Are you sitting on a collection of tracks you think the world needs to hear? Check out how to share your music online for free!
“Be an independent musician”, they said. “It will be fun”, they said.
Making music independently can be loads of fun, we’re not disputing that at all. However, we recognise that it can involve juggling a lot of responsibilities.
Asides from the actual writing of the music, you have to organise the studio time for recording it, think about the production, and then also the marketing of a new release. Plus (when the world isn’t locked into various quarantines) there’s the touring and performing of this new music to plan. So, it’s fair enough that you would want to have to worry as little as possible about the distribution of your music online.
Digital music streaming has skyrocketed since the Covid-19 pandemic hit, and we lost live music. The silver lining is that people have had lots more time to create their own music and get people streaming it. But, with so many available streaming services out there, distribution can be a lot to keep on top of.
How to Share Your Music
Our official partner, RouteNote offers a fantastic digital music distribution service for independent and established artists alike. Get your music on streaming platforms for free, and still keep hold of a massive portion of your revenue. At RouteNote, you can choose from 30 partners and stores to have your music available on, retaining 85% of all earnings your tracks generate. They also offer a paid premium service that enables you to keep 100% of earnings. This plan is incredibly flexible, affording you total freedom and control as an artist.
One of the previously mentioned 30 partners includes SoundCloud. Selecting this store enables you to monetise your SoundCloud profile, although it will not upload your music to the site for you. However, if you haven’t already, now is a great time to upload your music SoundCloud, as it is overhauling its royalties system in favour of independent artists.
Utilise social media to get your music heard by using RouteNote to distribute your stuff to a variety of platforms. Distributing music to Facebook couldn’t be simpler. Ditto Instagram stories and TikTok’s audio library. From uploading, it takes just a few days for your music to reach partner stores and go live.
Manage all your music distribution in one place, with access to a fantastic support team who can help with any queries you might have.
Once you’ve got your distribution covered, check out RouteNote’s partner, PUSH.fm to get your marketing campaigns on point. For free, start capturing new supporters with campaigns like Fan Links and Pre-Saves.