COVID-19 may be leading to increased streaming in Japan

According to a new survey, Japan’s transition from CD and downloads to streaming may have increased substancially due to COVID-19. CDs are still the favourite format of Japan, but streaming is quickly becoming more relevant,…

Headspace raise another $47.7m, on top of $93m raised in February

Meditation and mindfulness app Headspace raise $47.7 million in funding, after $93 million raised last February. This funding comes for good reason. In February the app reported 62 million downloads and 2 million paying subscribers….

6ix9ine claim Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber bought their way to the number one spot on Billboard

“You can buy number ones on Billboard” says Tekashi 6ix9ine, in an Instagram post accusing Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber of fraud. On May 8th Ariana Grande & Justin Bieber released their charity single Stuck with…

Piano piece from Jacob LaVallee pulls huge streams from Spotify playlists

Spotify playlists are helping new and established artists worldwide amass massive numbers of streams online. The Mist That Surrounds by pianist and composer Jacob LaVallee is a classical instrumental piece from his album A Place…

Apple Music for Artists gives you live performance data and a customizable artist page

It’s important to keep an eye on where and how your listeners are accessing your music to stay current and tailor your brand to your audience. Apple Music for Artists gives you all the statistics…

The best music distribution service for Spanish labels

RouteNote has become the go to service for independent artists around the world looking to get their music on stores and monetize across online platforms, but our revenue management, unique promo features and industry leading…

Quibi’s founder blames lack of users on coronavirus pandemic

After a relatively small number of signups, short-form video app Quibi’s founder Jeffrey Katzenberg has said “I attribute everything that has gone wrong to coronavirus. Everything.” Former head of Walt Disney Studios and founder of…

TikTok hits 2 billion downloads and it’s not slowing down

TikTok are flipping huge, there’s no denying it and they’re only growing more impressively every single month. The latest from TikTok shows that the social video sharing app has been downloaded over 2 billion times…

How to distribute cover songs – do I need a license?

What counts as a cover song? What music is in the public domain? Do I need a mechanical license? Where can I obtain a license? How do I format my metadata for distribution? You’ll need to…

What is ‘revenue’ in the music industry?

The revenue of a release is the money earned from it through purchases and streams, after stores and distributors have taken their cut. The earnings shown on your RouteNote profile are based on that, meaning…