Stopping Scalping

Digital Music News are carrying this story about online ticket scalping – a case in which an LA based company calling themselves ‘Wiseguy Tickets’ employed a ring of Bulgarian computer programmers to buy up all…

Get Music Onto iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, EMusic and More

It’s been a while since we reiterated this: RouteNote is here to help YOU get your music online and selling. There are a lot of other players in the digital distribution market, all offering different…

Robbie Williams new Album for Free!

Our digital music streaming partner Spotify is going from strength to strength; they’re being taken really seriously as the future platform of choice by the biggest players in the industry. Robbie Williams (and his marketing…

Shameless Self Promotion – Jenna’s Revenge

Band name: Jenna’s Revenge Location: Portsmouth UK Bio: Hailing from the south coast of England in a blur of whiskey soaked rock n roll meet Jenna’s Revenge! The four piece, consisting of the charismatic “Sic”…

Digital Music Store Focus – Napster 2.0 <

Napster originated as a peer-to-peer music service in 1999, one of the first that gained widespread popularity. Unlike modern bit-torrent services it provided a connection between users through a central server, and this direct involvement…

Digital Music Store Focus – iTunes

No prizes for recognizing that logo, this is the biggest music store on the web. The store isn’t available using a normal web browser, only by installing Apple’s proprietory iTunes software, relentlessly updated to include…

Digital Music Store Focus – Insound

Insound is a minor player with a lot of heart involved in its operation. They essentially act as a blog and record label, picking up and supporting new acts that are to their taste, promoting…

Digital Music Store Focus – iMesh

iMesh is a peer-to-peer platform that has survived the legal harrow of the recording industry. The RIAA brought a copyright infringement case against them, which they settled out of court, and after which they changed…

The Self-Indulgent Friday Playlist – Girls, Boys, Alcohol and Dancing

This is inexcusable, I know. But here is a poorly conceived, badly executed playlist for all of my Spotify loving comrades. However, in preparation for your weekend I have prepared you slightly more than an…

Digital Music Store Focus – HMV.com

HMV’s online store is an extension of their high street business, and as such caters mainly to the mainstream. The prices are high but the catalogue is pretty varied; they’ve got deals with all the…