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Company typePrivate Company
GenreDigital distribution
Music publishing
FounderSteven Finch and Rolf Munding
Area served
ProductsOnline Music Distribution
ServicesOpen platform music distribution and publishing administration.
Number of employees

RouteNote is a digital music distribution, publishing and licensing service founded in 2007. Based in Cornwall, United Kingdom, RouteNote allows artists to distribute music to online retailers including Spotify, iTunes and Amazon Music, among others.[1][2]

The company supports 1,000,000 artists and has facilitated the distribution of 4.2 million songs. It is noted for its offering of free distribution services.[3]


RouteNote was founded in 2007 by Steven Finch.[4]

In 2016, RouteNote announced a partnership with SoundCloud to allow artists to monetise their content on the platform.[5]

In 2021, following the COVID-19 pandemic, RouteNote reported a 50% growth in its customer base in more than 193 countries.[6]

In April 2021, the company opened an office in South Korea to support it's partnership with Asian digital music platforms such as MelOn, Bugs! and Tencent Music.[7]


RouteNote provides a multitude of services to facilitate the publishing of artists' music.

  • Distribution: RouteNote distributes music to over 150 digital stores and streaming platforms.
  • Analytics: RouteNote provides artists with analytics about their music, such as their songs' performance and where it is being played.[8]
  • Marketing: RouteNote offers artists marketing tools to help them promote their music, such as press release distribution and social media promotion. In 2022, Routenote partnered with, a music marketing and promotion service.
  • Royalties: Artists who use RouteNote's free distribution service receive 85% of the royalties generated from their music, while artists who use the paid distribution service receive 100% of the royalties. The RouteNote system for Content ID pays the original artist for any uses of their composition.[9]


  1. ^ "Routenote: Music Distribution Platform". Tracxn.
  2. ^ Vergnault, Olivier (2022-03-01). "Truro business turning budding musicians into superstars". CornwallLive. Retrieved 2023-08-21.
  3. ^ "The perfect choice for a digital success story - News - Newham and The Port of Truro". Retrieved 2023-08-21.
  4. ^ "RouteNote: Digital Music Distribution". Retrieved 2023-08-19.
  5. ^ RouteNote. "RouteNote Partners With SoundCloud to Help Artists Make Money". (Press release). Retrieved 2023-08-21.
  6. ^ Eyriey, Nick (2021-12-07). "High growth for RouteNote | Business Cornwall". Retrieved 2023-08-21.
  7. ^ "Asia News: Shanghai Arena, Singapore GP, RouteNote & More - Pollstar News". 2021-06-11. Retrieved 2023-08-21.
  8. ^ "How to see your statistics on RouteNote". RouteNote Blog. 2019-04-29. Retrieved 2023-08-21.
  9. ^ "RouteNote: Digital Music Distribution". Retrieved 2023-08-21.

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