Can I use samples in my track with RouteNote?

It’s alright if you’ve got the rights.

If you’re using samples in tracks you upload to us, we may need to ask you where they’ve come from so we can confirm you have the appropriate rights to use them in a commercial release.

We try to avoid querying samples as much as possible, but if we need to, we’ll ask you (as the creator) to account for anything in the content you’re uploading to us. Please make sure you know where your samples come from just in case we need to check!

If you do need to provide information about any samples in your release, we’ll need you to send in links to where it came from, and evidence that you have the rights to use it.

There are several common types of samples you might be wondering about, so click the category below for more info:
A paid-for sample pack
My own sample pack
Free sample pack
Sampling content from YouTube
Sampling content from TikTok
Sampling content from Facebook/Instagram
Copyright exempt samples
Public domain samples
Direct samples
Speech samples

Our sample subscription service, RouteNote Create, allows you to access individual samples or full packs which are guaranteed to be completely original. Subscriptions start at only $2.99 a month! Samples from RouteNote Create also make it easy to clear moderation. as each purchase comes with a unique licence ID.

If you pop that through to us at moderation@routenote.com along with your username and the UPC of the release, then we’ll be able to clear it immediately for you.

Check out the full RouteNote Style Guide here!

See also:
Will Content ID be blocked on my release if I use samples?

Can I use a free to use backing track in my release?
Can I use a purchased backing track in my release?

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