You can now buy makeup on Spotify, yes – makeup

Spotify have explored a lot of different areas with their music streaming service, but makeup is one we did NOT see coming. Singer Maggie Lindemann is making use of her Merch section on Spotify offering a first-of-it’s…

Spotify discovers that surgeons love rocking out while operating

Surgeons have an incredibly important job that requires them to be in the zone – Spotify have found that rock music is the source of their zen. Spotify recently undertook an interesting survey to discover…

Mashup your fave hits from Smash Mouth, Kanye West + more with the Magic iPod

A new site lets you mashup the biggest hits of yester-decade together creating what was probably intended as a meme, and came out amazing. If you’ve spent any time at all on the internet you probably…

This week marks 55 years since Bob Dylan’s self entitled debut album

55 years ago this week, Bob Dylan released ‘Bob Dylan’, his self-titled album with tracks such as Man of Constant Sorrow, House of the Risin’ Sun and Highway 51 Blues. Bob Dylan’s legendary self-titled album…

Can a computer predict chart topping hits against pop flounders?

Professor Armand Leroi believes that pop music is a science and in a new show on BBC sets out to discover whether data can transform popular music. Evolutionary biologist Professor Armand Leroi gathers a team…

Lithuanian band Justin 3 drop inspirational new single ‘Survivor’

Lithuanian band ‘Justin 3’ release an atmospheric new single with their new track ‘Survivor’, with a catchy chorus and a kick ass video, this is definitely a band to look out for in months to…

RouteNote Interviews: Catching up with No Hot Ashes

Back in 2015 we spoke to four talented lads from Manchester about their quickly rising band No Hot Ashes. Fusing funk, rock and pop the band have shown no sign of stopping since and with…

Remove pops and scratches from your old vinyl records with SweetVinyl’s SugarCube

SweetVinyl have revealed their new product which can detect unwanted noise in vinyl records and make them good as new again. As vinyl’s popularity is resurrected via nostalgia so does the realisation that maybe you…

Tencent invest in Korean record label behind Psy for more K-Pop in China

China’s biggest social media company, Tencent, have invested in YG Entertainment, the Korean record label responsible for Gangnam Style internet phenomenon Psy. K-Pop, or Korean pop is massive, even four years after Psy broke out…

RouteNote Exclusive Interview: Churchyard

Churchyard are the pop-grunge band currently making waves across Nashville, Tennessee. Said by local critic to be “fast approaching the femme fronted Nashville garage rock throne” the four-piece have just released their eponymous debut album…