Welcome to RouteNote 2.0. RouteNote is announcing some major changes and upgrades to our service. We have been working very hard for the past six months to upgrade our infrastructure and service. Today, everyone will be able to see the fruits of our labour. This is just the start!
As of today we will be offering new stores within both our Free and Premium services. New stores included are:
- Google Play – Estimated over 800 million activated Android devices by the end of 2013. All music will be available to download worldwide in the Google Play store, while also being available via Google Play All Access Music streaming service.
- Xbox Music – Xbox Music is available on all Windows 8 desktop PCs, Windows Phones and on your Xbox.
- Rdio – Rdio is an ad-free music subscription service. Created by the founders of Skype and linked with video subscription service Vdio.
- Deezer – Deezer is the second largest music subscription service in the world by subscribers (over 4 million subscribers). Deezer is very strong in France and other French speaking countries. Additionally, Deezer is available in 182 countries.
All of these stores are worldwide and all releases will be automatically sent to these new stores. If your a RouteNote artist and would like to opt-out then just drop us an email or a ticket within the system.
RouteNote is offering an amazing new Referral system for all our artists and account holders. To access .. all you need to do is login to your RouteNote account and head to the Referral page.
It’s very simple, all you need to do is provide your friends/peers/website traffic either your referral link or your referral code. When they sign-up using your referral information you automatically qualify for 2% of their earnings from all releases under our Free Model.
But don’t worry! This does not affect their earnings at all, the 2% you earn comes directly from our 15% cut. Everyone’s a winner!
This amazing new referral network is great for artists who have the possibility of running their own A&R company, websites owners looking for new revenues streams, or recording studios just looking to get their new creations online.
We have been listening to our artists and have developed our own ticketing system in-house. The new ticketing system is very easy to use and allows anyone to quickly launch a support query with the RouteNote support team.
Our upload tool for artists has had a major overhaul. Here is our video tutorial to guide you through the new Upload Tool process:
All of these changes are just the start. RouteNote has some very bold plans for the future, so expect a lot more to come in the next few months!
Very interesting reports that Beatport has fired a huge amount of their staff including all engineers over at their San Francisco office.
SFX, the dance music juggernaut that acquired Beatport in February, is axing teams that weren’t making money.
[SFX] is not concerned with anything but the store. It was crazy. It was a fucking bloodbath for sure. Some of the people laid off were working there for almost ten years.
Google Play Music All Access is now live in Germany. Google Play Music All Access will be available for €9.99 per month, but if you’re new to the service there’s a 30 day free trial and a discounted rate of €7.99 per month, provided you sign up before January 15, 2014.
Google launched an iOS app for Google Play Music platform in November, supporting up to 20,000 songs stored via the cloud and unlimited streaming for All Access subscribers. All Access is now available in: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States.
Simon Cowell’s TV company, Simco Ltd., has posted profits of £28.2million for the 12 months to end of March 2013. This is a strong growth of 16% year on year for Simco.
The Metro reports, turnover was up £1 million to £18 million in Britain and increased £4million to £30.4million in the US.
Simcos’ major shows include The X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent.
It has been reported (AllThingsD and WSJ) that Spotify are planning a free, ad-supported version of its streaming-music service on mobile devices.
The Sweden-based music company has reached licensing deals with all three of the global music companies to use their recordings on the new service, these people added.
Until now, a free version of Spotify was available only on desktop and laptop computers.
Spiral Groove has just announced the release of their ultrahigh-end turntable. The SG1.1 turntable has a suggested retail price of around $36,000.
The tonearm is easily removable and Spiral Groove says their mounting system allows other arms to be quickly installed with perfect alignment.
Will people buy this very high-end turntable?
Two Door Cinema Club – Changing Of The Seasons (Monsieur Adi Remix). Loving this track in the office at the moment.
It was very interesting to read that Beats Music have delayed the launch of their music streaming service yet again.
Reports are that the company has been tinkering with the service, which will give subscribers all the music they can stream for a monthly fee. Others say Beats won’t be ready to launch until it hammers out a distribution deal with a telco, most likely AT&T.
Great Mashup of the Best United State of Pop 2013 tracks. Very cool!