Spotify is Live and Ready to Download in Japan – Can They Turn Second Largest Music Market from CDs to Streaming?

Spotify has launched in Japan! Japanese consumers can now head to – https://www.spotify.com/jp Japan will be a tough market for Spotify as its mostly CD sales. Japan is the second largest music market in the…

Music streaming drove 8.1% growth in recorded music business

The past few years have seen a resurgence in what many were worried was a dying music industry, with music streaming enabling 2 years of growth after 10 years of decline. Reported by Bloomberg, from…

Sales statistics for July 2016 now available

You can now view your sales statistics for July 2016 on your account at www.routenote.com. Full breakdowns are available in the Statistics page.

Warner Music screw independent music stores by ending sales to small retailers

Warner Music have revealed that they will stop selling to music shops that make less than $10k for them a year, because being an independent retailer isn’t hard enough as it is. Warner Music have…

Vinyl sales are rising, here’s the top 10 Vinyl records this year so far

The Vinyl resurgence continues to boost music sales into 2016 despite a drop in physical music sales. Nielsen music reporting company revealed stats for vinyl in their US mid-year report for music. The report shows…