CD Baby vs. RouteNote Comparison
CD Baby and RouteNote offer worldwide digital releases of your music to many of the same top stores such as Spotify, Apple Music, TikTok, Amazon, Pandora, YouTube and Deezer, however CD Baby can be very costly for both small and developed artists.
Other features CD Baby advertise include YouTube Monetization and promotional tools (such as Spotify Pre-Saves). Click the links to see how RouteNote can offer these features too. Additionally RouteNote work directly with SoundCloud to help users monetize their content. CD Baby do not offer this feature.
RouteNote deliver to many of the same stores CD Baby work with, plus some extra such as:
- Single from $9.95
- Album from $29
- Artists keep 91%
UPCs (required for every release):
- $5 per single
- $20 per album
- $0.00 – Zero upfront fees or recurring costs
- Artists keep 85%
- Single – $10
- EP – $20
- Album – $30
- Extended Album – $45
- $9.99 annually
- Artist keep 100%
- $0.00 – Unlimited UPCs for free
RouteNote is better value for money in almost every instance. Taking a 9% cut on top of fees is unsustainable for small and large artists alike.