After over 30 years of releasing hit singles, Weird Al has just achieved his first number one album on the Billboard Top 200, with his new album Mandatory Fun. In just it’s first week, it sold an impressive 104,000 copies. It’s also the first comedy album to top the chart since 1963. In the lead up, he release a series of music videos parodies all over the web, on different sites including The Wall Street Journal, Yahoo, Nerdist, College Humor and YouTube.

Listen to the entire album for free on Spotify, or purchase from iTunes

Rhett & Link

by Tom Newman on July 28, 2014

A couple of creative geniuses on YouTube, Rhett & Link, with a total of over 300 million views, have a tonne of hilarious videos you should check out, including “music videos, sketches, and ridiculous local commercials”.

Brand new Adventure Club Mix – Superheroes Anonymous 5: Road Trip Edition

Pharrell Goes Triple Platinum

by Tom Newman on July 28, 2014

After just over a years since its release, ‘Happy’ has just past triple platinum status.

June 2013 saw Happy as the lead single of the Despicable Me 2 soundtrack, selling 1.8 million copies.

Since the singles official release towards the end of 2013, its spent a total of 4 weeks at the top position and hasn’t left the top 20 since, giving the single the fourth position in top selling records of the millennium.

The video that’s been viewed over 350 million times sits below.

RouteNote have been lucky enough to work with the team at Devin Super Tramp to find music for their videos. Here is the latest placement.

This video features Tobu – an electronic artist that has been signed to RouteNote for the past year.

AVbyte – Musical YouTubers

by Tom Newman on July 25, 2014

AVbyte a channel on YouTube who take popular films and video games, and turn them into musical performances.
A brilliant idea, here’s GTA 5′s transformation.

Speech Jammer

by Tom Newman on July 25, 2014

The speech jammer – hearing your own voice through headphones with a short delay of about 100ms. This confuses your brain, and results in a hilarious effect. There’s a bunch of videos out there of peoples reactions to this effect, here’s one:

Try this on your friends with this free iOS app, Android App or this site online.

Old Man Dancing

by Tom Newman on July 25, 2014

This video has been doing the rounds on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and every other social networking site.

Zomboy – Delirium (Ft. Rykka)

by Tom Newman on July 25, 2014

Zomboy drops his third hit from his upcoming album. Here’s hoping the other 7 are equally as good.

CreateSpace will no longer distribute MP3s beginning October 15, 2014. We are constantly evaluating our service catalog and have decided to discontinue support for MP3 as we work to provide our customers with the most cost effective and valuable services.

Only the MP3 offering will be discontinued. We’ll continue to support the programs for CDs, DVDs, Amazon Instant Video, and paperback books.

You can read more information here.

If you are a CreateSpace artist then please get in touch and RouteNote will offer you a much better deal for your Amazon distribution!