How to make money on YouTube with your music

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YouTube Content ID is a great way for musicians to generate money on the video platform. Better yet, it’s free and open to any artists big or small through RouteNote.

One of our most popular stores on RouteNote is YouTube Content ID. When you upload your music to YouTube’s Content ID service, you track will be sent to their database and check for any matches across all videos on YouTube. If a user uploads a video that uses part or all of your song, you’ll earn revenue for every view that video gets.

Distribute your music for free through RouteNote and get access to YouTube Content ID at no extra cost. Providing you own exclusive rights to the content you’re uploading, any artists, big or small, can use YouTube Content ID. Be aware, there are some kinds of music that we can’t send to YouTube Content ID, Facebook or Instagram. Click here to see more.

We also distribute music to Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and SoundCloud who have similar systems in place. On top of social media platforms, we can send your music to all the usual stores and streaming services such as Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, YouTube Music, Amazon Music, Deezer, Tidal and many more.

All features and stores are free with RouteNote, while the artist/label keep 85% of the revenue generated. To keep 100% of the revenue, use our Premium service for a small fee.

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