COVID-19 may be leading to increased streaming in Japan

According to a new survey, Japan’s transition from CD and downloads to streaming may have increased substancially due to COVID-19. CDs are still the favourite format of Japan, but streaming is quickly becoming more relevant,…

Apple Music claimed over half the streams for some hip-hop albums in the US

Despite only holding around half the number of paying subscribers as Spotify, Apple Music gained over 50% of the total number of streams for some of the biggest hip-hop albums released in the last two…

6ix9ine claim Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber bought their way to the number one spot on Billboard

“You can buy number ones on Billboard” says Tekashi 6ix9ine, in an Instagram post accusing Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber of fraud. On May 8th Ariana Grande & Justin Bieber released their charity single Stuck with…

Spotify for Artists combines teams, labels and distributors into one spot

Spotify have made it way easier for your whole music team and backers to get involved in pitching your music to playlists, analysing your data and more. Not everyone goes it alone in music and…

Piano piece from Jacob LaVallee pulls huge streams from Spotify playlists

Spotify playlists are helping new and established artists worldwide amass massive numbers of streams online. The Mist That Surrounds by pianist and composer Jacob LaVallee is a classical instrumental piece from his album A Place…

Apple Music for Artists gives you live performance data and a customizable artist page

It’s important to keep an eye on where and how your listeners are accessing your music to stay current and tailor your brand to your audience. Apple Music for Artists gives you all the statistics…

The best music distribution service for Spanish labels

RouteNote has become the go to service for independent artists around the world looking to get their music on stores and monetize across online platforms, but our revenue management, unique promo features and industry leading…

How to get paid from Spotify streams

RouteNote can help you get onto all major stores and streaming services and instantly start generating revenue from purchases and plays. Upload your music to RouteNote and we’ll pass it over to platforms such as…

Pandora launches monthly webinars on music promotion for artists

In case you didn’t know Pandora have an entire platform for music promotion and their new tutorials will have you marketing in new ways in no time. Pandora are launching regular webinars to introduce new…

Spotify’s tips for artists livestreaming from home

Home concerts are becoming the standard with a lack of real gigs, so make sure yours are good as they can be. Venues shut and fans stuck at home? That’s not stopping artists around the…