How to Monetize My Music on Facebook for Free (and Instagram and Oculus)

Facebook has been signing a lot of music deals recently with labels, publishers and other rights organisations. If you’re an independent artist or label, RouteNote has got you covered for all three platforms (Facebook, Instagram…

Spotify introduce layers to your streaming experience with multimedia Spotlight feature

The Spotify experience is getting deeper with Spotlight, a new feature that brings visual accompaniments to your music listening experience. Spotify have launched Spotlight, a feature that introduces photos, videos, and text to their music…

Spotify are trying out videos that replace artwork

What’s the future of artwork in a world of digital music? Spotify reckons it could be looping GIFs. In the past few days some people have noticed that certain songs on Spotify had a different…

Look out Amazon, Google’s new Smart Display sounds a lot like the Echo Show

Amazon pioneered Smart speakers, then Google jumped on the train. Then Amazon launched an Echo with video, now Google are too. Google have just announced their Smart Display, a screen with Smart functions allowing it…

Facebook going legal for music with Sony/ATV deal following Universal

Facebook have signed a new deal with Sony/ATV that brings them closer to a working music copyright system. Sony/ATV have signed a licensing agreement with Facebook following Universal signing a multi-year deal with the social…

Vevo nearing profit as revenues boom with 50% rise in views

Vevo look to make a profit in 2018 as their platform grows and they look to re-negotiate their deals with YouTube. The music video platform owned by major labels, primarily Universal Music Group, looks like…

Facebook finally licensing music with Universal Music deal

Facebook have finalised a licensing agreement with Universal Music meaning that they might be fixing the rife copyright infringements on Facebook Videos. The deal with Universal will see music licensed in a multi-year deal on…

Video: Amazon Echo Spot Review – Smart Speaker for your Bedside Table

The Amazon Echo Spot is your small portable version of the Amazon Echo Show. Here is a comprehensive review of the smart speaker for your bedside table.

YouTube are launching a music subscription service next year

At last! It looks like YouTube want to rectify their damaged relationship with the music industry with a new paid service for music. YouTube have long been criticised for their extremely low payouts on music…

Google are fed up with Amazon, remove YouTube from Fire TV

In the new year Google will stop you streaming YouTube on your Fire TV, so no more lounging in front of cat videos for you Fire stick owners. Starting January 1st for the indefinite future you…