YouTube Music presents the hottest UK acts in their 2019 spotlight

YouTube Music has launched it’s first ever ‘Ones to Watch’ artist spotlight for ten UK artists that they feel are breaking the mold and on the brink of making it big. In order to find…

Pitch your music to Spotify’s playlists now

Spotify have officially opened up their playlist pitching tool out of beta so that artists can offer up their music to Spotify and be considered for inclusion in one of their incredibly popular playlists. Playlists…

Spotify get top artists to choose rising stars to record in their new studios

Spotify’s Secret Genius initiative has gotten it’s own recording studios and they’ll be recruiting Meghan Trainor, Jhené Aiko and Charli XCX to find their talent. Last year Spotify announced Secret Genius, their way of celebrating…

Music streaming creates second year of massive revenue growth in 2017

The music industry has been showing massive surges in growth in recent years and new reports show it’s only getting bigger. Thanks to the meteoric rise of music streaming in recent years profits in the…

First On SoundCloud promotes and celebrates creators in new ways

SoundCloud have launched ‘First On SoundCloud’ to celebrate and push 10 “groundbreaking artists” with new initiatives. This week SoundCloud announced the launch of ‘First On SoundCloud’. SoundCloud say the initiative will “celebrate the inspiring stories…

EDM’s hot new duo Diviners talk inspirations, what they’d take to a desert island and escaping Poland’s music scene

With their tasty new single out today I spoke to Diviners, one of electronic music’s hottest up-and-comers shooting on to the scene. The ingredient’s making up Diviners include half a shot of Kamil Pankowski and Kamil Relikowski….

RISE: Spotify’s new program to break the next top artists

Spotify have just launched a new program to bring rising artists to the forefront and help to break the careers of the hottest emerging talents. RISE was launched by Spotify today and will highlight the…

Bristol psych-rockers Insomnichord go acoustic with us + interview

Insomnichord are a brilliant up-and-coming progressive/psychedelic rock band from Bristol, UK and here’s how they sound unplugged. One of the many fantastic artists on RouteNote, Insomnichord are a rising band from Bristol. Always keen to…

The head of BBC Introducing has been poached by Amazon reportedly

The man behind one of the UK’s most influential platforms for new artists, BBC Introducing, has left the BBC and according to MBW he’s heading to Amazon. Jason Carter is the main man responsible for…

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…