The first album Spotify and YouTube won’t let you listen to free is released

Pioneers of listening to music for free online, YouTube and Spotify have just released an album for streaming that is only available to paid subscribers. Around the beginning of the year Spotify had to renegotiate…

Listen to the first album made by artificial intelligence

Futurists have been warning for years that robots are going to replace humans in jobs, but could they replace musicians now? That’s the looming question with the release first ever album entirely composed by an…

Are playlists the new album in the age of music streaming?

Music streaming has brought music from every time and every corner of the globe into our homes, but it’s also changing the ways we experience music. There was a time, not too long ago, when…

Spotify are trying out videos that replace artwork

What’s the future of artwork in a world of digital music? Spotify reckons it could be looping GIFs. In the past few days some people have noticed that certain songs on Spotify had a different…

Taylor Swift making fans buy merch for better chance at concert tickets

Taylor Swift, pop darling and a marketer’s wet dream, is using her goddess-like status to pinch yet more money from her fans’ pockets. Taylor Swift has teamed up with Ticketmaster – why’s that? To offer up…

The new CEO of Jay-Z’s Tidal has been announced

Jay-Z’s star-powered music streaming service has revealed its new CEO, the fourth to step in since launching just over 2 years ago. Replacing Jeff Toig as CEO of the high-fidelity music streaming service will be…

Kosso’s debut album hits No.5 in the Dutch album charts

RouteNote was thrilled to see that one of our incredibly talented artists, Kosso, has flown up the charts with his debut album hitting number 5 this week. We have hundreds of amazing artists that use…

Kanye West clashes with Jay-Z’s Tidal backing out of his exclusive deal

Just days after Jay-Z released his first album in 4 years exclusively on Tidal, his good friend Kanye West has clashed with Tidal abandoning their exclusive deal. Jay-Z’s celebrations for his 13th album to go…

Harry Styles surprises fans with Apple Music documentary releasing Monday

Apple Music have revealed a surprise documentary on One Direction star Harry Styles and the creation of his first solo album called Harry Styles: Behind the Album. Harry Styles: Behind the Album will take a look…

Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN. just went platinum in 3 weeks, certified legend

Less than a month since releasing his latest album Kendrick Lamar has bagged himself another platinum record to add to his collection. The world went mad last month when King Kendrick dropped DAMN. and blew…