RouteNote Troubleshooters: I want to see myself when I Google my artist name

When your music is live and you have your social pages up you want new fans and long-time listeners to find you with a simple Google search. The best way to have your music and…

EVERY YouTube video must be categorised before 2020 or face penalties

YouTube have updated their policies meaning that every video needs to designate whether it is made for children or face potential consequences. Every video on YouTube must mark it’s content as ‘Made For Kids’ or…

Amazon Music are the 2020 BRIT Awards official digital partner

The BRIT Awards have ended a years-long partnership with Google to team up with Amazon Music for next years award ceremony. The UK’s music awards ceremony, the BRIT Awards, have announced their new digital music…

Genius lyrics site are suing Google for stealing lyrics

The top site for lyrics is going after the world’s biggest search engine for “unethical, unfair and anti-competitive” behaviour. Google have allegedly been taking lyrics from Genius’ website to use and push in search results…

Check out this guitar with ‘Chord Assist’ built in (video)

Music is a wonderful thing to be shared by all and with new technologies we’re capable of making it more accessible even when its hard to pick up and play for someone. Joe Birch is…

SiriusXM coming to smart speakers powered by Google Assistant

SiriusXM is getting voice activated power on a whole new range of devices. Google have announced that, starting next week, SiriusXM will work using Google Assistant. The streaming service’s hundreds of channels will be controllable…

Find Spotify in Google Maps now to soundtrack your journey

There’s no better cause for a long stream of music than when you’re on a long journey, it’s also a good time to use Google Maps for directions. Google understand how important music is when…

Speak to a new Google Assistant with new voices in 9 countries

You might have a surprise next time you use Google Assistant and hear a new voice talking back at you from your devices. Google have launched secondary voice options for the virtual assistant for the…

Smart Speakers are the new big tech battle, and big privacy debate

Is this town big enough for all of the different companies vying to be number in the new realm of home Smart speakers? Smart speakers have found their way into many of our homes in…

Viagogo ticketing company has been blocked by Google for advertising

Google are making a stand against ticket touting with the suspension of Viagogo as an advertising partner. Ticket touting has become a serious problem with ticketing companies online. Viagogo are often at the centre of…