Spotify adds a button for fans to give money directly to artists

In light of the current situation and the struggles we’re facing, Spotify are helping fans and artists connect and raise money. Yesterday Spotify launched their Artist Fundraising Pick feature to Spotify for Artists. The brand…

Sweet Relief are helping musicians in need in the U.S.

In these trying times many musicians are at a loss, particularly if gigging was a primary source of income. If you’re in the U.S. Sweet Relief may be able to help. With the ongoing Coronavirus…

SoundCloud’s new initiatives are aimed to help artists during the impact of COVID-19

With music services and companies stepping up to help musicians, songwriters and performers SoundCloud have announced what they’re doing for artists. SoundCloud’s CEO Kerry Trainor has set out 4 different ways in which they want…

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…

Advice and guidance for UK musicians during the Coronavirus pandemic

This is going to be a very difficult period for a great many people, especially those who rely on performing and the gig industry for their income. There are lots of performers, artists, songwriters and…

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…

RouteNote Support Hub is here for all your music distribution help and advice needs

We have launched our new Support Hub with all of the vital information you need when distributing and answers to the most commonly asked questions. We know there are a lot of questions when you’re…

Troubleshooters: My music is on the wrong artist page

My music has been uploaded to an artist page that isn’t mine. How do I get my own artist page? Sometimes when your music gets uploaded to stores and services it can end up on…

Where to get help for mental health as a musician, manager, label and tour crew

There is a very valuable helpline offering support to those struggling with their mental health in the music industry.  As we have sadly been reminded a few times in recent years, mental health can be…

RouteNote Troubleshooters: I need to change or update my release on stores

My music has already been accepted and uploaded to stores and streaming services but I need to make some changes. How can I update my release? After your release has been accepted and we’ve sent…