YouTube’s new grey ‘Checking’ icon should clean up their monetization process

YouTube have introduced a new grey ‘Checking’ clock symbol to identify a video is being checked for monetization suitability. Typically soon after uploading, creators may see their monetization status flip between ‘Green – On’, ‘Yellow…

Acast partners with JioSaavn to bring podcasts to the streaming platform

The largest global podcast company – Acast and the second largest music streaming platform in India – JioSaavn, join forces to bring thousands of podcasts to millions of listeners. Podcasts have become a huge deal…

How to get a YouTube Partnership

YouTube’s Partner Programme gives creator extra resources and features, and allows you to monetize your channel to earn money from ads and YouTube Premium subscribers watching your content. Unfortunately you won’t be getting invited the…

TikTok to donate $375m to combat coronavirus

After announcing last month TikTok’s parent company ByteDance would be donating $10 million to the World Health Organization, TikTok have since stepped up by committing $375m to help those affected by COVID-19. President of TikTok…

Spotify rolling out Ad Studio to 22 markets globally

Spotify’s Ad Studio giving advertisers more in-depth insight, rolls out to more countries in Europe, Latin America and Asia Pacific. Launched in 2017, Ad Studio uses Spotify’s data on tastes to target audio ads to…

How to monetize tracks on SoundCloud for free

Your handy guide on what monetization on SoundCloud is, how to enable it and the benefits of being part of RouteNote’s SoundCloud Network. Monetization on SoundCloud is the process of earning money from plays on…

Spotify launch targeted adverts in podcasts

Spotify have expanded their platform for brands and are placing adverts in their vast catalogue of podcasts available to stream. Since expanding their platform from solely music to include podcasts for streaming, Spotify have seen…

Spotify’s ‘Pay for Plays’ ad programme gets a price

Spotify have revealed more about their upcoming tool that lets artists and labels pay for targeted ads to boost streams. Spotify have been testing a feature that lets creators and their teams pay for targeted…

Buy streams on SoundCloud legally: SoundCloud have launched a new ad tool for promoting music

SoundCloud have launched a new feature for artists to promote their music and target it so that it reaches the right ears for their sound. Promote is the new, self-service promotional tool from SoundCloud that…

Viagogo ticketing company has been blocked by Google for advertising

Google are making a stand against ticket touting with the suspension of Viagogo as an advertising partner. Ticket touting has become a serious problem with ticketing companies online. Viagogo are often at the centre of…