Bandsintown are live streaming concerts on Twitch all day, every day

If you’re like us you’re already missing getting out and seeing a gig whilst self-isolating, but Bandsintown have you covered with their new livestream channel. As we’re all well aware, Coronavirus is having a destructive…

YouTube Music, Spotify, Amazon Music, Facebook, SiriusXM and Tidal donate to the Recording Academy’s COVID-19 fund to help music professionals

MusiCares Foundation, the non-profit charity from The Recording Academy, has received “millions” of dollars from music services to help artists and other music professionals affected by COVID-19. The fund provides up to $1000 each to…

Here’s what Spotify are doing to help musicians during COVID-19 and how you can get involved

Spotify have revealed how they’re helping musicians during the Coronavirus pandemic and are launching new features for artists. Spotify have announced the launch of ‘Spotify COVID-19 Music Relief project’ to help the music community in…

Apple Music’s Beats 1 is now coming live from hosts’ homes

As the coronavirus continues to send office workers home, it’s ‘business as usual’ for internet radio station Beats 1, with hosts following suit. Hosts such as Zane Lowe will continue to broadcast daily shows from…

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…