YouTube will automatically play videos in standard definition for a month

With increased server usage thanks to so many people staying at home self-isolating high definition is quickly becoming a premium web service. In the last week Netflix have announced various regions, including Europe and India,…

Up to $43m emergency fund for songwriters launched by GEMA in Germany

Performing rights organisation GEMA have launched an emergency aid fund for songwriters left in the dark by Coronavirus. As performers, musicians and songwriters around the world face potential months out of pocket it is up…

Audible are making audiobooks free to keep self-isolators entertained

With so many people around the world locking down, working from home and self-isolating Amazon are offering up free audiobooks to everyone. The Coronavirus pandemic has seen shut downs across the world and the US…

TikTok have donated $3m to help feed kids with Arnold Schwarzenegger

A lot of children have been affected by school closures thanks to the COVID-19 outbreak, but TikTok and Arnie are teaming up to help. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s charity After-School All-Stars (ASAS) is trying to help children…

SoundCloud’s 7 tips to connect with fans during COVID-19

It’s going to be a hard time for a lot of artists in many different ways over the coming months and SoundCloud have some advice to keep you connected. Festivals are cancelling, venues closing down,…

RouteNote Coronavirus Update: Services will continue as usual

Hello RouteNote users, We wanted to reach out and let you know what’s happening at RouteNote as there are lots of questions surrounding the Coronavirus pandemic currently. First of all, we will be continuing operations…

Live Nation sees shares crash after Glastonbury and other cancellations

With festivals and events cancelling around the world, COVID19 is having a drastic effect on the stock market. Coronavirus is effecting industries around the world, especially music. Musicians and performing artists around the world are…

No Bandcamp fees this Friday, all revenues go to artists

Bandcamp are relinquishing their fees for a whole day tomorrow to help artists to cope through the setbacks caused by Coronavirus. A lot of artists are already suffering thanks to the Coronavirus pandemic. Gigs and…

Glastonbury festival has been cancelled

The UK’s biggest festival has added itself to the list of major events around the world that will no longer go ahead. The huge and world-renowned Glastonbury festival has been cancelled for 2020. Following the…

Moog & Korg’s synth apps are free to abate self-isolation boredom

If you’re going to be stuck at home for a while then Moog and Korg have some fantastic ways to keep yourself entertained. Coronavirus may lead to us self-isolating and finding things to do day-in…