Music streaming streaming royalty rates for artists 2018

As an independent artist you want your music to get out there and for the world to hear it. But the next step once it’s live online is getting paid for it, how much exactly…

Sales statistics for July 2018 are now available

You can now view your Sales Statistics for July 2018 on your account at routenote.com. Log-in to see your earnings, full breakdowns are available in your Statistics page.

Apple Music is getting even better with iOS 12

iOS 12 is on it’s way and it’s bringing with it a bunch of new features for Apple’s streaming service making it the best music experience they’ve offered yet. Now with roughly 50 million songs…

How to embed Spotify in your blog or website

Spotify’s Play Button is a sleek and sexy little player that fits snugly into your website or blog so your visitors can listen without going anywhere. Embedding a Spotify player into your website or blog…

How to promote your music and gain listeners

When the time has finally come after finding inspiration, writing, recording, mixing, mastering and you can finally press export – what comes next? There’s lots of ways to push your music to the world and…

Spotify reveal the nominees for 2018’s Secret Genius Awards

After the success of last year’s inaugural Secret Genius Awards show, Spotify are back to celebrate the biggest inspirations and influences in music that are under-recognised – the Secret Geniuses. On November 16th Spotify return…

Comment on private tracks on SoundCloud now on iOS

Sometimes you want to get people’s thoughts on a track before it goes live for everyone, and SoundCloud are making that happen on iOS. Earlier this month SoundCloud triumphantly brought comments back to mobile on…

How to copyright your music

Copyright provides protection of ownership over your music and ensures if it’s stolen that you have the rights to defend your property. It’s important to understand copyright and how you can protect yours. Copyright gives…

How to customize your Spotify artist profile

So you’ve got your music on Spotify for the world to listen, people are tuning in and the streams are racking up, but couldn’t they have used a better artist picture?? Fear not! You can…

Artists receive only 12% of music industry sales, independence is the future

The music industry is quickly moving online and becoming more autonomous for artists but big labels and publishers are still leaving artists out to dry. In the last year the US music industry made an…