When comparing RouteNote vs Spotify, the Slant community recommends Spotify for most people. In the question“What is the best music distribution service for ambient music?” Spotify is ranked 3rd while RouteNote is ranked 4th. The most important reason people chose Spotify is:
Spotify has over 20 million songs and arguably the largest collection out of its competitors and usually has the fastest access to new music. The Spotify desktop client allows local music files to be imported with the option of syncing with a mobile device which largely mitigates the issue of missing artists.
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Pro Support and customer service
Apart from the their slow music distribution issue, RouteNote has a good support and customer service.
Pro Monetization to the SoundCloud and YouTube music platform
You can monetize your musical tracks without particular requirements directly from RouteNote digital music distribution service with a free plan (you'll keep 85% of your royalties) or a premium plan (you'll keep 100% of your royalties paying 10$/year and another fee according to the product).
Pro Free music distribution to the popular digital stores
iTunes, Spotify, Google Play Music, YouTube Music, Tidal, iHeartRadio, Deezer, Amazon Music, Pandora and Facebook.
Pro Huge collection of music and fast access to newly released songs
Spotify has over 20 million songs and arguably the largest collection out of its competitors and usually has the fastest access to new music.
The Spotify desktop client allows local music files to be imported with the option of syncing with a mobile device which largely mitigates the issue of missing artists.
Pro Related artists
Helps to find new authors based on your previous picks
Pro Client's functionality can be extended via third-party apps
Pro Curated playlists
Public playlists on Spotify created by other people are great for finding new music.
Pro Has a free version
A free, ad-supported account allows streaming from an extensive library of music.
Pro Weekly Discover playlist uses a great algorithm
A playlist generated by Spotify based on your listening habits and released every Monday. The algorithm used by this playlist is great and stands out from its competitors.
Con Slow music distribution to the popular digital stores
Takes too long to distribute and deliver your musical tracks on both of their plans.
Con Free account have lots of ads
If you hate commercials, you would buy Premium or go on using something else.
Con Discovery is terrible
The discovery algorithm is poor and does not learn fast enough. Not obvious how to train it.
Con Poor audio quality
There's a high range of bitrates and most of vary from average to bad.