VKontakte, the “Russian Facebook” launch full music streaming service

The giant Russian social network VKontakte (VK) are taking on Spotify and Apple Music with the launch of their new music streaming service. After almost a year since they revealed their upcoming music streaming service,…

Musical.ly have integrated Apple Music’s 40m full tracks into their app

Musical.ly have revealed a partnership with Apple that will see their music streaming service stream full songs into the “music social network”. Musical.ly, the massively popular app that lets it’s users create their own music…

Social music network Whyd releasing a home speaker

4 years after French startup Whyd started to create a social place for music lovers to share music they’re open sourcing their website and creating a speaker. Whyd was started in a small Parisian apartment…

Social network VKontakte (VK) launching a music subscription service

Russian social network site VK (formerly VKontakte) have revealed plans to launch a music subscription service sometime this year. In a massive shift for the popular European social network VK they have revealed plans to…

How To Create A Twitter Account As A Musician

If you’re a musician starting out or looking to gain a larger audience, a great place to get started is through social media. Andrew Apanov of We Spin, Dotted Music and Stand Above the Noise…

How Do I Get an Artist Profile on Ping: RouteNote!

Here at RouteNote we are now starting to add iTunes Artist Ping pages. As you may have heard, Apple just launched a new service called Ping.

Roadrunner Records Relaunching A&R Social Network

Roadrunner Records has announced that they will be relaunching their “SignMe to Roadrunner Records” crowdsourcing A&R process on October 4.

New Myspace Band Profiles

There are currently a lot of changes happening at Myspace and here the latest is a new band profile. We have been able to get our hands on a video which showcases the new Myspace band profiles. Check it out below and let us know what you think.

NME Launches NME Breakthrough Music Social Network

NME has launched a new site in partnership with social media firm Webjam. The site is called NME Breakthrough and its a basic social network for bands. The bespoke platform will allow artists to upload…

Fuzz.com Music Social Network Closing on Feb 13th

Independent music promotion and discovery site Fuzz.com is shutting down in mid-February due to “increasing operating costs and flat revenues”.  Sister site Blip.fm will remain open. A letter sent to users reads in part: Dear…