Independent music artists will earn over $1 billion in 2019, watch out major labels

Independent music is getting bigger by the day and the artists making it on their own are set to have their most phenomenal year yet this year. The internet has changed the power dynamic in…

Top 12 Independent Record Labels Based on 2018 US Revenues

Independent record labels are on the rise and in the first quarter of 2019 they accounted for over 36% of the U.S. market share. Above is an image that shows you the top 12 independent…

We need to start treating producers in hip-hop fairly

It’s become all too common to hear of producers getting screwed over or unappreciated for their work. This has to end. Producers are a major artery in the blood flow of the music industry and…

40% of Indian record labels’ digital revenues come from YouTube

A new report shows just how massive an impact YouTube is having for the digital music industry in India’s up-and-coming market. The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) has recently published a…

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…

What are 360 Deals?

What is a 360 Deal? A 360 deal is an exclusive agreement signed by an artist to a record label or management company. The rights included in the agreement tend to include a lot of…

Artists now credited on over half a billion YouTube videos

YouTube have added musical credits for over 500 million videos giving artists and writers their deserved acknowledgement in the millions of videos they are used. YouTube have added a new section to the descriptions of…

Universal Music buys British labels behind Elvis Costello, Frankie Goes To Hollywood

Two of the most influential record labels in the UK have just been bought by Universal Music Group. Major label, Universal Music Group have just bought Stiff Records and ZTT, two of the UK’s biggest…

VKontakte, the “Russian Facebook” launch full music streaming service

The giant Russian social network VKontakte (VK) are taking on Spotify and Apple Music with the launch of their new music streaming service. After almost a year since they revealed their upcoming music streaming service,…

7digital to acquire 24-7 after 15% rise in revenue and look to £3m fundraising

As 7digital’s revenues rise they look towards £3 million in fundraising and taking over their only remaining European competitor – ’24-7 Entertainment’. UK music company 7digital are making some big moves as they plan to…