Universal name the new president of Island Records

Following their president’s departure for Sony Music, Universal Music Group’s Island Records have named their new president. David Massey exits his role as the president of Island Records on the 1st of June and will…

Sony will own 90% of EMI publishing after a $2.3 billion deal

Sony are taking a massive controlling stake in major music publishers EMI after acquiring a giant 60% share on top of their existing 30%. Sony Corporation are making a massive investment to take over a…

Independent music is now bigger than all the major labels

As digital music revolutionises the industry, independent artists and labels are taking over as they collectively earn more than the major labels for the second year. A new annual survey of the recorded music and…

Artists now credited on over half a billion YouTube videos

YouTube have added musical credits for over 500 million videos giving artists and writers their deserved acknowledgement in the millions of videos they are used. YouTube have added a new section to the descriptions of…

Music streaming is making lots of money and not slowing down

The music industry is coming back to life in a whole new way thanks to the power of streaming and it’s ever-growing popularity. Music streaming is giving a massive boost to the music industry as…

Sales statistics for February 2018 are now available

You can now view your Sales Statistics for February 2018 on your account at routenote.com. Log-in to see your earnings, full breakdowns are available in your Statistics page.

Facebook sign a deal with Warner Music, the last of the 3 major labels

As Facebook move towards legally allowing music on their social media platform, they have just finalised licensing deals with the last of the major labels. Warner Music Group have announced they’re teaming up with Facebook to…

Sony and Warner both eyeing EMI Music Publishing for $4b sale

With one of the biggest song catalogues in the world EMI Music Publishing are up for sale with major labels zeroing in. EMI Music Publishing have put themselves up for sale, selling their 2.2 million…

Sony just launched a new EDM label in China – Liquid State

China’s getting a hot new source of EDM with Liquid State, a brand new label launched by Sony Music. In partnership with Tencent Music Entertainment, Sony have launched an EDM label to break the genre…

Outertone’s Uplink featured on Spotify’s ‘mint’ playlist

We were chuffed when we saw the fantastic electronic duo Uplink, signed to our Outertone label, in one of Spotify’s hottest playlists. Uplink, made up of two best friends and talented producers Phil and Nik, have…