Sofar Sounds raise $25m, but will artists see any of that?

Sofar Sounds are bringing unique, intimate gigs to people’s living rooms and other mysterious locations – but are they for the artists, the audience, or themselves? Sofar Sounds aren’t just a live sessions producer, nor…

Music revenues worldwide are up 9.7% with massive growth in streaming

2018 saw another year of growth for recorded music all around the world as music streaming gets bigger in more and more countries. In 2018 the global recorded music market grew by 9.7% according to…

Digital music is worth more than physical in France for the first time ever

CDs are becoming a thing of the past as more and more each year digital music replaces the way we used to listen. France certainly aren’t strangers to music online, being the homeland of popular…

South Korea loves music streaming with over 8.5 million subscribers

South Korea may be small but they are one of the world leaders when it comes to streaming music online. South Korea have become one of the major players for music in the world thanks…

Music streaming grew US music revenues 12% in 2018

The US record industry revenues grew to $9.8 billion in 2018 thanks to the continuing boom of music streaming services. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) have released their annual report for 2018’s music…

SoundCloud’s co-founder Eric Wahlforss resigns as CFO

Eric Wahlforss, one of the founders of SoundCloud, has announced he is stepping down from his role at the music giant. Swedish electronic musician Eric Wahlforss started SoundCloud in 2007 with sound designer Alexander Ljung….

Artful Dodger’s Mark Hill joins RouteNote to discuss the opportunities of online music

Mark Hill from the Artful Dodger will join RouteNote next month to discuss the opportunities that have come with the adoption of digital technology in the music industry. Next month we will be taking part…

Mexico City has more Spotify listeners than anywhere else in the world

London, New York, Los Angeles, Paris… Where do you think the most people are listening to Spotify? It might not be where you expect as streaming in Mexico booms. In 2013 Mexico City became Spotify‘s…

Music streaming is making artists’ old music more popular

Music streaming is bringing new life to artists’ back catalogues as listeners rediscover older music and ensure that it’s not forgotten as newer tunes get released. Music streaming has done a lot for the music…

Global music royalties show massive growth to €8.34 billion

Digital music has changed how we release and consume music and though many worried it was to a detriment the music industry is showing incredible growth, and streaming is powering it. The 2018 Global Collections…