Make music with Bach from Google search

To celebrate the classical genius of Johann Sebastian Bach on what would have been his birthday, Google’s homepage wants to make sweet, sweet music with you. Google’s home page is no stranger to fun and…

How this artist went from thousands to hundreds-of-thousands of streams in one month

Borrtex thought there was a mistake in his stats but one Spotify playlist shot his streams up to near a million with one track. As streaming services become the one place we go to for…

Orb AI is your newest bandmate, helping you write songs

Artificial Intelligence reaches new heights every day, and the latest software writes your tracks with you. Orb Composer is a new Artificial Intelligence software that gives you tips and templates to help create tracks like…

What the hell is this scary instrument straight from nightmares

This instrument sounds like nothing else, which might be for the best as it sounds like a terrifying horror movie. The Apprehension Engine is a one-of-a-kind instrument commissioned by Mark Koven, a composer who has…

Spotify launch The Equalizer Project to promote female equality in the music industry

Spotify and songwriter Max Martin are joining together to promote diversity in the workplace by promoting women in the music industry. The Equalizer Project is a Swedish initiative that aims to highlight the gender divide…

RouteNote Interviews: Alex Doan

Alex Doan is a 20 year old German composer who has built himself a massive audience from his fantastic, orchestral compositions that take inspiration from Soundtrack legends like Hans Zimmer. With tens-of-thousands of fans and hundreds-of-thousands…

The fascinating history of music in Video Games comes together in ‘Beep’

Music is everywhere in entertainment, there are even Oscars for music in films, but video games are often overlooked for the massive influence music plays in creating their experiences. Looking to unearth the epic history…

This digital, sampling Music Box creates a totally unique way to make music

XOXX is a music box that uses samples and magnets to create sounds in a whole new method of sampling and looping. XOXX Composer is the name of this digital music box that connects up…

Compose Music By Hand With The Gorgeous StaffPad App

Write music using the Microsoft Surface’s advanced pen in the most intuitive music notation app available – StaffPad. StaffPad brings handwritten music notation to the 21st century, without a mouse you can arrange your scores digitally…

YouTube Red Closer To UK Launch As PRS and YouTube Expand Licensing Deal

YouTube have expanded their multi-territory licensing deal with PRS for Music which includes the UK launch of YouTube Red. Today YouTube and PRS confirmed a deal which extends their existing deal and promises to “drive…