What is ‘revenue’ in the music industry?

The revenue of a release is the money earned from it through purchases and streams, after stores and distributors have taken their cut.

The earnings shown on your RouteNote profile are based on that, meaning all of the money displayed is cashable via PayPal, without a cent going to us, stores or hidden fees.

The amount taken by stores and streaming services varies and isn’t absolutely clear. Here are our estimates on how much a stream returns per stores.

As for the cut taken by your distributor, we make that super clear before any of your music is sent to us. If you upload via Premium Distribution, you keep 100% of the revenue generated for a small fee. Alternatively go with Free Distribution for zero upfront or recurring fees and keep 85% of the revenue. Our Free and Premium distribution is competitively priced, with unique features offered across the board.

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