PUSH.FM – Promote your music on RouteNote’s new artist promotion platform

PUSH.FM is a new artist hub that provides the solution to giving your fans all of your music on every service in one place – and there’s much more to come!

At RouteNote we have prided ourselves on giving artists everywhere the same opportunities as the world’s biggest artists. Making music distribution free and simple means you can be heard the world over on all of the biggest digital services.

We have launched PUSH.FM to take artists on the next step once their music is online on the biggest and best streaming services and digital stores. Launch a hub for all your fans to find your music, create campaigns to take your music even further and drive streams, and boost your audience to stratospheric levels.

How PUSH.FM takes your music further

Sign up as an artist to PUSH.FM and gain real time analytics and in-depth tracking of how your music is connecting with people and who it’s connecting with.

We also provide FanLinks: Create a one-stop shop as a webpage where you can link your music from all the top services in one place. So whether your fans use Spotify or if they use Apple Music, they can come to one place and get listening straight away.

What’s to come!

We have many more exciting things to come with PUSH.FM, this is just the start!

Pre-Saves

Soon we’ll be launching Pre-Saves. This will let you give links to your fans so that they can head to services like Spotify and Pre-Save your music in their library so that as soon as it’s available, they have it.

Download Gateway

Want to offer your fans something special in return for a bit of love? Download gateways let you create a campaign offering a special offer like a free download to a track, in return for liking your Facebook page, subscribing to your channel, and more great options to get people involved.

Create your PUSH.FM account now.

Instagram’s new Chat Stickers wants to get artists talking to their fans

Connecting with fans is a massive part of being an artist but it can be hard to keep up with all of them – Instagram’s Chat Stickers hope to resolve that.

Social media is a great way to connect with the people who matter to you and when you’re an artist it can be an invaluable tool for having a relationship with your fans. Instagram’s new Chat Stickers make it easier than ever before to interact with your fans..

Add the new Chat Sticker into your Instagram Story and fans can click on it to join a group chat between all the others who clicked on it. You can use it to answer their questions, talk to them about something important, or just say “hello!”. It’s an easy way to connect with the people who want to connect without the struggle of trying to communicate to everyone personally.

As with all Instagram DM chats, the maximum number of people who can join is 32. As the chat creator you get to decide who joins to take part in the conversation. Once you’re done with the chat, simply select the information button and select “End Chat”

You can choose from a variety of custom stickers to start the ball rolling in the direction you want it to go. The stickers can be found right in the Sticker Tray when you create an Instagram Story.

Hipgnosis First Year Results Breakdown by Numbers (Investment Analysis)

Hipgnosis has announced the results from their first year and they are very interesting.

Hipgnosis is a music investment company that has fully or partial invested in 12 catalogue for a total of 3,096 tracks in the first year.

Here are the basic numbers:

  • £120 million spend on acquiring catalogue
  • £7.2 million revenues generated
  • Fair value of assets acquired has risen to £128 million (not sure who has valued these assets)
  • Return on Investment of royalties = 6%
  • Return on Investment of Asset value = 6.66%
  • Return on Investment of S&P500 over past 12 months = 8.97%
  • It isn’t understood if that 6% return will be distributed to shareholders in the same was as a dividend or just reinvested.

Since the end of March, Hipgnosis has acquired a further 10 catalogues bringing its total spending to date to £241 million ($307 million) and total catalogue holdings to just under 6,000 songs.

Hipgnosis seems to be using music as its investment vehicle and as an alternative to other asset classes. Investing in music seems to be more comparable to investing in bonds than investing in stocks of other companies.

Strange Fruits Radio – Teasing New Pop/Electronic Music via Podcast every Monday (Video)

Strange Fruits is a label on the rise and they have been creating a great podcast called Strange Fruits Radio Show.

Strange Fruits Radio is a podcast that is released every Monday and it includes the tracks that are going to be released under Strange Fruits that week. Its a great way to tease fans and listeners with great new content, which they are stream freely on the Friday.

Here is episode #30

Strange Fruits is a label created by Steve Void and we are expecting the label to have a very strong summer!

Follow Strange Fruits: Facebook | YouTube | Soundcloud | Instagram

JioSaavn Partners with Snapchat for Music Discovery within Snapchat Stories

JioSaavn has partnered with Snapchat to allow users to share music from the JioSaavn app to their Snapchat Stories.

Snapchat has been wanting to put more music within their service for some time, but they have struggled to sign any label deals. This deal with JioSaavn allows Snapchat to push music discovery without having to worry about signing those deals, while also gaining further attention within Asia.

“JioSaavn users can now share their favourite songs with family and friends on Snapchat with the tap of a button,” runs the press statement. “We will also continue to work together and create new lenses around exclusive music and artists every month allowing Indian mobile users to engage with and share their music creatively.”

Listen to Final Fantasy Soundtracks on Apple Music and Spotify Worldwide

Final Fantasy soundtrack albums are now available to listen on Spotify and Apple Music.

You can listen to music from the original Final Fantasy through to 2016’s XV, including direct sequels like X-2 and Lightning Returns and even individual albums for each XIV expansion.

The release of these soundtracks on Apple Music and Spotify is going to make many gamers very happy!

Monetize Facebook Videos Using Your Music

RouteNote now lets artist monetize their music in the Facebook and Instagram ecosystem.

Artists and Labels can select Facebook in the stores page when they are uploading to RouteNote and this allows their music to be added to the Facebook system. Facebook and Instagram then allows artists to monetize all the videos which contains their music and also publishing within the Facebook library and show for use in Instagram stories.

Add your music to Facebook and Instagram for Free by uploading your music to RouteNote.