Napster are now 84% majority owned by RealNetworks

Napster have re-positioned themselves since the name relaunched 3 years ago and now RealNetworks are investing big in their music services. RealNetworks have doubled their stake in Rhapsody International, making them a majority owner of…

Sirius XM Holdings Agree to Acquire Pandora: Creating The World’s Largest Audio-Entertainment Company!?

Sirius XM Holdings has agreed to acquire Pandora for $3.5 billion in an all-stock transaction. The announcement was made this morning and it will create the world’s largest audio-entertainment company. “We have long respected Pandora…

Soundcloud Monetization From the Very First Play: More Plays Equals More Royalties

RouteNote’s Soundcloud Network helps some of the largest electronic artists in the world. In the last few months we have made dramatic improvements, which now allow artists to monetize their music within 7 days of…

Apple Launches Apple Music in China: Music Streaming Enters Uncharted Territory

Apple has announced they will be launching Apple Music, iTunes Movies & iBooks in China Today! This is a very big move for Apple and the entire music streaming market in China, which is currently…

A Fair Music Streaming Model is Possible

There is a very interesting article on Medium about the possibilities of running a fair music streaming model. Have a read here and it would be great to hear your opinions on this article.

Line (Messaging App) Starts Testing Their Own Music Streaming Service for $2 per month

Line is a Japanese messaging app with over 205 million active users. Line recently acquired MixRadio from Microsoft and now they are launching their own standalone music streaming service for $2 per month. Line Music…

Add My Music to Tidal for Free

Tidal is the newly branded music streaming service owned by Jay Z. Last month the rebranding was launched with a PR campaign. RouteNote has been distributing to Wimp (which is Tidal) for the past 6…

How Do I Get a YouTube Buy Link for My Music Video?

At this time we do not have a way to provide store links for YouTube videos. This system is run automatically within the YouTube system and matches via ISRC. If you have your music in…

RouteNote is Hiring for A&R Scouts

RouteNote is looking to partner with leading individuals and companies as part of our Scouts program worldwide. The Scouts program helps individuals and companies to discover the next big artist! RouteNote assists in providing further…

Rhapsody Struggling to Turn Growing Music Streaming Revenues into Profit – Long Way Behind Spotify

Rhapsody have posted a net loss of $7.97m for Q3, according to GeekWire. This comes after quarterly revenues increasing 25% year-on-year to $44m. The results were revealed by Rhapsody investor RealNetworks. Rhapsody, which also operates…