TuneCore vs. RouteNote Comparison

TuneCore and RouteNote offer digital distribution to artists of all sizes to major stores, however TuneCore cannot compete with RouteNote’s free distribution.

Both RouteNote and TuneCore offer worldwide music distribution to many of the same top stores and streaming services, such as Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music, Tidal, Google Play, Amazon Music, TikTok and Tencent.

Exclusive stores, only with RouteNote:

  • eMusic
  • Nuuday
  • Kanjian
  • AWA
  • NetEase
  • Zing mp3

Additional Features

TuneCore and RouteNote offer YouTube Content ID and Instagram/Facebook distribution. This allow users to monetize their content on these platforms.

TuneCore

  • YouTube – $10 fee. Artist keeps 80% revenue
  • Instagram – Free. Artist keeps 80% revenue
  • Facebook – Free. Artist keeps 80% revenue

RouteNote (Free distribution)

  • YouTube – Free. Artist keeps 85% revenue
  • Instagram – Free. Artist keeps 85% revenue
  • Facebook – Free. Artist keeps 85% revenue

If you’d prefer to keep 100% of the revenue generated through these sites, use RouteNote Premium distribution.

Additionally with RouteNote, get access to our YouTube Network to earn revenue for all content on your channel.

Another RouteNote exclusive is SoundCloud Monetization. Earn revenue from streams on your SoundCloud profile and get a free unlimited uploads account.


Promotional Tools

TuneCore advertise a promotional feature they call linkShare. This allows you to collate and share all stores with one link. The feature is part of TuneCore’s Social Pro subscription for $7.99/month. RouteNote can offer its artists a similar feature called Smartlinks through our partner site Push.fm. Anyone can create 30 fanlinks totally free, or unlimited for just $4.99/month.

With Push.fm you can also create Pre-Saves for Spotify, Apple Music and Deezer. Content Unlocks gives fans access to exclusive content in exchange for social actions. Get access to all of these features for free with Push.fm.


Pricing

TuneCore
  • Artists keep 100% revenue
  • Single – $9.99/year
  • Album $29.99 first year, $49.99 each following year
RouteNote Premium
  • Artists keep 100% revenue
  • Single – $10, $9.99/year
  • EP – $20, $9.99/year
  • Album – $30, $9.99/year
RouteNote Free
  • $0.00 – Zero upfront fees or recurring costs
  • Artists keep 85% revenue

RouteNote Premium offers distribution for singles at the same cost of TuneCore. For EPs or albums, RouteNote’s annual cost at $9.99 is a significant saving over TuneCore’s $49.99. For the smaller artist, RouteNote’s Free model offers an opportunity TuneCore cannot match. Check the ‘Why RouteNote?’ page to see our price comparison table.


Head to RouteNote, to get distributing to all of the top stores, free of charge.

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