Netflix and BMG ink long-term music publishing deal outside the U.S

The video streaming giant Netflix has struck a long-term music publishing deal with BMG.

Apple TV+ has an estimated 40 million users, but how many of them are paying subscribers?

Apple TV+ reportedly had 40 million users at the end of 2020, but with Apple’s one year free trials, how many of them are actually paying?

A Kanye West documentary series has been acquired by Netflix for $30m

The documentary has been in the works for decades now and explores the life of the rapper, producer, fashion designer, and ‘politician’.

Netflix hit Bridgerton inspires record streams of classical pop song covers

Vitamin String Quartet’s classical covers of modern pop songs see meteoric rise in streams.

The Best TV Show Soundtracks of 2020

Image Credit: Jonas Leupe 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. First…

Netflix lets users adjust playback speed but not everyone’s happy about it

Netflix have begun rolling out a feature that lets you watch shows faster or slower with playback speed controls. The new playback speed controls allows subscribers to quickly switch between 0.5x, 0.75x, 1x, 1.25x and…

Watch Netflix on your Google Nest Hub & Nest Hub Max now

We can’t always sit down on the sofa and relax to watch the shows we love so Google are letting us take Netflix with us no matter what we’re doing at home. Well, that’s what…

Tencent eye up stake in China’s biggest video streaming service iQIYI

Tencent Holdings are looking beyond music at a stake in what has been described as China’s equivalent to Netflix. Tencent Holdings are notorious for making investments in some of the biggest tech and digital companies…

China’s video streaming platform Bilibili boast staggering numbers

Bilibili has been called China’s YouTube, with millions of content creators and users. Bilibili’s Q1 results show over 172 million monthly active users, a 70% year-on-year growth. Launching as a platform for a niche youth…

Quibi’s founder blames lack of users on coronavirus pandemic

After a relatively small number of signups, short-form video app Quibi’s founder Jeffrey Katzenberg has said “I attribute everything that has gone wrong to coronavirus. Everything.” Former head of Walt Disney Studios and founder of…