Independent music artists will earn over $1 billion in 2019, watch out major labels

Independent music is getting bigger by the day and the artists making it on their own are set to have their most phenomenal year yet this year. The internet has changed the power dynamic in…

RouteNote Troubleshooters: How do I see how much I’ve made?

My music has been live for longer than 45 days, where can I see how well my music has done? We receive the statistics and earnings that your music has made throughout a month 45…

RouteNote and DistroKid: music distribution costs compared

There’s a lot of choice when it comes to getting your music online and it can be hard to decide who to go with. We’ve compared our free and Premium distribution with DistroKid to help…

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…

Digital Music Store Focus – Napster 2.0 <

Napster originated as a peer-to-peer music service in 1999, one of the first that gained widespread popularity. Unlike modern bit-torrent services it provided a connection between users through a central server, and this direct involvement…

Digital Music Store Focus – iTunes

No prizes for recognizing that logo, this is the biggest music store on the web. The store isn’t available using a normal web browser, only by installing Apple’s proprietory iTunes software, relentlessly updated to include…

Digital Music Store Focus – Insound

Insound is a minor player with a lot of heart involved in its operation. They essentially act as a blog and record label, picking up and supporting new acts that are to their taste, promoting…

Digital Music Store Focus – iMesh

iMesh is a peer-to-peer platform that has survived the legal harrow of the recording industry. The RIAA brought a copyright infringement case against them, which they settled out of court, and after which they changed…

The Self-Indulgent Friday Playlist – Girls, Boys, Alcohol and Dancing

This is inexcusable, I know. But here is a poorly conceived, badly executed playlist for all of my Spotify loving comrades. However, in preparation for your weekend I have prepared you slightly more than an…

Digital Music Store Focus – HMV.com

HMV’s online store is an extension of their high street business, and as such caters mainly to the mainstream. The prices are high but the catalogue is pretty varied; they’ve got deals with all the…