eBay just launched a new hub for music new, old and rare

eBay have launched a new dedicated entertainment section which brings a load of new music offers to you. ‘The Entertainment Shop’ is eBay’s new focused marketplace for buying and selling music, books, film, TV, and games….

MTV award nominations announced, and making awards gender-neutral

MTV have announced their music video and film award nominations and have combined categories to neutralise gendered awards. MTV’s infamous award ceremony have revealed who’s up for awards in the 2017 show. In addition they…

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…

After their purchase by Nielsen, Gracenote combines all their databases

Following the recent purchase of Gracenote by analytics company Nielsen, Gracenote are unifying all their music, video and sports data into a single database. Metadata aggregator Gracenote are aiming to become the one-stop data provider…

Netflix sign their music publishing rights exclusively to BMG

Netflix have signed up their music publishing rights from original shows like Stranger Things exclusively to BMG for publishing rights outside of the US. The new deal between BMG and Netflix will cover the publishing…

HMV shuts down all 102 Canadian stores due to bankruptcy

HMV Canada has been announced bankrupt and are closing all their stores on what Canadians are calling “the day the music died”. January 27th is the day that a judge in Ontario approved music, film…

Jimmy Iovine reveals more on Apple Music’s TV + Film expansions

Apple are planning a “significant new business” as they begin their journey into the world of original TV series and feature-length videos and films. The Wall Street Journal recently revealed reports that Apple had some…

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…

Discover the legacy of Roland’s famous 808 drum machine in this Apple exclusive documentary

‘808: The Movie’ is a deep exploration of history’s most influential drum machine, Roland’s famous TR-808 that created a generation of entirely new sounds. If there’s one name that people associate with when they think…

iZotope, software behind Rolling Stones, Inception + more, receives $7.5m in financing

Renowned music software company iZotope Inc. have received their largest financing yet to help its expansion into new markets. The Cambridge based company has it’s roots in MIT in where a group of undergrads conceived it…