Tencent now own 10% of Universal Music Group following a drawn-out deal

Chinese conglomerate and major presence in music in Asia, Tencent have set their sets to the West with acquisitions. A long awaited deal has finally been completed that puts Tencent Holdings in an even bigger…

Apple Music sign new deals with major labels but maybe not the ones they wanted

Apple’s new deals with the Big Three record labels don’t equip them for Apple TV+ bundles as they probably hoped. The time of renewal was upon Apple Music to ensure that they could stream music…

The perfect distributor for record labels

RouteNote is used by hundreds of thousands of independent artists worldwide to get their music online, but RouteNote can also be the perfect companion for any record label starting out. Our mission with RouteNote is…

Google’s brand new live music platform for artists helps them track and plan concerts

Millions of people come to Google for details and tickets for live concerts and they’re using all that data to help artists and labels out with DEMAND. DEMAND is a new data analytics platform from…

How to get signed by a label

While going independent can be a great option for some, others prefer to put all their creative resources into the art of crafting music, while leaving distribution, marketing and admin to a label. There’s no…

How to start a record label online

Social media has made it easier than ever to start your own record label with no money. Get started on SoundCloud & YouTube and reach out to artists and friends you want to work with….

How to promote your music and gigs for free

This site offers one of the greatest free resources to guide your promotion. There are lots of different ways to spread the word about your concerts and get your music out to new fans. Bandsintown is…

China’s massive Tencent are looking at a 50% stake in major label Universal

One of the world’s biggest music labels is being eyed up by Chinese conglomerate for a potentially massive stake acquisition. Tencent, the massive Chinese company responsible for much of the biggest music tech happenings in…

Music distribution for Indian record labels

Starting a record label is easy with RouteNote as we make it simple to upload your artists for free to all the top streaming services and music stores around the world. We can send your…

Gangnam Style singer PSY has launched his own label

PSY is going independent with the launch of his own entertainment company. PSY has been an international name in pop music since 2012 thanks to his viral, record-breaking track Gangnam Style. The track smashed the…