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Think RouteNote is the cheapest option for distribution? Think again.

With RouteNote’s annual recurring fees and additional charges for essential features like your music smartlink, the cost of distribution grows exponentially over time.

With iMusician you have found your RouteNote alternative: You only pay once to keep your music online forever on the widest range of streaming services and download shops worldwide.

Choosing your music distributor is a crucial step in your music-making journey, often influencing your potential growth and determining the legacy you leave behind. At iMusician, we hope to be your ultimate-one-stop-360 music industry and business partner, centering everything we do around you and your needs as an independent musician. This page gives you an easy-to-read, informative breakdown of how and why iMusician is better than RouteNote — covering the most important subjects independent artists and record labels need to think about.

RouteNote VS iMusician Comparison

How is iMusician better than RouteNote?

Fees paid for one album with 100% royalties*
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Commission

0% to 15%

Price per Single

$10

Price per EP

$20

Price per Album

$30

Price per Extended Album

$45

Electronic Music Distribution on Beatport

Electronic Music Distribution on Traxsource

Free Music Smartlink

$5 per month with PUSHfm

Personal Support via Community

No Minimum Payout

You will need to earn at least $50 to get your money

Free Submissions to iMusician Playlists

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Commission

0% to 10%

Price per Single

$9

Price per EP

$15

Price per Album

$20

Price per Extended Album

$20

Electronic Music Distribution on Beatport

Included with AMPLIFY+

Electronic Music Distribution on Traxsource

Included with AMPLIFY+

Free Music Smartlink

Yes, we have Artist Hub Free (for free)

Personal Support via Community

No Minimum Payout

Receive your money from the very first cent

Free Submissions to iMusician Playlists

Think RouteNote is the cheapest option for distribution? Think again.

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What are iMusician benefits compared to RouteNote?

Widest range of shops and genres worldwide including classical and electronic music

At iMusician, we believe that the genre of music you make should showcase your strengths not cause you trouble. Afterall, what really matters is that you get your music out in the world and heard.

Speaking of electronic music, we also cover the largest selection of electronic music shops, including Traxsource, Beatport or Juno Download. This way we make sure you’re able to maximize your reach to your audience wherever they listen to music, without compromising on your choice of music genres or your artistic vision. RouteNote doesn’t distribute your music on Beatport or Traxsource.

Personal support at its best

We are aware that talking about all things ‘music business’ can be complicated and daunting. We understand that it’s much easier to communicate about these things in your mother language, and in your own words.

That’s why we have an excellent Artist and Label Relations team that is here to provide you with the best service among music distribution services — in six different languages: English, Spanish, French, German, Italian and Portuguese. You can ask us anything and we’ll be more than happy to guide you.

FAQs

Definitely not. Even with their Free option, you will have to give up 15% of your revenue which can be a very big amount of money.

This is simple.

  1. Keep your ISRC codes and UPC barcodes of your releases distributed via RouteNote

  2. Request the takedown of your releases on RouteNote

  3. Create your releases on iMusician and be sure to insert the same UPC and ISRC codes where it is required so you will keep the same count of streams, downloads, playlists, etc

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Explore For Free

Join our community of half a million independent artists and labels who trust iMusician to sell and monetize their music online.

Truly Unlimited.
Your music stays online forever. No yearly or monthly fee to keep your tracks in stores.

Your Music is Safe With Us.
We're Swiss! That means no withholding tax, and no minimum payouts. You own 100% of your music copyrights.

Discover Your Potential.
Use the power of data to find out where your listeners are with our Music Analytics tool.

Break Through the Noise.
Artist Hub helps you grow your fans, get more streams and reach your goals as an artist.

Stay Free, Stay Flexible.
Switch your subscription to our free plan anytime, for as long as you need to.

Reach Fans All Over The World.
Sell and monetize your music on the widest range of shops all over the world such as Spotify, Deezer, Beatport, Amazon, Traxsource & more.

Get Playlisted.
Playlists are crucial for a successful career. Get your tracks on our lists, and increase your chances for editorial playlists.

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