collaborations and opportunities for artists, gamers, and fans alike. We’ll continue working with our music partners to bring those possibilities to life.”

How to add music to Facebook Gaming streams

Adding music to streams doesn’t need to be a legal battleground on Facebook thanks to their agreements with music labels, publishers, and societies, including the major record labels and us here at RouteNote. This means that using music from their catalogue in streams is not only legal but simple, as Facebook will fix the royalties with the rightsholders.

To play music in a Facebook live stream simply play it through your streaming software: whether you’re streaming on PC, Mac, or Console, and whether you’re using OBS, Streamelements OBS, Streamlabs OBS, it’s all good.

Facebook’s background detection is getting even better so that they can automatically tell apart music that is played as the audio focus of a stream and music that is played underneath a voiceover. This ensures that all creators are able to use music in their streams however they want to and that music rightsholders get paid.

Whilst Facebook have agreements with a lot of music publishers and labels, not all tracks are covered with them. If a creator uses a song that isn’t covered in their video then Facebook will notify you that a section of your video has been muted or blocked because of a copyrighted song.

How to get paid for use of your music on Facebook streams

We partnered with Facebook over 3 years ago to bring RouteNote artists’ music from all over the world to Facebook and Instagram. We offer free distribution to all artists and by selecting Facebook you can get your music added to Facebook’s content library, allowing your music to be used in videos and streams on Facebook whilst getting paid from every view.

If you’re new to RouteNote, creating an account is as simple as heading to www.routenote.com and entering your email address to create a free account. Once you’re logged in select ‘Create new release’ to add your music and select the stores you want to distribute your music to.

Choose Facebook to add your music to Facebook’s system for automatic detection any time it is used in video content. If your music is approved for distribution to Facebook then you’ll also be added to Instagram where users can choose your music to soundtrack their Stories and Reels, getting paid every time your music is used.

What is Facebook Gaming?

Facebook Gaming launched in 2018 as a dedicated spot for creators to share their gameplay with fans on the world’s most popular social media platform. The site is built into their website and Facebook even have their own dedicated app for Gaming.

The hub is a lot like Twitch or YouTube’s live-streamed gaming community. The app and website brings together pre-recorded videos and clips from streams as well as offering all of the livestreams currently recording. Viewers can search for particular games or creators and then they can pin games for quick access.

Users can join tournaments in which they can challenge other players directly through Facebook Gaming. Schedule tournaments in advance and compete with gamers from all over the world or join existing tournaments.

Users can also play Facebook’s web games like Draw Something, Candy Crush, and many others. The games are built into Facebook’s platform so any players can easily challenge their friends and see their friends’ high scores and progress.

Get a YouTube Sync license

Artists streaming on YouTube could be earning more for their music with sync royalties and at RouteNote we’re here to help artists earn all of the royalties that they’re entitled to.

Sync Royalties are generated for music that is set to moving image. Sync Licenses in popular media are agreed upon between Film and TV producers and the artists or their representatives whenever they use music in their content. It’s not widely known but the same basis for revenues applies to video content online, and artists could be earning more for their music on YouTube.

The royalties generated through Synchronization on YouTube are called micro-sync royalties. Whilst very similar, micro-sync royalties are set apart because they are generated on a per-stream basis on publicly available content online.

How can artists earn YouTube micro-sync royalties?

With us at RouteNote, artists are able to upload their music to YouTube’s Content ID system for free. Once music is in the Content ID system, YouTube are able to scan all videos on their site to identify any uses of music and then pay the ad-revenue from those videos to the rights-owner of the music.

The YouTube Content ID service that we currently offer to users distributes royalties when the sound recording of a song is used in a video. This new service will collect micro sync royalties for the use of the composition of the song as well.

To apply for micro-sync collection on your tracks on YouTube, fill out our form here: https://forms.gle/GzqpP4hnAH8728b18

How do creators get a YouTube Sync license?

Thanks to YouTube’s Content ID system, creators are able to use a lot of music without any agreements or contract between them and the copyright holder. Once YouTube recognises the track you’ve used it will credit the artist automatically in the description of the video and the ad-revenues for the video will be distributed to the rightsholders of the music. This has allowed independent creators to create content with the soundtrack of their choice whilst ensuring artists still get paid.

This will be the case for any artists who have distributed their music to Content ID through RouteNote. It is best to always check wherever possible with original artist or label of any music that you are using whether you are allowed to use it any videos you upload. Some tracks may require an agreement outside of the Content ID system and some tracks will not be allowed for use regardless.

RouteNote’s New Music Releases 27th August, 2021: 12 fresh tracks in 4 huge playlists to suit every mood

We have four smoking hot playlists for you with fresh new tracks for every occassion whether your weekend is going to be a non-stop party or a low-key, chilled out affair. We’ve got the musical goods to please your speakers.

It’s that time again. Friday is here and that means that there is new music from incredible artists all around the globe. Keeping track of all the great new tunes to come out from the top artists down to the underground gems can be hard, and that’s why RouteNote’s four in-house playlists are the place to be at the end of the week.

We have a playlist for every mood, with Hooked offering the party bangers to get the people dancing and Catalyst offering the best house music for parties or more mellow vibes. For a more downtempo weekend of relaxing in the sun or curling up inside with we have Lo-Fi, full of the very best mellow hip-hop sounds. Finally our brand new playlist Tranquilize offers up something entirely new with the greatest easy-listening music from across a bunch of genres.

Here are 12 of the brand new tracks spicing up our playlists this week.

Sunny Days – Coolum

Looking to spend your weekend with a chilled drink, in the sun, dreaming about palm trees (or perhaps laying down under real ones!)? Coolum’s fantastic new track will take you to the tropical paradise of your dreams with its immutable energy and summer sounds.


Ice Cream – 3ble

One for the late summer evenings when you want to hold the people close to you tight and dance through the night. 3ble has dropped another mega banger on our doorstep. This one needs to be turned up.


No Turning Back – Vexento

Vexento has long been one of our favourites at RouteNote. Always fresh, always on the good vibes; No Turning Back represents Vexento doing just that. Carrying on the path of incredible dance tunes that have come before, this is another track that feels like pure Vexento whilst sounding fresh as he carries on his route to getting hands across the world in the air.


Abilities – BARELO

If you are a fan of house then you need to get this on your speakers or on your headphones. BARELO does not disappoint on this incredible house tune that needs to be in every real dance lover’s mix this year.


Last Friday Night – Santi & Jamie Deraz

Last Friday night we didn’t have this track on our playlists and now they’re all the better for it. A big, bouncy track that was made to jump around to this Friday night – and the next… and the next.

forest – Hetalia

Need some time to relax? Everybody deserves a moment that is dedicated to number one: yourself. Let Hetalia be your guide to laying back and letting the stresses of the week lift off you with this gorgeous piece, now making our Lo-Fi playlist the chillest it’s ever been.

I’ll be honest with you – Rogian.n

I’ll be honest with you, dear reader. You’re gonna love this track. It’s mellow, it has retro vibes all over it, jazzy chords that will lift you up, smooth beats that will keep you steady. What are you waiting for, discover Rogian.n.

trust in me – adi.

adi.’s new track is set apart from the others in its unique sound. It’s a perfect blend of lo-fi indie vocals and guitar with some hip-hop beats keeping the piece rolling in what feels like a minute-and-a-half long dream that you’re sad to wake up from.

Ether – Sizzle Bird

Where do I begin with this ethereal new piece from Sizzle Bird? It starts off as a landscape view of an old Celtic landscape, textured with brush-land and wild animals roaming in the high noon sun. Then the chase begins and you’re rolling up and down the hills with creatures ahead and on your tail. At least, that’s what I thought.

DoublePercent – Juice

A refreshing glass of juice in a track. DoublePercent doesn’t miss on this loungey, jazz-y piece of magic. If you’re looking for something to bop your head to this weekend then boy, do we have the goods for you with this track.

Under the Waves – Borrtex

Borrtex is a composer of emotion, not just music. This gorgeous piece from him expresses that in every way possible. From melancholy ruminations, to moments of uplifting optimism; this track is a journey that we think you should all go on.

RouteNote’s New Music Releases 20th August, 2021: 12 fresh adds to our in-house RouteNote playlists

Our new playlist is here! Listen to 12 new tracks from Tranquilize and our three other RouteNote curated playlists, featuring amazing tracks from RouteNote artists and even a feature from Ed Sheeran.

Happy Friday everyone! Time to check out our brand new in-house playlist, and all the new music launching today across the four playlists curated by the RouteNote team.

Tranquilize is the newest curated playlist to join our lineup, offering easy listening music across the genres to help you breeze through the weekend and beyond. Don’t forget our Hooked playlist with uptempo dance bangers, Catalyst bringing you all things house, and Lo-fi offering relaxing chillhop.

Scroll on for twelve brand new tracks from RouteNote artists, including cover versions taking well-known tracks to new places – and a feature from Ed Sheeran.

Morning Dan, Red Powder, Franko Keys – Persik

Let’s begin by introducing you to a few tracks from our brand new playlist, Tranquilize. First, easing you in with the twinkling piano and laidback beat of “Persik.”


Boshi, bearbare, Lucas Melan – Stay with Me

Here the haunting melody of Sam Smith’s hit “Stay With Me” is stripped back to crisply layered piano, an excellent accompaniment to settling in for the evening after a long workday.


Martin Arteta – Lucid Dreams

Another creatively transformed cover song to end the Tranquilized highlights. This time “Lucid Dreams” by Juice WRLD is slowed down and given the acoustic treatment by Martin Arteta, before a steady beat kicks in for an extra injection of emotion.


FIRST – Back ‘N Forth

Time to take it up a few gears with our Hooked playlist. Let’s launch straight in with FIRST’s invigorating party track “Back ‘N Forth.”


Lupage – Yo No Sé (feat. Seba Dentis)

Next up, “Yo No Sé” by Lupage. Beginning with menacingly low vocals, the track builds to an energizing rhythm that’ll get your heart pumping.


Oxyoze – Don’t Know Why

The final track from our Hooked playlist comes from Oxyoze. That smooth production will keep you pushing right through your workout.


Fallen – Do This To Me

Next up, let’s explore the Catalyst playlist. “Do This To Me” by Fallen is a bright mix, with bubbling sounds that dance around each other and make you nod along.


Alande – Because Of Love

Check out the perfectly controlled build-ups in “Because of Love” by Alande. Another highlight from our Catalyst playlist this week with catchy melodies throughout.


Alonestar – Raise ’em up – Tropical house mix (feat. Ed Sheeran & Herbert Skillz)

Ed Sheeran has just announced that his fifth album is due in October and this week he’s here on our Catalyst playlist too, featuring on Alonestar’s tropical house remix of the catchy banger “Raise ‘em up.”

Alonestar is versatile rapper and producer Jethro Sheeran, who just so happens to be Ed’s cousin. This house remix is made for dancing barefoot in the sand, raising your cocktail up to the stars.


Juliette – velvet pillows

Our fourth playlist is full of Lo-Fi mixes. Taken from the nights shades EP, “velvet pillows” takes simple, great ideas and layers them for a relaxing study soundtrack.


Grandmaster Faff – Get Up

The brilliantly named Grandmaster Faff has released a groovy, laidback track featuring a funky guitar riff and snatches of jazzy horns – hit play and check it out below.


after noon – Late Hours

Finally, let the gentle sound of rainwater carry you away, as after noon’s “Late Hours” gives you the lo-fi vibes you need to drift off to sleep or knuckle down and concentrate for the start of the working week.


Want to feature on our ever-growing playlists? Become a RouteNote artist, and release your tracks for free. Discover more and sign up here.

‘Tranquilize’ is RouteNote’s fourth official playlist – full of the best chillout music from our artists

RouteNote’s latest playlist Tranquilize showcases the best chillout and easy listening music from some of RouteNote’s most talented artists.

The new curated playlist joins Hooked with high tempo dance music, Catalyst with dance, house and chill house music, and Lo-Fi with hip-hop and chillhop music. Tranquilize is a cross-genre playlists with electronic and acoustic, easy listening and chillout music, perfect for winding down and relaxing. Every day, RouteNote are sent thousands of songs from artists around the world. These playlists bring listeners the best of music recently uploaded to our site.

All four playlists are updated every Friday and there are already over 100 songs on Tranquilize for you to get lost in.


Playlisting on these playlists is by invite only. For a chance to featured, distribute your music for free with RouteNote.

RouteNote Artists’ sales statistics for June 2021 are now available

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