YouTube Change Policy on Copyright Strikes, Account Standing and Community Guidelines

YouTube have updated their policies on Copyright Strikes, Account Standing and Community Guidelines. Copyright strikes now only last for 3 months instead of 6 months. Thus, if you had a copyright strike older than 3…

Apple hit out at Spotify and YouTube with streaming royalty rate proposal

In a proposal to the Copyright Royalty Board Apple have suggested introducing a flat rate for music streaming royalties, at the expense of ‘freemium’ streaming services. It’s something that has become a common conflict in…

Music Piracy on the decline thanks to Spotify and Apple Music

A study taken to look into digital copyrights has found that music piracy in the UK has dropped thanks to streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music. It would be ridiculous to say that piracy…

Spotify, YouTube, SoundCloud and more join Berklee College of Music’s initiative for music streaming royalties

Berklee College of Music have revealed their Open Music Initiative (OMI) that aims to streamline copyright and royalties for digital music distribution. The digital music market is massive and now accounts for the majority of…

Kanye West being sued $2.5 million for Yeezus’ New Slaves sample from Hungary

Kanye’s back in the news, but this time it’s not over any controversial tweets, outbursts, or new music – but because a Hungarian musician refused $10,000 from the rapper for a sample on his track New…

DJ Mixes Now Payout For Music Used In Mixes Automatically

A new deal with Dubset Media Holdings means songs and samples used in DJ Mixes will automatically generate revenue for the original copyright holders. DJ mixes play a large part of the online indie music…

Free Music You Can Use On YouTube Without Copyright Including Tobu and Axero

There are lot’s of advantages to using RouteNote, one of them is our YouTube Tools that give you access to a whole host of music you can use for free and license-free images you can…

YouTube Protecting Creators Further With Improved Content ID

YouTube have announced improvements to their Content ID program to protect creators and help them earn more revenues. In a blog post yesterday YouTube announced that they’re developing a system to help creators continue earning money during…

Facebook Implementing Video Copyrights To Stop ‘Freebooters’

At last Facebook have put a Content ID system in place to stop ‘freebooters’ making money by uploading other people’s videos. Facebook video has been a massive success since it launched with users getting millions…

Artists From Katy Perry To Deadmau5 Call For Music Copyright Reform

Christina Aguilera, Deadmau5, Katy Perry, and Lionel Richie are amongst the international music stars backing petitions to update copyright laws online. The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) was created in 1998 to protect copyrighted work on…