Tidal – Full Video of the Press Conference

by RouteBot on March 31, 2015

Here is the full Tidal press conference.

sony playstation music via spotify connect

Sony is today going to be launching their new PlayStation Music – its Spotify integration with PS3 and PS4 consoles. The update is now live for users across 41 major markets.

With PlayStation Music, you can stream music from Spotify and leave it playing in the background in the middle in of a game, creating a personal soundtrack of sorts.

Sony have made it very easy to quickly change the volume of the music while playing your games and also skip or pause songs without ever leaving the game.

If you want to stay focused on the gaming experience before you, you can also pair your iOS or Android device with your PlayStation console and control music via Spotify Connect. This allows you or a friend to pair up a device with the console to easily adjust music in social settings, although it does require a Premium Spotify account.

It wasnt specified which markets of the 58 Spotify services would miss out, but Sony have confirmed they will be working to make PlayStation music live in all 58 Spotify markets as soon as possible.

p.s. If your a RouteNote artist and have selected Spotify then all your music will be live in PlayStation Music automatically.

CYH – Exclamation (Outertone Free Release)

by RouteBot on March 28, 2015

billy woodford nocopyrightsounds youtube music channel free streamingNCS is one of the most popular record labels and promotional channels on YouTube. NCS Founder – Billy Woodford was nice enough to answer some of our questions to give you a bit of an insight into him and his label.

Q: What is NCS and how did you start?

NCS is a music collective with a service. We allow our music to be freely used for the public on YouTube & Twitch
with no copyright issues and their monetization capability fully intact.

Q: You currently have over 1.5 million followers on YouTube – Why do you think it grew so fast and how do you stand out from the pack?

First of all, I founded NCS in August 2011 (It only seemed like last week!), there were nowhere near as many music brands around on YouTube then so NCS kinda had a head start. Secondly NCS is not just a regular music brand/curator channel uploading music a couple of times a week. We have a service that no one is doing right now. We offer the entire NCS release catalogue to the whole public of Twitch & YouTube to use in their content.

Q: What are your top 5 most loved tracks at the moment?

Hellberg – The Girl (feat. Cozi Zuehlsdorff)

Timmy Trumpet – Freaks (feat. Savage)

Curbi – Discharge

James Bay – Hold Back The River

Kygo – Firestone

Q: If you had the chance to pick anyone, past or present, who would you most want to promote on NCS?

Mt Eden!

Q: What is the coolest thing you own?

Good question.. I do have a unopened coca-cola bottle from the FIFA world cup in 2002! More recently I would say its the YouTube 1 million subscriber award its immense!

Q: What advice would you give to any aspiring dj/producers out there?

Being in my position I would say produce and do what you enjoy. Keep doing what you do and believe in it.

Q: NCS has had a very busy 2014 .. so what do you have planned for 2015?

We have another compilation album coming in May. We plan to have our followers be heavily involved with it. (annoucing today 27th) I want NCS to continue as it is right now and represent more diverse music. I have some other things in the works but its better for me to keep them a secret right now :)

Follow NCS:
Twitch http://twitch.tv/nocopyrightsounds
Spotify http://bit.ly/SpotifyNCS
SoundCloud http://soundcloud.com/nocopyrightsounds
Facebook http://facebook.com/NoCopyrightSounds
Twitter http://twitter.com/NCSounds
Google+ http://google.com/+nocopyrightsounds
Instagram http://instagram.com/nocopyrightsounds_

SoundCloud Page

Out with the old and in with the new. Ever since SoundCloud redesigned its iOS and Android app last year, with the fresh, modern, flat design, it seemed the desktop site had been left in the dirt and forgotten.

With a new update, the site gets some welcome flat design tweaks, with some nice additions adding to the functionality.

SoundCloud Old Top

Top Bar

The top bar loses the gradients, for solid colours. Icons are redone to suite the modern style.

SoundCloud Old Bottom

Bottom Bar

The bottom play, pause, skip, previous bar, has been stretched across the page, with an additional slider to scrub through a track. As before, this bar stays locked to the bottom when exploring through the site, continuing to play your music.

It’s not huge features or a redesign, but it’s subtle differences that bring the site to the 21st century.

For an idea of what a redesign could look like, check out Medium’s mockup.

YouTube is preparing to relaunch their live streaming platform so they can compete head-on with Twitch.

Last year Google tried to buy Twitch before it was eventually acquired by Amazon.

YouTube has had a streaming platform for some time, but their technology has been a long way behind Twitch and they have struggled to gain traction. However, if they were to get the technology up to speed and integrated with the largest video platform in the world and then offer Google’s world beating advertising platform, is has to be a win.. right?

youtube live streaming platform to take on twitch

Exclusive Interview: Itro

by RouteBot on March 25, 2015

itro music producerItro is a great Dutch producer who has been with RouteNote for a very long time and is signed to management through our Electronic label Outertone. Here are some quick questions to help you get to know more about Itro.

Q: What inspired you to start making music and at what age?

Well, what inspired me, I don’t even know. I’ve always been into music, I’ve been playing guitar for 7 years now. I wanted to do more with music, but on my own.
So I started playing around with FL Studio.

Q: Where did you learn your skills from, was it self taught or through education?

Can we call YouTube education? Then yes.

Q: What are your top 5 most loved tracks at the moment?

Just 5?!

Well just to name a few I really like from last year till now:

- Tristam & Braken – Far Away
- Laszlo – Interstellar
- Porter Robinson – Sad Machine
- Karma Fields – Build The Cities (ft. Kerli)
- Stonebank – Stronger (ft. EMEL)

Q: If you had the chance to pick anyone, past or present, who would you most want to collaborate with?

Porter Robinson, and I would actually believe it could be great.

Q: What advice would you give to any aspiring dj/producers out there?

It takes time…

Q: What is the coolest thing you own?

Probably my laptop

Q: You have been very busy in 2014 .. so what do you have planned for 2015?

A lot of melodic house tracks, a collab with ???, and I’ll be experimenting with more emotional stuff.

Follow and Support Itro:

Axero – Natural

by RouteBot on March 23, 2015

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