Spotify, YouTube, SoundCloud and more join Berklee College of Music’s initiative for music streaming royalties

Berklee College of Music have revealed their Open Music Initiative (OMI) that aims to streamline copyright and royalties for digital music distribution. The digital music market is massive and now accounts for the majority of…

Copyright Royalty Board Just Increased Rates For Streaming Music

The Copyright Royalty Board have just released new webcasting rates for 2016 to 2020 for streaming services like Pandora. From January 2016 royalty rates for digital sound transmissions (music streaming to you and I) will…

Soundcloud Monetization From the Very First Play: More Plays Equals More Royalties

RouteNote’s Soundcloud Network helps some of the largest electronic artists in the world. In the last few months we have made dramatic improvements, which now allow artists to monetize their music within 7 days of…

Should You Move From Zimbalam to RouteNote?

Zimbalam, the digital music distributor, has angered artists recently when parent company ‘Believe Digital’ bought TuneCore, a rival digital music distributor. Believe Digital’s steps to integrate the two have been controversial to say the least…

Spotify’s ‘freemium’ Model To Undergo Changes Says Universal Music CEO

Rumours have been circulating for the past few weeks that changes will be coming to Spotify as artist royalties have become increasingly controversial with Beatport’s 5% royalty commissions and Taylor Swift’s outrage at Apple Music’s…