Japan’s streaming sees huge growth in 2019

Recent reports from RIAJ show Japan’s streaming market has grown 33.8% in 2019 from the previous year and doubled since 2017. Japan ranks as the second biggest market in the world for recorded music, bringing…

Bye Rock, hip-hop is now the most popular genre in the world

Since it’s inception 30-40 years ago hip-hop has been booming more and more and now it’s overtaken rock as the most popular genre in 2017. For the first time in history hip-hop is more popular…

SoundCloud’s year in review 2017: The Playback

Following a year that’s seen streaming boom bigger than ever but also seen SoundCloud face bankruptcy, lets take a look back at their year. Over the last 12 months SoundCloud has seen artists receive Grammy…

Spotify and SXSW team up offering new music discovery, playlists and “Special Experiences”

Spotify have joined up with the SXSW music festival to offer a bunch of curated and enhanced music opportunities as well as some special opportunities with SXSW artists. The South-by-Southwest Music Festival are introducing their…

BBC Slip Up Big Time Accidentally Announcing Ed Sheeran and Green Day for Glastonbury

The BBC announced Foo Fighters as headliner for Glastonbury on Friday night, but managed to let one slip when mistakenly announcing Ed Sheeran and Green Day also. With the recent announcement of the Foo Fighters…

The Grammy Awards 2017: Adele beats everyone (again) whilst praising Beyoncé

After the tumultuous 12 months that have just passed the Grammy’s were always going to provide some political outrage but, whilst it felt like some ground was broken, the awards themselves remain much the same….

The Grammy Awards 2017 winners – Adele Vs Beyonce

The¬†59th Annual Grammy Awards took place at the weekend and saw a monumental win for Chance the Rapper and lots of less exciting wins for Adele. It was an exciting night for many and a…

The top up-and-coming Electronic producers and EDM artists to watch in 2017

Next in our series of the rising artists to keep an eye on this year we’ll be looking at the wave of awesome new electronic artists who are bringing in a fresh wave of new…

The top up-and-coming Hip-Hop artists to watch in 2017

A new year means a whole load of new music to come and, perhaps more importantly, a bunch of new artists who will shape the sound of 2017. The first in our series of Artists…

RouteNote Offices closed for the holidays, back on January 3rd

The holiday season is upon us again and whether or not you celebrate Christmas it’s a time to come together and appreciate what we have, as the RouteNote team will be. It’s been an incredible…