Japan’s streaming sees huge growth in 2019

Recent reports from RIAJ show Japan’s streaming market has grown 33.8% in 2019 from the previous year and doubled since 2017. Japan ranks as the second biggest market in the world for recorded music, bringing…

Spotify’s 2019 report shows they will soon hit 300 million users

An impressive year for Spotify saw their growth rocket for users across the world with a massive uptake of paying subscribers. Confidently introducing themselves as the “World’s #1 Audio Platform” Spotify have released their results…

SiriusXM’s annual revenues up 35% in 2019

SiriusXM posted its 2019 earnings, showing significant growth over last year, since the acquisition of Pandora. Operating and financial results show revenue of $2.1 billion and $7.8 billion respectively, increasing 38% and 35% over the…

YouTube Premium & YouTube Music hit 20 million paying users

Alphabet CEO (Google’s parent company) Sundar Pichai announce YouTube’s latest milestones regarding their premium services. As of Q4 2019, YouTube Premium and YouTube Music have gained a combined total of 20 million subscribers. Whilst Spotify…

In 2019 YouTube made 9x what Google paid for it

YouTube have made Alphabet (Google’s parent) a very happy bunny with $15 billion in advertising revenue made in the last year alone. It’s been 14 years since Google bought YouTube, now both owned by their…

TikTok’s Chinese version Douyin has over 400m daily users

TikTok has become massive all over the globe and in China it’s sister app is growing like nothing else with nearly half a million active users daily. TikTok is everywhere. It’s creating viral hits out…

Wireless earbuds overtook headphones and earphones in sales by miles in 2019

TWS devices like Apple’s Airpods took the market by storm last year as their potential expands looking forward.  A new report from Canalys looking at the last year in audio devices found TWS audio to…

Music streaming broke 100 billion streams in the UK in 2019!

Music streaming is a booming industry and it’s only getting bigger every single year with 3000% more streams last year than in 2012. Figures released by music industry body BPI show that for the first…

All of Spotify for Artists’ new features and updates from 2019

Spotify’s artist data and analytics platform is an amazing resource to track fans and streaming performance. It expanded a lot in 2019. Spotify for Artists is the name of music streaming giant Spotify’s platform tailored…

The RouteNote Team’s Songs of the Year 2019

Another year of fantastic music has flown by and through it thousands of songs have reverberated through the RouteNote office.  To mark the end of a year, and a decade, we’ve come together to share…