How to get an iTunes Instant Gratification track on your upcoming release

Once you’ve uploaded your music with RouteNote you can give fans access to a track in advance of the release with Instant Gratification. When you have an upcoming release and you make it available to…

How much money can you make selling beats online

The last ten years has seen a huge shift in the way people consumer music. This has led to a change in how everyone in the industry generates revenue. Is it possible for an unsigned…

Artist credits – How to credit the other people in your music

It’s not always just you or your band on a record. When there are extra people involved you need to credit them and this guide will show you the ‘Who’ and the ‘How’. Collaboration is…

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…

Digital Music Store Focus – Recordstore.co.uk

London based company Digital Stores Limited has been building online shops for various high profile clients for the best part of a decade (they were incorporated in ’97), and have put up their own record…

Digital Music Store Focus – Napster 2.0 <

Napster originated as a peer-to-peer music service in 1999, one of the first that gained widespread popularity. Unlike modern bit-torrent services it provided a connection between users through a central server, and this direct involvement…

Digital Music Store Focus – iTunes

No prizes for recognizing that logo, this is the biggest music store on the web. The store isn’t available using a normal web browser, only by installing Apple’s proprietory iTunes software, relentlessly updated to include…

Digital Music Store Focus – Insound

Insound is a minor player with a lot of heart involved in its operation. They essentially act as a blog and record label, picking up and supporting new acts that are to their taste, promoting…

Digital Music Store Focus – iMesh

iMesh is a peer-to-peer platform that has survived the legal harrow of the recording industry. The RIAA brought a copyright infringement case against them, which they settled out of court, and after which they changed…

The Self-Indulgent Friday Playlist – Girls, Boys, Alcohol and Dancing

This is inexcusable, I know. But here is a poorly conceived, badly executed playlist for all of my Spotify loving comrades. However, in preparation for your weekend I have prepared you slightly more than an…