How to get music links from all streaming services in one place

Once your music is released you want an easy way for all of your fans to start listening, no matter what music service they use. Enter: PUSH.FM.

People are streaming music all over the place now; Apple Music, Spotify, Deezer – there’s a world of choice. There are even the old-fashioned crowd downloading the music they love from stores like iTunes and Amazon.

With so many ways to listen to your music, having one place where you can direct your fans regardless of what they use makes it easier than ever to get people listening.

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PUSH.FM is the solution to pushing your music further, to all the places it needs to be heard. A free service for artists and content creators with global music campaigns, promotional pages, marketing tools and much more to come very soon.

Drive your streams and take your music to the next step of its journey with PUSH.FM.

RouteNote heads to Tropical Pressure – An amazing celebration of world music

Cornwall is home to a lot of magical people, music and events. This fact is rarely more clear than at Tropical Pressure, the celebration of amazing music from around the world – culminating in a little corner of the UK.

Music festivals are a very special thing. Just like Christmas they come around once a year, bringing people from all around together into one place to celebrate and share in each other’s joy. Some are more special than others, and I firmly place Tropical Pressure in this box.

This weekend Tropical Pressure returns to light up the hills along the coast of Cornwall with blazing colour and music from far-reaching lands. With a focus on celebrating diversity and culture, the weekend will see bands and musicians from the Caribbean, Latin America, and Africa travel to this small pocket of the UK for a unparalleled experience.

The entirety of this beautiful festival resounds with a cacophony of colour and sound at every step. Festival director Tim Sturrop says of his creation: “We are all about celebrating of the richness and beauty that these cultures have to offer and what we share as people of the world. In these disconnected times it is vital to feel that we are all connected!

“By coming together to form a community of people who share a care for their environment, their creativity and of course their love of music. Intimate, family friendly, with an incredible line up of music, free workshops and selection of amazing food, we are welcoming to all. Come join the TP family this summer…”

Along with Ed and Marley from the RouteNote team, we’ll be soaking ourselves in the tropical vibes to bring you the best of what the weekend has to offer. We’ll be capturing some of the weekend’s greatest performances, interviewing some of the incredible performers, and we’ll have even more to offer so that you can enjoy the weekend alongside us.

We can’t wait to dive into one of the most vibrant musical events of the year and share it with you. Stay tuned for all our Tropical Pressure coverage and catch us on Instagram at RouteNote and RouteNote Sessions for live coverage all weekend.

If you’re interested in coming to join the fun there are still tickets available from the website.

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School Disco bring the hard jams all the way from Brighton

School Disco know how to rock out in psychedelic style. When they came into the Parlour Studio there’s no seat-belt strong enough to have braced us for their intense RouteNote Session.

So strap on that Jammy-Pac and press play to slip inside a rabbit hole of winding bass-lines and soul-melting riffs.

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The 5 Best music podcasts

The internet is filled with amazing podcasts for discovering new music and talking about the greatest artists. Here are some of our favourites.

There are podcasts for all kinds of topics; discussing films, talking conspiracies, playing games, everything! So you bet your bottom dollar there are loads of great music podcasts out there.

Now this is just a list of the top ones we know. There are plenty more out there that we think are great as well as many more that we’ve probably never heard.

Make sure to share the podcasts that mean the most to you in the comments and share the love!

Song Exploder

Of course Song Exploder is the top music podcast for this list. The popular podcast is prolific amongst music lovers and podcast-heads alike.

Taking a deep-dive inside of the music of some of the world’s greatest artists, Song Exploder brings in artists to talk about their music and the incredible production that went behind it.

A must-listen for anyone interested in how the music that matters to us is made.

https://open.spotify.com/show/10lMwCjvzLCLwth2AW6cLG?si=QnLYmEUNSby6ihpgk5rwJw

Broken Record

Legendary music producer Rick Rubin has his very own podcast show. Joined by best-selling author Malcolm Gladwell and journalist Bruce Headlam they cover some of the most interesting tales coming out of the music industry.

With a history in music as storied as Rick Rubin’s is you know your in for some amazing anecdotes when you tune in to Broken Record.

https://open.spotify.com/show/6UsuhRMTD9O71DznRP8540?si=4rH-OmRwRvy9G1zvvXaZIg

Switched On Pop

Chart music can be an enigma sometimes. Whether what makes the top 100 is your thing or not, Switched On Pop is focused on looking at the popular music of the week and what the deal is with it.

If you want to keep up on the popular music of today and talk shop about it’s effects without having to listen to all the filler; this one’s for you.

https://open.spotify.com/show/1sgWaKtQxwfjUpZnnK8r7J

Dissect

Almost self-explanatory, Dissect slices open a single album each episode. Taking from the very best in contemporary music this podcast analyses the cream of the crop, track by track.

A must for music heads fascinated with going beyond just listening to the music.

https://open.spotify.com/show/2b025hq3gJ17tQdxS3aV43

All Songs Considered

NPR know their stuff when it comes to music. This podcast coming out of National Public Radio’s body features Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton taking a look at new music recommendations, chatting music news and interviewing artists.

It’s a great podcast for discovery and a chance to hear from some of the most influential artists going around.

Independent music artists will earn over $1 billion in 2019, watch out major labels

Independent music is getting bigger by the day and the artists making it on their own are set to have their most phenomenal year yet this year.

The internet has changed the power dynamic in the music industry. Thanks to the opportunities opened up by digital music platforms and services like RouteNote making distribution available to everyone – artists no longer need a big record deal to get their music out there.

With equal opportunities independent music has boomed like never before, allowing small and rising artists to get their music out their around the world. As it gets easier to go the DIY route, the power is moving away from major record labels and moving back into the artists’ hands.

Last year a report by Midia Research showed that self-released music had amassed $643 million in revenues worldwide in 2018. That’s a 35% increase on the year before and meant that independent music revenues accounted for a total of 3.4% of the global record industry’s revenues.

Rolling Stone have pointed out that if independent music continues to grow in revenue at the same rate this year, let alone even faster growth, they independent music’s revenues for 2019 will reach $1 billion.

Midia Research managing director, Mark Mulligan says: “We are entering potentially the most transformative era that the record business has ever seen. The rise of ‘direct artist’ service companies, and a whole host of other commercial models, means that [unsigned] artists have more choice and flexibility than ever before. These artists can create their own virtual record label.”

How can I get my music online?

If you’re looking to get your music online you’ve come to the right place – you can send your music to stores and streaming services around the world for free with us.

Getting your music on the world’s biggest digital platforms can seem like a daunting task. That’s why we’ve made it easy to upload your music without a label, without hassle, and most importantly without any cost!

Put your music on Spotify and have a chance at being on their massively popular playlists. Get out there on the world’s favourite download store iTunes and its streaming sibling Apple Music. Take your music to Asia and make waves across India, China, Korea and further with regional favourites like Kanjian, JioSaavn, Tencent and many more!

So what do I do?

  1. Create a free account at www.routenote.com
  2. Select ‘Create New Release’
  3. Upload your music
  4. Once you’ve completed your release we’ll take a look over it
  5. If everything is good to go we’ll send it to every store and service you’ve selected!

It really is that simple. So what are you waiting for? Head to www.routenote.com today and get your music heard around the world.

If you have any questions or just want to talk about it you can get in touch on Facebook and Twitter. Our support team at support@routenote.com can help with any issues.

The Great Estate’s gorgeous, garden fete returns to the Cornish countryside

Every year a hideaway in the beautiful Cornish country pops up for a weekend of festivities, music, theatre, and arts for a truly unique escape.

The Great Estate isn’t your average music festival. It’s a celebration of art, entertainment, spectacles and community. The festival takes place deep in Cornwall at the Scorrier House estate, which itself becomes a projected centrepiece of the festival.

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Everywhere you look there is a new adventure to be explored. A colourful fairground in one direction, ‘The Whispering Woods’ in another. There’s a circus full of lively entertainment and Madame Wong’s House of Wrong takes the weird and amazing to another level.

Great Estate isn’t just a music festival you see, it’s a festival of life and the arts. It’s about bringing together people of all ages to lose themselves in a magical, strange, colourful and beautiful place for a weekend of pure fun.

That’s not to underestimate the awesome range of musical acts playing at this years Great Estate. The BBC Introducing stage will host some of Cornwall’s very finest selection of local bands including RouteNote’s very own Katie and Lewis in the genre-bending Hypophora as well as shanty-singer and folk-lover Jordan Jane.

The festival’s main ‘Stage on the Green’ is where the bigger acts will be shaping the sounds of the weekend spreading through the grounds. Up-and-comer ‘Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly’ will set the stage for the weekend playing Friday. Then on Saturday amongst many other brilliant acts, 80’s relics ‘James’ are back to take the stage by storm with classics and new songs alike.

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To close the weekend on the Sunday the sounds get even bigger featuring big beats from big bands – did I mention it’s going to be big! It will be wholly brassy with Backbeat Soundsystem, London Astrobeat Orchestra, and Brass Against all building the evening up into one big booming crescendo before the one-and-only Craig Charles takes to the stage for his unique blend of funk and soul DJing to top of an ultimate weekend.

It’s going to be a wonderful time, and you can still get involved as tickets are still available for the whole weekend or any of the days. Find out more and get your tickets here.

See you there?

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RouteNote artist Chingiz to compete in the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 Finals

We are very proud to see another artist using RouteNote taking part in Eurovision 2019: Chingiz is the hotly tipped entry for Azerbaijan.

We are proud to say that we’ve helped artists taking part in the Eurovision Song Contest to get their music online worldwide in the past. This year we could be on to a winner with the brilliant producer Chingiz from Azerbaijan in the running for number 1.

With an amazing blend of pop and dance. Chingiz will take his track ‘Truth’ to the Eurovision Song Contest stage this weekend to go up against 25 other acts from around the world.

Chingiz made it through to the finals after ‘Truth’ amassed millions of listens and found international adoration. He was selected along with the other finalists by Contest Producer Christer Björkman, EBU’s executive supervisor and the chairman of the Reference Group who govern the broadcast.

The Grand Final takes place tomorrow, Saturday 18th May, in Tel Aviv and will be streamed live by 41 different broadcasters around the world.

RouteNote Sessions ranked as one of the top live sessions in the UK

It’s been an amazing journey since RouteNote launched live sessions 7 months ago, to now being ranked one of the top 5 places in the UK to record sessions!

In just over half a year our live sessions have exploded from the humble beginnings of a wish to work with local artists and give them a unique, new and professional platform. Since launch RouteNote Sessions have spread beyond our roots in Cornwall to work with artists further afield and spread our name with our first showcase at a festival recently – and many more exciting opportunities and events.

It’s a thrill watching our work with independent artists take shape in a whole new way to our proud distribution service. This week On The House Music listed RouteNote Sessions as one of the ‘5 Places to Record a Live Session You Need To Know’.

We’re well aware how many brilliant and talented sessions projects exist in the UK so to be classed in the top tier was a thrilling privilege. On The House Music wrote: “Offering mega high-quality studio sessions to some of the UKs best rising local artists, they have featured some fantastic artists.”

Ed Pipkin, RouteNote team member and showrunner of the Sessions, said: “We are truly humbled to be included in this list of high quality, professional live session projects. Considering we have only been up and running for less than a year this is a huge achievement and we hope that this is just the beginning of our journey towards becoming an internationally renowned live sessions project.”

You can watch all of our great live sessions on Facebook and YouTube or listen to them on all major streaming services!

Check out our latest session for a sumptuous little taster of what we create in our studio with incredible, up-and-coming artists: