Here on the RouteNote blog you will soon be seeing a lot more information about the general state and happenings within the digital music space. Look out for acquisitions, analysis and more news inside your favourite music sites. We want to not just keep all our artists informed about where they should be placing themselves in the market, but also let everyone know what sites to use or not use.
Recently the Ragged Trousered Philanthropists play their song ‘The Great Money Trick’ for RNTV. We were going to put it onto Brightcove as normal, but still havent got around to it, so sit back and enjoy it on YouTube instead!
Here at RouteNote we have been trying to improve our service for our artists. We have received a lot of feedback and now we are starting to rollout some changes. First big improvement is our new Album Upload Tool. The Album Upload Tool allows all our artists to not have to upload 1 track at a time like before. Now artists can set their entire Album to upload and then hit the upload button and come back to the computer when it is finished.
The RouteNote team really hopes you enjoy this new tool and if you have any suggestions for upgrades or new tools in the future, please just drop us an email.
Our first batch of tracks delivered to iTunes is now live. Once tracks are cleared by our team at RouteNote it normally takes another 4 weeks to get the tracks live onto iTunes. Make sure you head over to iTunes to check if you tracks are currently live. If you tracks aren’t already on RouteNote make sure you get them on now, cause every day you wait you could potential be losing out in earnings!
I thought it was about time that we sent everyone an update of what is happening here at RouteNote.
RouteNote is on the rise and every month more and more artists have been signing up to use our service. Music from these artists has already headed to our retail partners so stay tuned, because in the coming weeks you will see them online.
On the RouteNote blog we have added a few sections to our sidebar, just to let every know that you can now find all our videos on our YouTube Channel. Additionally, you can get in contact with us either via our Myspace or Twitter.
Additions: we are currently in talks to possibly add some more retail partners (so check back for that), and we are going to be adding some marketing tools to artist profiles, so they are able to spread the word about their band right across the internet. If there are any marketing tools you would like to see added to the service, please drop us an email and let us know.
Hollie Rogers is a young songwriter from Penzance in Cornwall. Aged just 19 she has a hugely powerful voice and a mature songwriting talent. She has just released her first album, ‘Let Me Be The Shadow Of Your Dog’ independently, and is looking forward to touring the country after she finishes her degree in Exeter.
RouteNote has been featured on Duncan Rileys new site, The Inquisitr. Duncan is mostly known for being one of the head writers over at Techcrunch, but he has just left that post to launch this new endeavour. The article is not a huge review, but it does showcase our services to a growing audience.
It’s a neat middle-man service with great rates targeting an interesting niche. If you’re an unsigned muso looking for a leg up, RouteNote is worth a look.
It is good to see we are getting such good feedback, but make sure if you have any suggestions for us, please just drop us an email because we are always looking at improving what we can provide.
In this day and age there are always a huge list of places on the internet where you can get recent news, but in terms of Digital Music News where do you head?
Currently, I think there are only 3 or 4 good places to head when you need the recent news in the digital music space. Below is a basic list of these sites and what they are all aboute.
Coolfer – Coolfer is currently an advertising free weblog that is dedicated to providing inside news into the digital music space. The site is very basic in terms of design and has a nice job board on the site, which provides some of the newest jobs within the industry. Coolfer is updated daily and seems to have a lot of original content.
Hypebot – Hypebot is the brain child of Bruce Houghton who is also the President of SkylineOnline, a somewhat record label. Bruce is a respect journalist within the industry and has already had Hypebot included in the Cnet top 100 blogs in 2005. Hypebot updates stories daily and is normally one of the first sources with the scoop!
Digital Music News – Paul Resnikoff is Mr Digital Music News. Paul is the publisher behind the long running service that has stayed consistent over time. Paul himself has some insiders in a variety of Digital Music companies, allowing him to be one of the first publishers with a story. The site is very professional, with the best job board in the industry.
RouteNote has launched its own YouTube channel for RNTV. Every week when we upload our new RNTV programs, they will be automatically uploaded to our YouTube channel. So make sure you head over there and subscribe! http://www.youtube.com/routenote
Ryan Jones is a singer/songwriter from Perranporth, on the North Coast of Cornwall. In addition to playing solo, he also fronts The Hitchcock Rules, an indie rock/pop band of several years standing. His solo performances are typified by a heartfelt lyrical style and intricate guitar harmonies.