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…

Beatport’s Letter to Artists That They’re Freezing Payments

Last week Beatport opened up their streaming service for anyone to upload their tracks for free. This was followed by controversy over the reveal of artist’s only being paid 5% royalties for all profits made…