Albums with the most first-day streams on Spotify

Since 2015, which albums on Spotify have held the title of most album streams based on their opening day globally?

YouTube Music now shows singles and albums in a grid view on artist pages

An update to the iOS, Android and web apps now present album arts on artist pages in a larger grid view over the previous list view.

The 10 Most Expensive Vinyl Records Ever Sold

Ever wondered how much a vinyl record could be worth? You may be surprised at how much some records are worth.

What’s an EP and what does EP stand for?

While there is no standardised rule for how many tracks constitute an EP, it is important to know how many tracks we consider an EP for RouteNote Premium users. In the music industry, EP stands…

Apple Music launch a Disney hub full of playlists, albums and stations

Apple Music gets a new home for all of their Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars soundtracks, playlists and radio stations. “Celebrate the timeless legacy of Disney with this unique collection of playlists, radio stations,…

Spotify introduce Promo Cards – shareable custom assets for your music and artist profile

Spotify’s new Promo Cards tool allows artists to easily create social media assets for your songs, albums and artist profiles to share online. Since the explosion of social media, it has allowed a relationship between…

How to apply for Spotify Marquee to amplify your new music

Spotify have opened up their Marquee marketing tool, allowing any artists and label to apply to promote their new releases. Spotify’s latest controversial ‘pay-for-plays’ program lets artist and labels effectively buy listeners, advertising new albums…

Apple Music claimed over half the streams for some hip-hop albums in the US

Despite only holding around half the number of paying subscribers as Spotify, Apple Music gained over 50% of the total number of streams for some of the biggest hip-hop albums released in the last two…

Spain has lost their albums chart due to COVID-19

Spain will no longer be tracking or releasing their albums chart for the time being due to Coronavirus’s impact on sales. The impacts of the Coronavirus are without a doubt being felt around the world…

CD Baby vs. RouteNote Comparison

CD Baby and RouteNote offer worldwide digital releases of your music to many of the same top stores such as Spotify, Apple Music, TikTok, Amazon, Pandora, YouTube and Deezer, however CD Baby can be very…