The music that made 2018 on SoundCloud

The years coming to a close and what better way to celebrate a great year in music than to look back at all tunes that have been the soundtrack to 2018. SoundCloud have released The…

Have yourself a merry gangsta Christmas with the 5 greatest festive rap tracks

It’s December and that means you can justify decking the halls, hoping for snow and busting out your favourite festive jingles. We like to do things a little differently at RouteNote so we’re collecting the…

Apple Music reveal 2018’s biggest hits and artists

2018’s drawing to a close and as the biggest year for digital music streaming comes to it’s end Apple Music have revealed the artists, albums and songs that have made this year so big for…

Spotify reveal the biggest songs and artists of 2018

2019 is almost here and as we start to wave goodbye to 2018 and all of the great new music it’s brought us, Spotify have revealed which tracks, artists, playlists, and podcasts people have been…

Save hundreds on headphones with these 5 best Black Friday deals

Black Friday is here saving you hundreds and just in time for Christmas. Who doesn’t want some snazzy new headphones to listen to all their Christmas tunes through over winter. These are the best steals…

The best sites for free samples and loops to download

Loops and samples are a producers best friend, providing endless opportunities to use and rework unique sounds, melodies and rhythms into a new surrounding. But quality samples are hard to find without denting your wallet,…

Top 5 Electro-Acoustic Guitars under £1000

With a huge range of brands and styles it can be hard to choose the perfect electro-acoustic so we have put together this comprehensive guide to the best 5 electro-acoustic guitars you can buy for…

The worlds 5 biggest music services – and how to get your music on them and get paid

We now live in an age where all of the music in the world is available anywhere from a small metal box in your pocket – it’s a new world for independent artists. The music…

Stay on top of all the hottest new music with the new YouTube Charts

Keeping track of what’s hot in music can be a chore, but no more on YouTube as they’ll be presenting you with what’s popping on their platform in real-time. YouTube are looking to take a…

The 100 most sampled tracks in music history

Sampling music is an art-form in it’s own right and it’s everywhere nowadays. This Spotify playlist¬†features all of the most used songs in sampling history. Samples are used everywhere in music today: in Hip-Hop, dance…