What do gamers listen to when they play?

Lockdown has seen a boost in gamers playing Spotify whilst they play, so what are they listening to? Spotify reveals. Spotify have shared that gamers are listening to more music through their streaming app on…

How to distribute cover songs – do I need a license?

What counts as a cover song? What music is in the public domain? Do I need a mechanical license? Where can I obtain a license? How do I format my metadata for distribution? You’ll need to…

Do listeners emotionally connect more with Spotify or Apple Music? New study reveals

The largest study of consumer connections “based on emotions” with brands has revealed the most personable music streaming service. A new study from MBLM shows that Spotify is the most loved brand in ‘Apps and…

What is ‘revenue’ in the music industry?

The revenue of a release is the money earned from it through purchases and streams, after stores and distributors have taken their cut. The earnings shown on your RouteNote profile are based on that, meaning…

Napster power brand new radio-like streams on Sonos

Sonos have launched a new music powered experience to play through their smart speakers. Today Sonos and Napster launch their new linear, ad-funded webcast on Sonos apps in the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, UK,…

How to see your music’s analytics and trends in real-time on ‘Amazon Music for Artists’

Amazon for Artists gets you in touch with your audience, how they’re listening and helps you plan your music marketing. Much like Spotify for Artists, Amazon’s new platform lets you get behind your music and…

Falling by Fets, Koosen & Green Bull get over 3 million streams in a month on Spotify

The track from Strange Fruits has made it way on to Spotify playlists with 1.5 million followers. Fets, Koosen & Green Bull seem to have found the perfect formula for gaining massive success on Spotify,…

Is the Coronavirus boosting music streaming?

Social distancing and self-isolating are having huge impacts on our lives – are they also affecting how much we listen to music online? People are spending a lot more time at home now, you can’t…

What is SoundExchange & how do I collect extra royalties for my music?

Without wanting to sound like a PPI salesman, you may have unpaid royalties from services such as Pandora, SiriusXM and TV appearances. Register with SoundExchange for free to check and collect. For those unaware, the…

How much money does a play make on music streaming services? (2020)

How much a single play earns on music streaming services depends on a great deal. Here’s a rough guide to streaming royalties in 2020. A single stream of a track can be worth a very…