Bob Dylan sells complete songwriting catalogue for huge sum

Image Credit: Brett Jordan  In what could be the biggest music publishing deal ever, legendary musician Bob Dylan has sold the rights to all his songs to Universal Music. Apparently worth over $300 million, the sale…

Upload your music to stores and streaming sites for free

Many sites offer distribution for your music to some of the top stores and streaming services, but RouteNote go the extra mile to provide excellent distribution, social monetization and unique promo tools, at an unbeatable…

How to distribute compilation albums

RouteNote is the ideal solution for unsigned artists to get their music on stores quickly, easily and for free. RouteNote can also be the best choice for labels and compilation curators too. If you’re managing…

Sampling culture: How has it evolved and how much of modern music uses samples?

Sampling has developed as an art-form in itself and laces genres and artists through evolving patchworks of music; but when the paintbrush is sodden in legal and ethical questions how does it prevail and where…

YouTube Content ID – Explained for Musicians and Record Labels (Video)

YouTube Content ID is a complex system that finds audio and video used in all user generated content uploaded to YouTube. This video explains how the YouTube Content ID system works and how artists and…

What is YouTube Content ID and How Does It Work? (Video)

What is YouTube Content ID and how does it work? This is the RouteNote overview of the YouTube Content ID system and how it works. We run through the basics of how the system works,…

Music Copyrights: What different music licenses mean

Music licenses can be a complex matter and there are a lot of different types available that are worth understanding to ensure your music is protected correctly and that all artists earn their royalties fairly….

How to copyright your music

Copyright provides protection of ownership over your music and ensures if it’s stolen that you have the rights to defend your property. It’s important to understand copyright and how you can protect yours. Copyright gives…

Facebook just signed a deal with ICE, licensing millions of tracks

As Facebook move into music legitimacy they are signing deals across the board to protect copyrights, now adding ICE to their friends. Following the past year’s controversy over music copyrights on Facebook the social media…

You can buy a songwriting credit on Prince’s first hit single

Ever wanted to be able to say that you have a credit on one of the world’s biggest, baddest and best musicians’ songs? It’ll come at a price. You can buy almost anything you can…