UK Top 40 singles chart will now count video streams towards rankings

As the world catches up to the fact that music has found it’s primary home online and around the world through the wires, the UK Charts are updating to show that. The charts are catching…

Stay on top of all the hottest new music with the new YouTube Charts

Keeping track of what’s hot in music can be a chore, but no more on YouTube as they’ll be presenting you with what’s popping on their platform in real-time. YouTube are looking to take a…

Apple Music and iTunes analytics platform launches for more artists

Apple are giving more power to the artists to see who’s loving their music and where they come from. In January Apple revealed that they were rolling out an analytics platform for ‘a few thousand…

Finnish startup Hyperlive predicts the next chart-topping hits

A fresh company from Finland claim that their algorithms can predict what the next big tracks are going to be. Hyperlive, a startup from Finland,¬†claim they have built a unique system of music analysis that…

How a site selling samples made a No.1 hit and $35m in funding

Splice has grown from a site offering samples to creating a number 1 hit with Demi Lovato and a massive round of funding. Splice creator Steve Martocci started his entrepreneurship with a text messaging service,…

SoundCloud’s got a brand new home page emphasising music discovery

Today SoundCloud have launched a brand new home experience that makes it easier than ever to discover the latest content from our incredible community of creators. SoundCloud have updated their mobile app today with a…

Music streaming will have a greater impact on chart positions next year

Billboard have announced a change to how they count streams from services like Spotify and Apple Music towards chart positions. Starting in 2018 Billboard will have 2 different values for streams based on whether it…

Viral YouTube videos might make chart hits on Billboard soon

Can you imagine Gangnam Style being number one in the official charts? Billboard and YouTube might be teaming up to count video plays in chart data. According to a new report YouTube plays are to…

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…

RouteNote’s Ahrix is shooting up the Billboard charts with Nova

Ahrix, one of RouteNote’s favourite artists, is shooting up the electronic charts as his single Nova hits it’s highest place in the charts yet! Ahrix is a 20 year old Dutch producer who has built…