Music streaming will have a greater impact on chart positions next year

Billboard have announced a change to how they count streams from services like Spotify and Apple Music towards chart positions. Starting in 2018 Billboard will have 2 different values for streams based on whether it…

Learn to code music in your web browser by controlling this jazz trio

Have you ever looked at music programming and thought “Nope, that’s far too hard. Goodbye”. Well this new site is here to introduce music coding in a fun and easy way. Jazzari is a free…

How to get your music heard online for independent artists

These days you can put your music online for millions, perhaps billions, to hear it – eliminating the need for big money-grabbing record labels. But with such a giant potential audience how do you get…

Get this classic Korg synth for free as a plugin

A free plugin to add to your virtual instrument collection? Yes please. Get this Korg PS-3100 synth emulator for free. Full Bucket Music have a new virtual instrument based off of one of Korg’s old-school…

Spotify reach 150 million active users as music streaming booms

Spotify have reached their latest music streaming milestone, revealing 150 million active listeners around the world use Spotify regularly. Spotify have reportedly reached 150 million users worldwide, a massive milestone made up of an almost…

Stream Spotify on the Google Home Speaker for free

With Google Home it’s as simple as asking “Ok Google, play Spotify” to stream music around your home, now it’s available to free users. Google Home is the home speaker from Google using an AI…

The top 10 best, free DAWs updated for 2017

Following our incredibly popular list of the best free Digital Audio Workstation’s (DAWs) back in 2015 we’re here to bring you a new list of the greatest software for making and recording your music –…

NIN and Apple Music’s Trent Reznor says free music is “here to stay”

The Nine Inch Nails frontman-cum-Apple Music executive Trent Reznor shares his thoughts on streaming, emphasising that free music isn’t going anywhere. The singer and music industry veteran spoke on Wednesday about the future of music,…

Kosso’s debut album hits No.5 in the Dutch album charts

RouteNote was thrilled to see that one of our incredibly talented artists, Kosso, has flown up the charts with his debut album hitting number 5 this week. We have hundreds of amazing artists that use…

Get 6 months of Apple Music free with EE phones including data streaming costs

EE have announced that they are giving away six months of Apple Music with EE monthly contracts, including streaming costs. Yesterday mobile carrier EE revealed a giant deal for all customers on a pay-monthly contract…