RouteNote vs. Ditto Music – music distribution platforms compared

Ditto offer music distribution across stores, however their pricing can be expensive, especially for labels with multiple artists.

Ditto help independent artists and labels distribute their music to stores, streaming services and social media platforms such as Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer, Amazon Music, TIDAL, Pandora and TikTok, but miss some key partners such as SoundCloud, as well as eMusic, Nuuday, Kanjian, iHeartRadio, Kuack, Qobuz, Gracenote and FLO. RouteNote distribute to all of the above stores, free of charge.

Ditto also offers a number of other tools for artists such as SmartLinks with pre-saves, and Ditto Plus – their premium music marketing service for select artists. RouteNote’s partner can help you create a free landing page for all stores with Fan Links and Pre-saves. Much like Ditto Plus, RouteNote All Access helps professional artists and labels with dedicated account management, priority support and pitching assistance.


Ditto have three pricing tiers:

  • Artist: $19 per year – 1 artist
  • Professional: $29 per year – 2 artists
  • Label: $69 per year – 5 artists

With no free option, these models can restrictive for artists just starting out with no budget. Allowing a maximum of 5 artists per $69, their Label tier can lead to very high costs for those managing potentially hundreds of artists.


RouteNote have two tiers designed to suit artists of all sizes. Changing tiers per release can be done at any point and is as easy as clicking a switch.

  • Free: no fees, unlimited artists and songs – artist keeps 85% of the revenue
  • Premium: fee per release, plus $9.99 annually – artist keeps 100% of the revenue

Our free model is loved by those just starting out, with absolutely no fees for unlimited uploads from an unlimited number of artists. This cannot be matched by Ditto Music.

RouteNote provides artists of all sizes with competitive pricing and powerful tools to help you stand out from the crowd. Click here to get started.

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