YouTube said to be working on TikTok competitor with ‘Shorts’

Kings of video sharing YouTube want a piece of TikTok’s massive market. TikTok are the biggest social media app in the world after launching a little over two years ago. It’s no surprise there’s reports…

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…

YouTube Music gets lyrics for all available songs

YouTube Music have added lyrics on their Now Playing screen to all of their iOS and Android apps. Sometime’s when you’re listening to a great song you just want to know what it is they’re…

YouTube Music, Spotify, Amazon Music, Facebook, SiriusXM and Tidal donate to the Recording Academy’s COVID-19 fund to help music professionals

MusiCares Foundation, the non-profit charity from The Recording Academy, has received “millions” of dollars from music services to help artists and other music professionals affected by COVID-19. The fund provides up to $1000 each to…

Amuse vs. RouteNote 2020 Comparison

While like RouteNote, Amuse offer free music distribution, many of the features we offer for free are behind their paid Pro model. Amuse Music Distribution offer features designed for independent artists much like RouteNote. On…

Should I distribute my music to YouTube Music?

At the end of 2019, YouTube Premium and YouTube Music had a combined total of 20 million paying users. This is a huge potential audience you can tap into for free.¬†With RouteNote, we can get…

YouTube Music add lyrics to now playing songs

YouTube have redesigned their playback screen so that you can follow along with your favourite songs. YouTube Music’s new Now Playing screen updates their look and introduces some new features. One of the most notable…

YouTube will soon let you upload music to your own private cloud

YouTube Music have set out their plans to launch a cloud library where users can upload their own music to access from anywhere. Google have released some exciting documents – well the documents themselves aren’t…

YouTube Premium & YouTube Music hit 20 million paying users

Alphabet CEO (Google’s parent company) Sundar Pichai announce YouTube’s latest milestones regarding their premium services. As of Q4 2019, YouTube Premium and YouTube Music have gained a combined total of 20 million subscribers. Whilst Spotify…

YouTube Music launches new personalised playlists for your tastes

YouTube Music has added 3 new playlists that presents you with a different mix of music based on your personal tastes. Personalised playlists are the cream of many music streaming services. When Spotify launched Discover…