The Sims to host a week-long in-game music festival

The Sims is the latest video game to host a music event which will feature performances from Glass Animals, Bebe Rexha, and Jay Oladokun.

Tencent Music’s Q2 financial results show 47.1m paying music users

Tencent publish their Q2 financial results, showing very impressive subscriber, revenue and profit growth in 2020. Tencent Music Entertainment’s Q2 financial highlights are as follows: Online music paying users grew 51.9% year-over-year to 47.1 million,…

Spotify overtakes Deezer for users in their homeland France

Deezer have been riding high for listeners in their home country France but Spotify have finally overtaken them. Research firm Omdia have published a report suggesting that Spotify are now the leaders of music streaming…

Physical music in the UK see sales half during coronavirus lockdown

While online music and video streaming platforms boom in popularity during quarantine, closure of physical record stores has lead to a steep decline in physical music sales. Recent reports suggest sales of physical music have…

SoundCloud’s new initiatives are aimed to help artists during the impact of COVID-19

With music services and companies stepping up to help musicians, songwriters and performers SoundCloud have announced what they’re doing for artists. SoundCloud’s CEO Kerry Trainor has set out 4 different ways in which they want…

40% of Indian record labels’ digital revenues come from YouTube

A new report shows just how massive an impact YouTube is having for the digital music industry in India’s up-and-coming market. The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) has recently published a…

RouteNote and DistroKid: music distribution costs compared

There’s a lot of choice when it comes to getting your music online and it can be hard to decide who to go with. We’ve compared our free and Premium distribution with DistroKid to help…

Music distribution for Indian record labels

Starting a record label is easy with RouteNote as we make it simple to upload your artists for free to all the top streaming services and music stores around the world. We can send your…

Artful Dodger’s Mark Hill joins RouteNote to discuss the opportunities of online music

Mark Hill from the Artful Dodger will join RouteNote next month to discuss the opportunities that have come with the adoption of digital technology in the music industry. Next month we will be taking part…

Spotify now offers you personalised playlists every day

Spotify have launched Daily Mix, a series of playlists refreshed every day that offers you a selection of your favourite music. Unlike Spotify’s massively popular Discover Weekly playlists, Daily Mix isn’t about discovering music and…