Radiohead’s New Album Recorded?

Rumours (originating at the blog ‘Postmark Here’) are spreading over the web about a wrap party that went down [to use the vernacular] in Hollywood last week: Bryan helped transform a house in the Hollywood…

Bid To Buy The Orchard Raised To $2 By eMusic Owners

The Orchard’s majority stock owners, Dimensional Associates, are considering a bid from music streaming service eMusic’s owners, JDS Capital. JDS have been angling for a majority in The Orchard for a while, and this is…

Live Nation’s SEC Filing On TKTM Merger

Live Nation’s shareholder’s have voted to approve the merger between their company and Ticketmaster. You can read the SEC filing here – the news was at first positively recieved, but now indications are that the…

Industry Contact Twitter Lists

In an adjunct to my vociferous defence of Twitter and it’s web 2.0 cousins in that John Taylor post, I thought readers might be interested in a Twitter contact list that Bruce Houghton of Hypebot…

PRS and YouTube Finally Come To An Agreement on Music Licensing Deal

Previously here at RouteNote we have been pretty critical of the PRS and how they go about their business. However, today the PRS and YouTube have finally announced that they have come to an agreement…

MOG Secures More Funding For Their Music Portal and Blog Network

MOG, the very popular music portal and blog network, has closed a new $5 million funding round. In total MOG has now raised over $12.5 million in funding since being founded in 2005. MOG has…

Digital Rights NZ/UK

Some news that might not seem immediately edifying, but might have far reaching implications. The Intellectual Property Office in the UK has issued a ‘Scoping Document‘ attempting to assess the potential role of a Digital…

The Continuing Decline of the Music Industry

It can be a bit difficult to keep perspective when all you hear is bad news. The music industry may be in turmoil, but it always has been, and change breeds creativity rather than destruction….

RouteNote on HypeBot

Steve does a little Q&A session on HypeBot – repeated here: We continue our ongoing 4QFor (Four Questions For) series with Steven Finch, the CEO of Insomnia Ltd, which owns music 2.0 start-ups www.routenote.com, www.crenk.com,…

KillerStartups blogs about RouteNote

Newcomer to the social music scene RouteNote, is designed for independent musicians who are seeking to distribute their music. The service is partnered with a handful of today’s most successful online music stores/outlets including Napster,…