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.

Stores

RouteNote deliver to many of the same stores CD Baby work with, plus some extra such as:

  • eMusic
  • Gracenote
  • Kanjian
  • Melon
  • Bugs!
  • Vibe
  • Naver
Pricing
CD Baby
  • Single from $9.95
  • Album from $29
  • Artists keep 91%

UPCs (required for every release):

  • $5 per single
  • $20 per album
RouteNote

Free

  • $0.00 – Zero upfront fees or recurring costs
  • Artists keep 85%

Premium

  • Single – $10
  • EP – $20
  • Album – $30
  • Extended Album – $45
  • $9.99 annually
  • Artist keep 100%

UPCs

  • $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.

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