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…

London Grammar Storm Into 2017 with a New Album and Festivals Galore

London Grammar have set the marker for 2017 with a new album coming out in June and 18 major gigs this year. Brand new album ‘Truth Is a Beautiful Thing’ is set to come out…

Kanye West is the first artist to go platinum on streams only with The Life Of Pablo

Kanye West has just achieved something that has never been done before, with last years album The Life Of Pablo going platinum entirely through streams. Kanye West released The Life Of Pablo, his latest critically…

Certain albums on Spotify will be Premium-exclusive after Universal Music Group deal

Spotify have agreed to a deal that will make certain new albums exclusive to Premium users 2 weeks before free listeners get a chance to hear it. After lengthy discussions between Spotify and labels, the streaming…

Adele says “I don’t know if I will ever tour again” after last shows on ’25’ tour

After more than a year spent touring the world following her latest, chart topping album ’25’ Adele has revealed that she may stop touring, not just for now but for life. After 15 months spent touring…