How to get an iTunes Instant Gratification track on your upcoming release

Once you’ve uploaded your music with RouteNote you can give fans access to a track in advance of the release with Instant Gratification. When you have an upcoming release and you make it available to…

How to get your music on to stores and streaming services for free

It’s easier and cheaper than ever to share you music in a digital/streaming world. Get your music on the top stores for free with RouteNote. The barrier of entry into selling your music online is…

How to set the Original Release Date when I upload my music to RouteNote

When you’re creating your release you need to ensure that you set your Original Release Date correctly so that it can make it onto stores. When releasing new music with RouteNote you have the option…

How to Sell My Music on Napster, Thumbplay, Spotify and Deezer

Here at RouteNote we are always trying to improve our digital music distribution service. On Friday we announced the launch of three new partners, Napster, Deezer and Thumbplay. If you are a new artist to…

Digital Music Store Focus – Recordstore.co.uk

London based company Digital Stores Limited has been building online shops for various high profile clients for the best part of a decade (they were incorporated in ’97), and have put up their own record…

Digital Music Store Focus – Napster 2.0 <

Napster originated as a peer-to-peer music service in 1999, one of the first that gained widespread popularity. Unlike modern bit-torrent services it provided a connection between users through a central server, and this direct involvement…

Digital Music Store Focus – iTunes

No prizes for recognizing that logo, this is the biggest music store on the web. The store isn’t available using a normal web browser, only by installing Apple’s proprietory iTunes software, relentlessly updated to include…

Digital Music Store Focus – Insound

Insound is a minor player with a lot of heart involved in its operation. They essentially act as a blog and record label, picking up and supporting new acts that are to their taste, promoting…

Digital Music Store Focus – iMesh

iMesh is a peer-to-peer platform that has survived the legal harrow of the recording industry. The RIAA brought a copyright infringement case against them, which they settled out of court, and after which they changed…

The Self-Indulgent Friday Playlist – Girls, Boys, Alcohol and Dancing

This is inexcusable, I know. But here is a poorly conceived, badly executed playlist for all of my Spotify loving comrades. However, in preparation for your weekend I have prepared you slightly more than an…