RouteNote 2.1 is Live: New Design, Wimp, Sony Unlimited, YouTube Music Multi-Channel Network, Territory Options and More.

RouteNote 2.1 is live! As you may have noticed this morning RouteNote has been given a facelift and a big upgrade in terms of service options for artists. Here is a quick run through of…

List of Artists Who Have Been Dropped by Syco Music: Simon Cowells Record Label

Here is a quick List of Artists Who Have Been Dropped by Syco Music: Simon Cowells Record Label: Gareth Gates (2002–06) Steve Brookstein (2004–05) Bianca Ryan (2006–08) George Sampson (2008) Angelis (2006–07) Leon Jackson (2007–09) Same Difference (2007–09) Rhydian (2007–10) Paul Potts (2007–10) Escala (2008–10)…

Major Label Up for Sale – Sony or Universal Looking for a Buyer

Reports have surfaced that Universal or Sony are looking for a buyer. At the moment it hasnt been confirmed which major label is on the chopping block, but sources are saying that its 100% not…

20 Companies Interested in Acquiring Warner Music Group

As we mentioned previously on the RouteNote Blog, Warner Music is up for sale. It is now being reported by the NY Post that over 20 parties have expressed an interest in acquiring Warner Music Group.

Sony Music Launching a Series of Albums to Celebrate London Fashion Week

Sony Music has teamed up with the British Fashion Council for London Fashion Week. Sony and British Fashion will be launching a series of albums to celebrate the event.

American Idol Leaves Sony Partnership and Jumps into Bed with Universal

There are a lot of big changes within American Idol at the moment. Ryan Seacrest still has a job, Simon Cowell has left and today they announced that they have signed a deal with Universal Music Group as the label for the show’s performers starting next season.

OK Go Sign Distribution Deal with Sony Owned RED Distribution

Here at RouteNote we have been keeping a close eye on the situation with OK Go and EMI. Now that OK Go have been able to get out of their EMI contract they are in…

Sony Sign Lin Yu-Chun: Internet Sensation

Sony Music has just signed Taiwanese singer Lin Yu-chun. Lin was a part time shop worker who shot to fame via his rendition of the song “I Will Always Love You” — the Dolly Parton…