With the emergence of the indie label, and the increase in digital downloads, artist such as yourself are looking for the most cost effective ways to have their music distributed online. Routenote is an online music distribution company which provides independent artist the opportunity to get their music on the most popular online stores, including iTunes for free.
How does it work? Its very easy. Once you sign up for a free account you have 2 options.
1. Create a FREE RELEASE. How it works is for no up front fee or yearly fee, you get to keep 85% of what your music sells and Routenote (your distributor) keeps the other 15%. This is a great deal because it's no cost to you period. Even if your music doesn't sell you will not be required to pay a dime. You will still own your masters and this is not an exclusive agreement therefore allowing you to change distributors at anytime you want. Some distributors charge 20% of all sales and streams or more, and still require you to pay an upfront fee plus a yearly fee.
2. Create a PREMIUM RELEASE. A premium release requires you to pay $10 upfront for a single, $20 for an EP, $30 for an or $45 extended album. Then just $9.99 annually. The best thing of all is that you get to keep 100% of your royalties. This a great option if you have a great fan base an you know you will be able to at least cover the upfront cost and the yearly cost of maintaining all of your releases online.
Here's also a benefit as to why you want your music distributed with routenote. Your given a free routenote direct account where your fans can download your music directly from your website using custom widgets and you get paid instantly via paypal once again all for free. Add in the fact that not only will your music be on iTunes within 1 to 2 weeks but also Google Play, Amazon, Spotify, XBox Music, plus more.