TIDAL Access is a video focused free-tier

With its standout feature being HiFi streaming, TIDAL has up until now been a premium-only music platform. TIDAL announced earlier this week, it would be launching a new free membership tier for video content. TIDAL…

Disney+ hit 50 million subs in just five months

After launching last November in limited markets, video streaming service Disney+ has since expanded to over fifteen territories and signed up 50m subscribers. Disney+ announced they had 26.5 million subscribers at the end of 2019….

SoundExchange hit $7 billion in payouts to artists

SoundExchange, responsible for handling royalties for┬áservices such as Pandora, SiriusXM and TV appearances, hit a new milestone earlier this year. Last week SoundExchange shared some details regarding their Q1 2020 performance. $7bn paid to artists…

Paid music streaming is almost worth more than free streaming for the first time ever

More people are heading to streaming services than ever for their music fix and now they’re paying for it more. There is no doubt that music streaming is massive but for a long time it’s…

Spotify are nearing 50/50 subscribers to free listeners

Spotify revolutionised music consumption by offering almost the entire world’s music catalogue to people for free but their efforts to get people paying are paying off. When Spotify launched it offered an unheard of platform…

SoundCloud Premier isn’t the best choice for artists

SoundCloud have just launched Premier which allows artists to upload their music for monetisation directly with them. But questionable terms and un-defined revenue percentages means RouteNote is still the best option for artists. Created four…

How much the top music distributors cost compared

At RouteNote we pride ourselves on offering artists the best deal for getting their music out there. With free distribution to all of the top stores and streaming services you can’t find better value. Here’s…

T-Mobile customers get Pandora Plus totally free

Music streaming has broken the constrictions of music and now T-Mobile are breaking the constrictions of paying for it. Pandora have partnered with T-Mobile to free your music as the latest part of T-Mobile’s un-carrier…

Pandora are thriving post-radio now with 6 million subscribers

It’s almost 2 years since Pandora enhanced their radio streaming with on-demand music streaming and it’s paying off with 6 million users now paying to stream with them. Pandora are one of the biggest names…

How to stand out and get heard on SoundCloud

SoundCloud is full of amazing music and artists but being noticed in that crowd can be hard. These tips will help you stand out from the rest of them. SoundCloud have released their latest tips…