12 Cover Songs from 2020

Now that the finish line of 2020 is in sight, at Routenote we’re looking back over this endless year and pulling together some of the highlights from the music world. What was the best cover version of a song you heard in 2020?

Tencent Music Entertainment launches livestreamed concerts, over 100m viewers already

China’s huge entertainment brand is counteracting the lack of concerts in a post-COVID 2020 with massively popular online concerts. Tencent Music Entertainment (TME) is the music branch of China’s huge tech conglomerate China. With live…

Instagram to launch monetisation tools for creators next month

Along with other live streaming platforms, Instagram has become a new home for musicians and entertainers in lockdown and they can soon get paid too. Last month Instagram announced that they had plans to help…

Spotify’s tips for artists livestreaming from home

Home concerts are becoming the standard with a lack of real gigs, so make sure yours are good as they can be. Venues shut and fans stuck at home? That’s not stopping artists around the…

Facebook streamers can soon charge for their livestreams

Livestreaming artists rejoice as you’ll soon have one more option for where to earn for your home concerts. Livestreaming was already huge before the world went into various levels of lockdown. Now it’s a huge…

Twitch hires Spotify director to create products for musicians

As lockdown makes Twitch one of the most popular sites in the world, their new hire will help broaden their horizons. Twitch have announced that Tracy Chan will be joining their team as the head…

Instagram reveal they have plans to monetise live streams

Instagram are looking at how they can “support creators and artists” who are using their ‘Live’ streaming feature. Last week the co-founder of mobile game HaikuJAM, Neer Sharma, shared an interesting thread on Twitter. He…

Dolby boosts Twitch stream audio for musicians live-streaming concerts

With so many artists taking to the web for home-concerts Dolby are stepping in to upgrade the sound. Coronavirus has many of us working at home including musicians who have taken to the livestream for…