Can a viral hit guarantee a successful music career?

Does a viral hit on TikTok like ‘Wellerman’ set a course for a sustainable music career?

Sea Shanty TikTok star lands record deal

Nathan Evans has quit his job as a postman after signing to Polydor records.

UK Radio’s Biggest Songs of 2020

Now that the finish line of 2020 is in sight, at RouteNote we’re looking back over this endless year and pulling together some of the highlights from the music world. The Weeknd’s ‘Blinded By the Light’ has taken the top spot of the biggest Number 1 songs of the year, According to the UK Big Top 40.

The Power of Music Collaboration

Image Credit: John Hult The rise of featured artists and collaborations in the music world shows no signs of slowing down. Here’s how you could benefit. Many hands make light work, and music artists are…

UK Top 40 Now Includes Streaming Music Services

Last Sunday (06/07/2014) saw the first top 40 UK singles chart to be made of both sales and streams. Announced last month by the Official Charts Company, streams will from the above date count towards…

How To Get My Music into the UK Top 40 Charts

There are a lot of distributors out there that claim they are unique because they can help you get your music in the charts. Some of the distributors even charge money to do this. Most bands don’t even realise that they can do this all themselves for FREE!

55 Years Ago Today In Music

RouteNote has decided to bring a week-by-week account of the UK Top Forty on this day 55 years ago. The only two actual solid functions of this probably being that either you could maybe win yourself…