Universal sign deals with Chinese companies Tencent and NetEase

Universal sign two deals with major companies Tencent and NetEase, showing a positive move towards fairness for streaming in China. Universal have signed deals with two Chinese companies, massive in the online streaming market. Chinese…

Do you need a record label in 2020?

Whilst a label can do a lot of great things for you as an artist, they can also be restrictive and sometimes fatal for your career. With RouteNote you always stay in complete control of…

Tencent confirm $100 million stake in Warner Music Group

The Chinese conglomerate has confirmed a considerable stake in WMG following the launch of their IPO earlier this month. Chinese music giant Tencent Music Entertainment have spread their fingers into yet another pot of the…

Warner Music Group closed their first day trading 20% above IPO price

Warner Music’s late launch on Wall Street has paid off as their first day showed huge value on their shares. Warner Music Group launched their Initial Public Offering on Wall Street last week after delaying…

BTS’s record label file IPO, looking to raise $1.6 billion

Big Hit Entertainment, the South Korean label behind hit pop group BTS, has filed for an IPO looking to raise up to 2 trillion won. In March we reported that Big Hit Entertainment were looking…

Spotify for Artists combines teams, labels and distributors into one spot

Spotify have made it way easier for your whole music team and backers to get involved in pitching your music to playlists, analysing your data and more. Not everyone goes it alone in music and…

Spotify add over 100k tracks to Indian catalogue

Spotify have recently signed a deal with Indian record label Saregama, adding their full catalogue of over 100,000 songs to the platform in India. Spotify launched in India last year, since then it has been…

Is Saudi Arabia looking to buy Warner Music Group?

Interesting reports have been circulating about one of the world’s biggest labels but are these simply rumours? Last week The Hollywood Reporter published an article suggesting that Saudi Arabia had made an offer on Warner…

How to get a record deal

Where getting a record deal was the only way to make it big twenty plus years ago, the industry is changing. People are making big bucks from their bedroom with consumer grade equipment, YouTube ‘how-tos’…

How to get signed to a hip-hop record label

Rewind twenty years and the only way to get your music out there and make an impact is to pray a label comes across your music and likes your style. But the times are changing….