The Power of Music Collaboration

Image Credit: John Hult The rise of featured artists and collaborations in the music world shows no signs of slowing down. Here’s how you could benefit. Many hands make light work, and music artists are…

XXL Freshman Class of 2020 revealed

Coronavirus isn’t stopping XXL getting together this year’s class of hip-hop artists on the hotlists to break into the big time this year. XXL have revealed this year’s line-up of artists for their iconic Freshman…

Spotify Playlist RapCaviar celebrates its five year annivery with a quiz

One of Spotify’s most popular playlists RapCaviar celebrates its fifth anniversary with a seven question test for listeners. RapCaviar, launched in 2015, reflects and shapes hip-hop culture. Today it is one of the most followed…

How to distribute bass music online for free

RouteNote’s artists and labels around the world distribute all kinds of music to all major stores and streaming services online. At RouteNote, we distribute everything from EDM to country, hip-hop to jazz, rock to folk,…

The top 10 music blogs (2020)

Music journalism is alive and well even if print media is slowly disappearing, it’s just heading online. Music blogs are great; you get to discover brand new and groundbreaking music from around the world, delve…

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…

Producer Spot release The Cure, a free sample library

The Cure is a free trap and hip-hop pack, loaded samples, loops, beat kits, vocals, synth presets and more. Brought to you by Producer Spot, the pack hopes to help you stay inspired at home…

Welcome to the Library of Congress’s free Hip-Hop sampling tool

You heard that right, the Library of Congress are making a world of new hip-hop sampling available to everyone for free. This new tool allows you to explore a wealth of free-to-use sounds from orchestras…

How to get signed to a hip-hop record label

Rewind twenty years and the only way to get your music out there and make an impact is to pray a label comes across your music and likes your style. But the times are changing….

Where to sell beat licenses online in 2020

So you’ve finished crafting the perfect hip-hop beat, but not sure what to do next? Here’s how to spread the word and sell licenses. When selling beats online, you want your music to be in…