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Is RouteNote a Scam?

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Is RouteNote a Scam?

This is a reasonable question. We want to be careful when handing over control to any service we haven’t dealt with before. In my RouteNote Review, I noticed a trend in the comments section. People were coming in droves and posting horrendous claims of injustice, perpetrated by RouteNote. I allowed them for a while, until I noticed a pattern. Most of these comments would make the same basic claims. They would use strong language and angry speech. And they all had similar email address formats (i.e. SomeAngryGuy89@gmail.com)

I’m all for speaking up when you feel a company has wronged you. It helps others to avoid the same traps and it’s good to keep companies on their toes. What I’m not for is concerted efforts to bring down a companies reputation based on lies. I vet the comments more thoroughly now. As you can read in my review of my experience with RouteNote, they haven’t been perfect, but they have been honest and I’m pleased with my experience.

You can choose another music distribution service if you like. Just because I’m ok with RouteNote doesn’t mean you have to be. But let’s be honest in our evaluations of other companies. Is RouteNote a scam? No! The commenters that trash companies without justification (probably paid to do so) are the scammers. And no, I don’t mean if you have had a negative experience with RouteNote that you don’t get to share that. You can share it in my comments section, as long as I don’t detect that you are a paid shill.

My experience with RouteNote.com (so far)

Update, July 21th, 2015:  It has been a long road, with several bumps, but overall I do recommend RouteNote. They always pay on time, and they have been willing to work out some of the particular issues I’ve had. Read on for more details on my long journey.

If you decide to sign up for RouteNote, please use my referral code: 726fc62e


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Originally posted January 29th, 2014:

I’ve been bitten by the “create a bunch of music and then publish it” bug.  I wish I would have contracted this virus earlier, but timing can’t always be helped.  Since I am new (very, very new) to distributing my music online, and there was no help online when I searched for certain information, I decided to chronicle my experience to share with others.

I had some questions, like:

What services should I release my music on?

How long does it take for a song to be released on iTunes?

How long does it take for a song to be released on Amazon, or Spotify, or Groove (Xbox) Music?

Is it easy to release my own music online?

How do you pronounce RouteNote? (it’s pronounced like root)

How much do iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, Groove Music, etc. pay artists?

So hopefully, by sharing my experience with some of the details, it will make it clearer for others trying to go the same path.  Maybe my experiences will even give you confidence, so it doesn’t feel like you are jumping into a big dark ocean, in the middle of the night, naked. Continue reading