YouTube no longer counts paid for plays in their music charts

Of course this means that up until now paid-for plays were included in YouTube’s Charts but hey, better late than never right? YouTube have just announced that they have changed the methodology of their charts…

Whiskey in the Jar gets breathed beautiful new life in this live cover(video)

Winter Mountain joined us in the Parlour studio for another breathtaking RouteNote Session bigger and better than the last. You may remember a while ago a little ol’ group called Winter Mountain coming in and…

Spotify just bought SoundBetter, a marketplace for music producers

Spotify are looking to help artists get the best sound out of their music with a business that sets people up around the world to enhance their music. Today Spotify announced the acquisition of SoundBetter….

Fluent promise “immersive music” in a new kind of streaming service

A new Russian startup wants to provide a new, adaptive music streaming experience unlike the Spotifys and Apple Musics of the world. Fluent is a new music streaming startup from Moscow, Russia. They are hoping…

How to share playlists on Apple Music with friends

Bonding over music creates a special kind of connection and with playlists these connections can be made anywhere. Each one of us has our own unique tastes, music that means something to us personally, our…

Billboard’s parent company to purchase Nielsen SoundScan

Valence are looking to acquire SoundScan so that Billboards charts and music data are all under one umbrella. Billboard and SoundScan work closely together, with the latter providing music data and analytics to inform the…

Mix SoundCloud tracks in Pioneer DJs rekordbox

rekordbox are the latest software for DJs to get the SoundCloud treatment with millions of tracks for mixing. SoundCloud have revealed their latest in a long line of DJ partners. Pioneer DJ have now built…

Sony are really hoping nostalgia pays off with their new Walkmans

Sony have unveiled 40th anniversary Walkman players that will offer less than a smartphone at a higher price, but with MQA support. Sony have unveiled their NW-A100TPS Walkman 40th Anniversary Mp3 player in the hopes…

A new Danish streaming service wants to change how we listen to music

Moodagent is a new streaming service coming out of Denmark that wants to reinvent the music streaming experience based around how you feel. To launch a music streaming service now in the age of Spotify…

Share your favourite songs on Snapchat with Spotify

Spotify and Snapchat have teamed up to keep you and your friends connected with the latest tracks lining your playlists. Spotify have revealed their latest in a slew of partnerships with social media apps so…