How does Spotify count a ‘listen’ or ‘stream’ on a song?

Does simply starting a song count? What if you have it on replay? Do offline streams count? These Qs and more answered below. How exactly do Spotify classify ‘one play’ or ‘one stream’ of a…

How do I edit my artist profile on Apple Music?

Once your music is live and streaming on Apple Music it’s time to customise your artist profile and get the image you want. At RouteNote we make it free and simple to release your music…

Find the hidden gems on Spotify and be found yourself with Forgotify

There are millions and millions of tracks on Spotify, we should know! But for every track that finds listeners new and old and gets it’s spins there are another hundred that don’t get played at…

Check Music Streaming Data for Any Artist in the World on Pandora – via NextBigSound

NextBigSound has just opened up their entire database of Pandora streaming data. Previously this data was only available for your artists, but not its available for every artist within the Pandora system. Now, the Releases,…

SoundCloud plays will count towards Official Charts

Every play on SoundCloud will now count towards song chart positions in a monumental move from the world’s biggest music community. SoundCloud have some amazing news for the artists on their massive streaming, open streaming…

Spotify Playlist Pitching: How to get on top Spotify playlists free

The digital age of music is here and Spotify playlists are the torches leading the way for listeners to undiscovered lands of amazing music that they love. Finding your way on to one of Spotify’s…

How to stand out and get heard on SoundCloud

SoundCloud is full of amazing music and artists but being noticed in that crowd can be hard. These tips will help you stand out from the rest of them. SoundCloud have released their latest tips…

How to make your SoundCloud tracks reach as many people as possible

Just releasing your music isn’t always enough to be heard. There are things you can do online to make sure you’re reaching as many people as possible. SoundCloud have some invaluable advice for making sure…

Spotify cut off paid ‘Payola’ playlist SpotLister from their service

Spotify have disconnected SpotLister from their API, a playlister that allows artists to pay to get on playlists with 11.5 million collective followers. Spotify strictly forbid ‘payola’ or pay-for-play services using Spotify to tout artists…

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…