Does Music Streaming Cost Music Sales?

Can music streaming ever be a viable alternative to hard copy and download music sales? WMG’s Edgar Bronfman has his doubts, and looking at some of the figures being published in the media they might…

Spotify Users Playlist Avg. 15,000 Songs

Speaking at the World Mobile Confgress in Barcelona, Daniel Ek said that the average Spotify user has 15,000 tracks lined up across all their playlists – a huge number, showing a really deep engagement with…

Internet Music Radio Continues Strong Growth

Just as consumers are increasingly purchasing their music in digital form, from online music stores like iTunes, Amazon and eMusic (a trend digital music distributors like us rely on for the future of our business),…

HMV Buys Majority Stake in MAMA

HMV is increasing it’s investments in the live music business. Having entered into partnership with Luminar to cross promote between live venues and their music store, and having operated a joint venture with MAMA in…

We7 To Launch Paid Streaming Service

Hypebot have revealed in a blog post that We7 are set to launch a paid-for premium plus service, over and above their £3.99 ad-free service, that will compete more directly with services like Spotify and…

Digital Distributor RouteNote Signs 3 New Online Music Stores – Deezer, Napster, Thumbplay

Good news for all you RouteNote artists out there: today we go live with music distribution to three new music stores – Deezer, Napster and Thumbplay Mobile. Deezer is a French business, but has agreements…

The Worm In the Apple – Terra Firma’s EMI Purchase looks Increasingly Sour

As you may have read here on our blog Terra Firma are suing their advisors/lenders Citibank for perpetrating a fraud against them – essentially Terra are saying that Citibank mislead them about the amount of…

Upload Tool Launched!

We’ve just launched our new upload tool, designed to make adding your music to our service quick and straightforward. You’ll need to sign in to your RouteNote account, and then you’ll find a link to…

Investment and Innovation Imperative for the future of Digital Online

Interesting post over at MidemNet about why Deezer (a French streaming service) feel they are now coming in second place to Spotify: the author basically concludes that investment and innovation in the next wave of…

UK Digital Music Market Trends

The UK has seen record levels of digital sales in 2009, with 10 trading weeks and the Christmas period still to come. 117 million singles have been sold so far, with 98.6% of these sales…