iTunes Accounts for 82% of Total Digital Revenues for CD Baby

Have you ever wondered how much iTunes account for digital sales online? One of our competitors CD Baby has published their 2008 results which shows that iTunes currently accounts for over 82% of their total…

SongBeat: The New Music Piracy Tool That Will End Up Closing Soon Enough!

In the current climate P2P and Bittorrent file sharing isnt seen as illegal in all countries, but overall it has to be the biggest threat on the music industry because of its nature. Songbeat has…

Ministry of Sound releases iDrum Anthems app for iPhone or iPod Touch

Previously here on RouteNote we have talked a little about musical iphone or ipod touch applications such as the Ocarina, and here is a new one, the iDrum. The iDrum lets users remix a bunch…

We7 Launches Out of Beta With New Design and Added Features

After spending months in public beta and lots of changes to the ad supported music service, We7 is about to launch out of beta with a bang. We7 have launched with a “Big Listen” campaign….

P2P Music Downloads Worth $69 billion. Is Digital Music Distribution Going Down The Toilet?

In 2007 P2P music downloads were worth a staggering $69 billion, and all other forms of movie/television piracy are on the rise. Techcrunch has been talking a lot about using music online as a free…

RouteNote: August Royalties Are Finalised and In Your Profiles!

August was our first full month for downloads and sales. The majority of our sales have come from the all dominant iTunes, but we are looking to push more through eMusic and more. Here at…

7Digital Launched Universal Music into Their Catalog

7digital (the UK based mp3 store) has started selling music from Universal Music today. This is the first time in Europe the tracks have been offered in 320k mp3’s, and seems to be selling both…

Napster Open to Sale. This Was Definitely On The Cards

Napster has hinted that the company is up for sale again, saying in its response to a dissident shareholder group that the company is once again exploring possible strategic alternatives, and has retained UBS Investment…

Limewire Store Signs The Orchard and Adds 2 Million Tracks To Its Catalog

Lime Wire LLC (the company) has announced a deal with The Orchard, a large digital distributor for independent artists and small labels. The deal will effectively double the amount of music available in the LimeWire…

BBC Worldwide Plans Ad-Supported Music Service

BBC Worldwide is working on an ad-supported music service that would offer free streaming or paid downloads of songs and videos from the BBC archives, including live performances from its “Top of the Pops” and…