Tencent confirm $100 million stake in Warner Music Group

The Chinese conglomerate has confirmed a considerable stake in WMG following the launch of their IPO earlier this month. Chinese music giant Tencent Music Entertainment have spread their fingers into yet another pot of the…

Australia & Germany reveal how they’ll relaunch live music following Coronavirus

As we approach the midway point of 2020 countries are starting to look at how we’ll rebuild after the effects of COVID-19 and it’s impact on industries like live music. The Coronavirus has had a…

Major label Warner Music Group have launched their Wall Street IPO

It’s been a long time coming, Warner Music Group are now publicly sharing stocks on the Wall Street market. This week Warner Music confirmed the launch of their Initial Public Offering (IPO) after going private…

How to get a record deal

Where getting a record deal was the only way to make it big twenty plus years ago, the industry is changing. People are making big bucks from their bedroom with consumer grade equipment, YouTube ‘how-tos’…

Glossary of music terms and what they mean

Music theory can be confusing at times. Here are a handful of music terms you’ll need to be aware of when collaborating with fellow musicians. For a breakdown of common music industry terms, click here….

What is ‘revenue’ in the music industry?

The revenue of a release is the money earned from it through purchases and streams, after stores and distributors have taken their cut. The earnings shown on your RouteNote profile are based on that, meaning…

How to get signed to a hip-hop record label

Rewind twenty years and the only way to get your music out there and make an impact is to pray a label comes across your music and likes your style. But the times are changing….

Independent artists forecast to earn $2 billion+ this year

As independent artists take back control over music from the big labels they’re on track to make record breaking revenues. Starting with DIY movements in the 70s and 80s, the necessity of major record labels…

What does the future hold for music streaming?

Music streaming has changed the industry and pushed revenues higher than in over a decade, so what comes next? This is what has been pondered upon by experts in recent months following a phenomenal decade…

Streaming made nearly 4/5ths of US recorded music revenues in 2019

Music in the US has made over $10 billion for the first time since 2007 and it’s nearly all thanks to streaming revenues. The RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) have released their year-end report…