Best distribution companies 2021

Best distribution companies 2021

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At RouteNote we provide all of the tools independent artists and labels need to distribute, earn money from and analyse their music online.

RouteNote’s goal is to help unsigned artists and labels upload and manage their music on stores, streaming services and social media platforms. But what helps RouteNote stand out from the crowd? On top of powerful easy-to-use tools, fast moderators, helpful support team and leaving artists with 100% of the rights to their music, our pricing strategy can rarely be beaten.

RouteNote Pricing

  • Free Distribution. Artist keeps 85% revenue.
    • Zero fees, zero recurring costs
  • Premium Distribution. Artist keeps 100% revenue. $9.99 per year, plus one-time fee:
    • Single: $10
    • EP: $20
    • Album: $30
    • Extended Album: $45
  • Unlimited uploads on both tiers
  • Unlimited artists on both tiers
  • Free UPCs and ISRCs
  • Fast moderation and support on both tiers
  • All features and stores are the same between tiers
  • No additional fees for any stores
  • Artists can switch tiers at any time

Click here to sign up to RouteNote today.


Amuse Pricing

  • Start Distribution: Free
    • 12 releases per year
    • One artist page
    • Slow distribution
    • Limited stores
    • Limited features
    • Limited support
    • Royalty split with 15% fee
  • Boost Distribution: $24.99 per year
    • Unlimited releases
    • One artist page
    • Faster distribution
    • More stores
    • More features
    • More support
    • Royalty split with 0% fee
    • YouTube Content ID with 15% fee
  • Pro Distribution: $59.99 per year
    • Unlimited releases
    • Multiple artist pages
    • Faster distribution
    • More features
    • Faster support
    • YouTube Content ID with 0% fee
    • Custom record label
    • Statements when requested

Click here for our full RouteNote vs. Amuse comparison.


AWAL Pricing

  • AWAL Core: Artist keeps 85% revenue
  • AWAL+: Smaller cut for artist depending on deal
  • AWAL Recordings: Smaller cut for artist depending on deal

Click here for our full RouteNote vs. AWAL comparison.


CD Baby Pricing

  • Artist keep 91% revenue, plus one-time fee:
    • Standard Single: $9.95.
    • Pro Single: $29.95
    • Standard Album: $29
    • Pro Album: $69
  • UPC
    • Single: $5
    • Album: $20

Click here for our full RouteNote vs. CD Baby comparison.


DistroKid Pricing

  • Musician: $19.99 per year
    • 1 artist
    • Limited features
    • Limited stats
  • Musician Plus: $35.99 per year
    • Up to 2 artists
    • More features
    • More stats
  • Label 5: $79.99 per year
    • Up to 5 artists
  • Label 10: $139.99 per year
    • Up to 10 artists
  • Label 20: $239.99 per year
    • Up to 20 artists
  • Label 50: $59.99 per year
    • Up to 50 artists
  • Label 100: $1199.99 per year
    • Up to 100 artists
  • Shazam: $0.99 per song, per year.
  • Stores Maximizer (delivery to new stores): $7.95 per album, per year.
  • YouTube Content ID: 20% fee, plus:
    • $4.95 per single, per year.
    • $14.95 per album, per year.
  • Leave a Legacy (release won’t be takendown due to missed payment):
    • $29 per single
    • $49 per album

Click here for our full RouteNote vs. DistroKid comparison.


Ditto Pricing

  • Artist: $19 per year
    • 1 artist
  • Professional: $29 per year
    • Up to 2 artists
  • Label: $69 per year
    • Up to 5 artists
  • Label: $119 per year
    • Up to 10 artists
  • Label: $159 per year
    • Up to 15 artists
  • Label: $199 per year
    • Up to 20 artists
  • Label: $249 per year
    • Up to 30 artists
  • Label: $299 per year
    • Up to 40 artists

Click here for our full RouteNote vs. Ditto comparison.


Level Pricing

  • $20 per year
  • Up to 5 artists

Click here for our full RouteNote vs. Level comparison.


ONErpm Pricing

  • Artist keeps 85% revenue on most stores
  • Artist keeps 70% revenue on YouTube Content ID

Click here for our full RouteNote vs. OneRPM comparison.


TuneCore Pricing

  • Single: $9.99 per year
  • Album: $29.99 first year, $49.99 each following year.
  • YouTube Content ID: $10 and 20% fee
  • Instagram/Facebook: 20% fee

Click here for our full RouteNote vs. TuneCore comparison.


UnitedMasters Pricing

  • UnitedMasters: Free. Artist keeps 90% revenue.
    • Limited stores
  • UnitedMasters SELECT: $59.99 per year. Artist keep 100% revenue.

Click here for our full RouteNote vs. UnitedMasters comparison.

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