How to get paid after distributing your music on RouteNote

Once your music is live on all of the biggest stores and services around the world it’s time to get paid.

So – your music is online on all the platforms you wanted and people around the world are listening to it. Now it’s time to start reaping your rewards as the streams and sales roll in.

We distribute payments 45 days after the end of the month it has been earned in. For example if people were listening to your music in January then your statistics would be available on the 15th of March and your earnings will be transferred between the 15th and the 20th of March.

You can see all of your earnings and where they’ve come from on your account at Once they have surpassed $50 then we will pay it out on the 15th of every month to the PayPal account that you have linked to your RouteNote account.

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    What is the tax withholding percentage for Indian Artists? Is it like distrokid which is 30% for all artists from abroad? The Tax withholding percentage for different countries is actually different. Please help.

    Hi Tridib, the earnings that we send you are not tax-deducted, so you will need to file your own taxes on your earnings with your local authorities in your region.

    Hello, as soon as you have earned a total of over $50 you will receive payment when we distribute them between the 15th-20th of the month. So if you only have $30 one month and then earn $30 the next month, you will be paid as you’ll have a total of $60. Hope this helps! Let me know if you’d like to know any more.

    Hi, we send payments once you’ve earned $50 to reduce the fees that PayPal takes but there will be a very small charge.

    Yes, I don’t know why I could find the information about the exact amount of the fees, why they aren’t being up front about it but it’s going to be a little more than half of a percent in fees (%0.54) So on a $50 payout it’ll cost you a little less than 3 dollars. Not as “small” as I was hoping.

    Hey, is there any way to be paid and not losing that small PayPal fee? There must be another way, another payment method.. because Im losing a lot anually because of that fee, which is a lot

    Hi, when we send payments between the 15th and 20th of the month we will send your entire balance if it is over $50. We don’t and can’t fragment it.

    Hi, statistics are released 45 days after the end of each month once we’ve received them. For example, streams and sales made in April will show on accounts on the 15th of June. Payments are then made between the 15th and 20th if your account has reached a $50 minimum.

    Are there any alternative options when it comes to payment? i.e. Countries in which PayPal is banned/unavailable.

    Hi, we won’t charge anything for transactions. PayPal will take their usual fee of transactions.

    Do you need to fill in w8ben form or obtain a US Tax Identification number ITIN. In order for Route note to withhold 30% US tax on any income coming from the US online stores or do route note do this for people in the UK.

    The earnings we send to you are not tax deducted. As such, you will need to file your tax in accordance with the tax regulations of your country.

    RouteNote is registered for VAT in the UK with VAT registration number 160076239.

    Is there a limit in the fee paypal charge or is porcetnage without limit? I calculate is about 5.5% of the total payment about 5 6 dollars for 100 usd payed, last time it was closed to 20 dollars the paypal fee that is 240 dollars a year now for me…with Hiperwaller that will be more cheap…

    Hello…In my country we don’t use paypal. I give my bank account for money transfer. Is it okay now? Can I take my money from my bank account? I gave my details for bank account.

    Hi Abdullah, you should hear back from the team with confirmation pretty soon if you’ve provided your bank details.

    Hi Maidah, it depends on your local requirements. If you are earning money from your music then it is likely you will need to pay tax whether it’s on Free or Premium.

    What does it mean “AMOUNT NEEDED FOR NEXT PAYEMENT”?

    eg-If i have earnings $2 and amount needed for payment $48,exactly what does it mean and how much i”ll get ?


    Your earnings and statistics for the majority of stores are reflected on your account 45 days after the month they are earned in; for example – July’s earnings will be available on September 15th. Please note that a few of our partner stores report earnings and statistics 75 days after the end of the month or quarterly throughout the year.

    Payments are then automatically made between the 15th – 20th of each month, providing that the $50 minimum earnings threshold has been met.

    The exception to this is if the 15th of the month falls on a weekend. If this occurs, the payment period will commence upon the next working day.

    If you have not yet reached $50 don’t worry, your earnings will accumulate until you reach or surpassed the $50 threshold.

    Please contact our support team if you have any questions or concerns!

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