How to get a music distribution deal

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At RouteNote we take the complicated contracts and unfair royalty cuts out of independent music distribution.

Navigating the music industry as an independent artist can be daunting, but if you want to take the stress and cost out of online music distribution while still staying in full control of your music, there is one clear choice. We specialize in helping growing artists make a name for themselves online. Any artist of size or genre can distribute their music through RouteNote, with zero upfront of recurring costs for artists looking to start their online music career. With just a few click, in a few days we can get your music online and earning revenue on Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, Amazon Music, YouTube Music, Deezer, TIDAL, YouTube Content ID, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, SoundCloud and many more stores, streaming services and social media platforms around the world.

It’s super easy too! Just sign up to RouteNote, upload your tracks, enter the metadata and artwork, choose the stores and territories, then choose between Free Distribution and Premium Distribution. Our two models are designed to strike the perfect balance for all artists. With zero upfront or recurring costs, Free Distribution allows artists to keep 85% of the revenue. With a small fee, Premium Distribution allows artists to keep 100% of the revenue. If you find your release is taking off, you can switch any release at any time. Our moderation team will take a listen to your release, make sure everything looks and sounds perfect, before passing it on to our partners. A few days later and your music will start popping up in the chosen stores.

Every time your music is bought or played, revenue will be sent to your RouteNote account, ready to be deposited into a PayPal or bank account. You’ll see a detailed breakdown of where your music is earning money to decide your next marketing strategy.


Talking of marketing, our partners over at PUSH.fm can help you with free and easy-to-use campaign tools.

What are you waiting for, head to RouteNote today and start sharing your music with new fans around the world.

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