How a site selling samples made a No.1 hit and $35m in funding

Splice has grown from a site offering samples to creating a number 1 hit with Demi Lovato and a massive round of funding. Splice creator Steve Martocci started his entrepreneurship with a text messaging service,…

You can listen to Pandora on-demand free as they take on Spotify

Spotify just gained another rival in Pandora as they’ve launched a free on-demand streaming tier supported by ads. Free streaming was Spotify’s bread and butter but more and more services are getting in on the…

Spotify goes multi-room with Amazon Echo devices

Amazon have added multi-room support on their Echo speakers for both Spotify and SiriusXM. If you’re the lucky owner of more than one Amazon Echo speakers you can connect them and listen to your music…

Spotify and Deezer ask EU board to stop Apple’s domination after they buy Shazam

Tech companies including Spotify and Deezer have taken concerns about Apple’s growing power to EU regulators. European tech companies have come together in a protest against Apple in the wake of their Shazam purchase. The…

The 10 best festive electronic tunes for a merry litmas

The bells are ringing and the snow is falling, at least they are somewhere. It’s time to crack out the decks and get jolly with some Christmas tunes – but who says you have to…

Google Home Max brings HQ audio and voice activation together

Google have just launched their biggest, baddest home speaker yet with a bunch of new features that will make it even better. Google have just launched the Google Home Max, their new Home speaker that…

Sales statistics for October 2017 are now available

You can now view your Sales Statistics for October 2017 on your account at routenote.com. Log-in to see your earnings, full breakdowns are available in your Statistics page.

SoundCloud adds sharing for stats so you can celebrate milestones with fans

SoundCloud are introducing stats cards which let you share your music performance and let friends and fans know when you’re popping off. SoundCloud have a new feature, making it easier to celebrate your success with…

Microsoft Groove becomes Spotify as it shuts down

Microsoft are shutting down their streaming service Groove Music at the end of this month to integrate with Spotify. As announced earlier this year Groove Music will no longer be streaming come 2018. Microsoft are…

Apple have bought Shazam, confirmed by Apple

Apple have confirmed their acquisition of Shazam giving them full ownership of the popular music recognition app. First announced last week as a rumour, Apple have now confirmed that they have bought song identification application…