How do I switch to RouteNote from UnitedMasters?

You can easily switch to RouteNote from any other distributor and keep all the same stream numbers and playlist entries across platforms.

Being invite-only, UnitedMasters offers free and SELECT music distribution to a small number of artists. RouteNote offers hundreds of thousands of artists and labels music distribution across all stores to free and Premium members, where as non-SELECT members of UnitedMasters get access to just five stores and streaming services. At $59.99/year SELECT memberships are more expensive than RouteNote Premium’s $9.99/year plus a small one off payment per release.

When coming from another distributor, the first thing you’ll want to do is ensure you’ve got a copy of all the original audio files and metadata. You’ll be able to view and download all of this data from your previous distributor. In particular, keep a note of your track names, artist names, original release date, ISRCs and UPCs. Once you’ve got all the relevant data, close your account with your previous distributor.

Before re-uploading your releases to RouteNote, ensure you allow enough time for the releases to be completely removed from all stores to avoid any duplicates. This usually takes around a week.

Upload your release to RouteNote. Enter all metadata exactly as it was previously. RouteNote provides all users with free UPCs and ISRCs, however if you’re moving from another distributor, be sure to use the same UPCs and ISRCs so your release holds the same number of streams, stays in the same playlists and lands on the correct artist store.

We’ll get your release moderated in about 72 hours and up on to stores and streaming services within days. Head to RouteNote today to get started.

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