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Vinyl records are making more money than CDs, first time since the 1980s

For the first time in 4 decades vinyl records have reclaimed their place as the most valuable physical form of music in the US. It’s been a shaky year for the music industry. After a phenomenal start, business fell rapidly after March but in spite of the impact of COVID streaming and vinyl are still growing at an impressive rate, reveals Nielsen Music/MRC Data’s Midyear Report. After 14 years of continuous growth vinyl records are back at the top of physical sales, beating CDs in the ...
Tags: Music, US, Vinyl Records, Artist / Label News, Cd Sales, Coronavirus Vinyl, Music Industry 2020, Music Sales 2020, US Music Industry, US Music Industry 2020, Vinyl Popularity, Vinyl Record Sales, Vinyl Records 2020, Vinyl Sales, Vinyl Sales 2020


How to share your Spotify profile

So your music is up on Spotify for the world to hear, now it’s time to share your lovely, custom profile for everyone to see. On Spotify, your artist profile is a very important thing. It’s the hub for all of your releases, a place where new listeners can read your biography to find out your story, see images to put a face to the tunes, and much more. For this reason you want to make it represent you as best as possible. You can customise it so that the images you select come up on your...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Sharing, Share, Profiles, Artist / Label News, Profile, Artist Profile, Customise, Spotify for Artists, Spotify Artists, Spotify for Artist


BandPay’s app ensures creators see collaborations through, just received $2 million investment

BandPay keeps both sides of a collaborators sweet by making sure its completed then sending all the agreed upon cash. A new app is helping creators trust each other when they’re both working on a project. BandPay lets its users set out their arrangement which they will then work towards and once completed, the app will pay out the agreed upon price – everyone’s happy and no-one gets mugged off. BandPay has now received $2 million in investment to launch their app on iOS and Android. Th...
Tags: Deals, Music, Investment, App, Creators, Artists, Collaboration, Musicians, Payments, Agreement, Artist / Label News, Producers, Producer, Collabs, Collab, DeCarlos Garrison


Ahrix, K-391 and Alan Walker want YOU to get involved in remixing End of Time

3 of our favourite producers teamed up to celebrate the power of bedroom producers with their latest hit and now they want you bedroom producers to get involved. The ‘End of Time’ is a celebration of how musicians can make it from home now, with the power of online listeners looking for good music. It sees Ahrix team up with Alan Walker and K-391 for a reworking of his massive song Nova. They say: “The ‘home studio’, AKA the bedroom, is where it all started out for us. It was Ahrix’s or...
Tags: Music, Remix, Time, Dj, Fun, Competition, Mixing, Djs, Nova, Digital Music News, Artist / Label News, Producers, Alan Walker, Ahrix, Remixers, Liquid State


YouTube Kids expands launching in 11 more countries

YouTube Kids app quietly updates, making it available in: Bolivia, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay and Uruguay Introduced in 2015, YouTube Kids is the go to place for children online, with extra protection over the main YouTube site. With curated child-friendly content, parental controls and no collection of personal data. YouTube is clearly trying to push all users under 13 away from the main platform and towards Y...
Tags: Music, Privacy, App, Update, Platform, Personal Data, Uruguay, Content, Kid, Child, Parental Controls, Growth, Youtube Kids, Ftc, Bosnia, Artist / Label News


Streaming made nearly 4/5ths of US recorded music revenues in 2019

Music in the US has made over $10 billion for the first time since 2007 and it’s nearly all thanks to streaming revenues. The RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) have released their year-end report for 2019 showing great things for music in the US. Amazing growth, down nearly solely to music streaming services, has put the US recorded music industry in its best position in over a decade. Revenues for 2019 were up 13% on 2018 and paid streaming subscriptions brought in a who...
Tags: Spotify, Music, US, Music Industry, Revenue, Music Streaming, Streaming, Profits, Revenues, Riaa, Deezer, Digital Music News, Artist / Label News, Recording Industry, Music Revenues, Recorded Music Industry


Def Jam CEO Paul Rosenberg just left to launch a new Universal Music label

Paul Rosenberg has stepped down at Def Jam to launch Goliath Records with Universal Music Group. Paul Rosenberg has had a storied music career involving a long stint as manager for Eminem and most recently, CEO of Def Jam records. He is now departing to start a new joint venture that builds on the management firm he is principal of; Goliath Artists, Inc.. He will remain President of Shady Records, a Universal joint venture with Eminem, to start a new UMG joint venture in Goliath Records...
Tags: Music, Eminem, Universal, Artist / Label News, Def Jam, Rosenberg, Universal Music Group, Universal Music, Goliath, Lucian, Paul Rosenberg, McNair, Def Jam Recordings, Goliath Artists Inc, Naim McNair, Goliath Artists


SEGA branch from games to investing in emerging artists and music discovery

SEGA Group are putting money into music discovery as they expand beyond their rich history in gaming. Flutin have announced an investment partnership with SEGA to expand it’s music discovery service globally. The India-based startup uses Artificial intelligence to break new and emerging artists by finding their most suited audiences and helping to promote them to those people. Flutin can create music based on moods and emotions using AI to prioritise newer artists in their curated recom...
Tags: Music, Japan, Video Games, India, US, Artificial Intelligence, Artists, Music Discovery, Ai, Sega, Artist / Label News, Flutin, Music Curation, SEGA Group, Emerging Artists, Music Recommendations


Are lyrics getting more repetitive than they used to be?

How do you answer such a wide question spanning so much content? Why, with computer learning algorithms of course! I’m sure you’ve been there. The aux cord is broken, you’re stuck in traffic and each song that plays on the radio feels like it goes on for eternity. “How long is it?”, “Do they just say the same things over and over again?”, “Who is shawty?!” Without feeling too much like an old fogey; it’s easy to feel like modern pop music has become repetitive. But has it really or has ...
Tags: Music, Pop, Analysis, Daft Punk, Algorithms, Lyrics, Repetition, Artist / Label News, Pop Music, Morris, Lyric, Colin Morris


YouTube’s new original documentary ‘Terms and Conditions’ isn’t about what you think

YouTube’s upcoming feature-length original isn’t about pages of legal documents but one of the UK’s most controversial underground music scenes. This week YouTube releases it’s latest in it’s music themed original documentaries. The feature length ‘Terms and Conditions’ follows UK Drill with an intense look at the rap scene and it’s culture. The film follows the people making the music that takes its roots from the offshoot of trap music that is imbued with natural, UK raw grit. Drill ...
Tags: Music, UK, London, Documentary, Youtube, Stabbings, US, Urban, Bbc, Chicago, Documentaries, BAFTA, Knife crime, Artist / Label News, Drill, Brian Hill


Love You Back! Rasmus Hagen with a Great Track

I heard this track for the first time today and I just loved its message. Love You Back! The post Love You Back! Rasmus Hagen with a Great Track appeared first on RouteNote Blog.
Tags: Video, Music, Youtube, Love, Airwaves, Music News, Artist / Label News, Chill, Airwaves Music, Love You Back, Rasmus Hagen


Billie Eilish releases the new Bond theme for No Time To Die

The singer and her producer brother have given us the first taste of the 25 James Bond film with the the theme song. Billie Eilish has released the theme song to No Time To Die. Eilish is the youngest to ever perform the theme song for the beloved franchise. The 25th No Time To Die goes in to cinemas this April and the Eilish’s theme matches the atmospheric groundwork laid by songwriters and musicians who’ve come before. It even ends on the famous Bond chord (EmMaj9) to complete the son...
Tags: Music, Billie, Britain, James Bond, Daniel Craig, Bond, Artist / Label News, Billie Eilish, Eilish, Finneas O'Connell, Finneas, Theme Song, No Time To Die, Bond Theme


France’s music publishing was worth $450m+ from latest reports

France’s music industry is growing each year and the latest publishing reports show how strong 2018 was. The latest figures from the French music publishing trade associations The CSDEM and CEMF show considerable growth in 2018. According to their reports two-thirds of 15,000 new French work published in 2018 were from new talents. Their Barometer of Music Publishing report analysed the country’s music publishing results between 2017-2018. They found that revenues were up 7% to €393 mil...
Tags: Publishing, Music, France, Music Industry, Industry, French, Deezer, Publishers, Artist / Label News, Qobuz, Music Publishing, Music Publishers


Plan your eco-conscious concert tours with Zero Carbon Roadie

With the environment at the forefront of concerns for many this new project is helping bands and artists plan their tours to reduce their impact. People all around the globe are talking about the environmental impact of everything we do. With many musicians and artists talking about what is happening with planet, touring has been notably highlighted as a big source of emissions in the music industry. Project Zero are launching a new carbon calculator just for touring artists to help the...
Tags: Music, Climate Change, Environment, Climate, Carbon, Live Music, Tours, On The Road, Gigs, Artist / Label News, Eco, Concerts, Touring, Project Zero, Carbon Impact, Touring Artists


Koosen, Green Bull & Fets find Spotify success with Lo-Fi Jack Johnson cover

Released by Strange Fruits & Lofi Fruits, Better Together is a super chilled Lo-Fi cover of Jack Johnson. The track has been featured on two of Spotify most followed playlists. Lo-Fi Beats (2.7 million followers) & Impulso Creativo (592k followers), amassing the track almost two million streams on Spotify alone. Most major streaming services online feature curated playlists. This push is exactly what can help independent artists find success in a streaming age. Once uploaded thr...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Streams, Hip-hop, Streaming, Stores, Cover, Artist / Label News, Playlist, Routenote, Better Together, Jack Johnson, Curated, Lo Fi, Chill, Playlisting


Google’s brand new live music platform for artists helps them track and plan concerts

Millions of people come to Google for details and tickets for live concerts and they’re using all that data to help artists and labels out with DEMAND. DEMAND is a new data analytics platform from Google’s lab team for experimental projects, Area 120. They saw the amount of data on live music that was coming through searches and website clicks and thought; There must be something we can do with this! So they did and now their new platform DEMAND is available to provide unique insights i...
Tags: Google, Music, Events, Trends, Analytics, Analysis, Manager, Live Music, Managers, Tracking, Tickets, Gigs, Pricing, Labels, Artist / Label News, Ticketing


Why RouteNote is the perfect companion for any independent musician

Getting started as a musician working on your own can be a daunting task. Here at RouteNote, we strive to offer the best services to help any musician struggling with all the technicalities music publishing can create. Distribution – RouteNote can get your music on the top stores worldwide, with an easy to use interface.Monetization – Earn revenue from your tracks and videos already on SoundCloud & YouTube.Statistics – Get a detailed view of where and on what platforms people are listening...
Tags: Music, Artist / Label News, SoundCloud YouTube Statistics Get


Billie Eilish records in her bedroom on under $3000 of equipment

The barriers to recording professional music are breaking down more each day and GRAMMY award-winning artist Billie Eilish records on less than $3K. Recording studio quality music is simple to do on a budget now, straight from home. Okay, maybe $3000 still isn’t as affordable as some of us would like but we’re talking about one of the biggest artists in the world here. It’s possible to do so much with even less for even cheaper. Billie Eilish’s brother, Finneas, who also produces a lot ...
Tags: Music, Budget, Billie, Produce, Production, Bedroom, Musicians, Recording, Artist / Label News, Yamaha, Billie Eilish, Eilish, Finneas O'Connell, Finneas, Bedroom Musicians, Bedroom Producers


Young people don’t care about the GRAMMYs, so who does?

The GRAMMYs just aren’t as popular any more, especially amongst young people after shocking figures from this years award ceremony. On Sunday the GRAMMY Awards show was watched by 18.7 million people in the US. That’s 1 million less than last year and an overall drop-off of 6% of their audience. For the GRAMMY’s, a 1.2 million overall loss of audience from the 2019 ceremony was probably, in fact, a relief for them. Since 2017’s show they have lost 7 million overall viewers, showing a tre...
Tags: Music, Awards, US, Cbs, Nielsen, Grammy Awards, Grammys, Grammy, Tyler The Creator, Audience, Artist / Label News, Tyler, Grammy's, Demographic, Unpopular


UK Government slashes business rates for grassroots music venues

The government has announced a serious cut in business rates required by 230 small and medium sized venues. The change will apply to all music venues across the UK with a rateable value below £51,000, across England and Wales. It will provide a massive boost to the music industry which has seen lots of businesses closing in recent years. The Music Venue Trust estimates each site will see an average saving of £7,500 per year, bringing £1.7m back into the live music sector. Independent ci...
Tags: Music, UK, England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Business Rates, Grassroots, Artist / Label News, Music Business, Music Venues, Brudenell Social Club, Business Costs, UK Music, Music Venue Trust, Beverley Whitrick


UK scraps the EU’s controversial ‘meme ban’ Article 13

Videos, memes, and more are safe online in the UK after they announce they will be scrapping the much scrutinised law. As Brexit approaches, the UK have decided to scrap a controversial law from the EU that put content online at risk from mass censorship. Article 13, later named Article 17, threatened content on major sites like YouTube and Facebook. The law was created to crack down on copyrighted content being used and uploaded on major platforms online. It was created as a bid to pr...
Tags: Facebook, Music, UK, Law, Eu, Conservative, European Union, Copyright, Memes, Content, European Parliament, Brexit, Artist / Label News, Annabella Coldrick, Mmf, Article 13


Zaza’s second EP sees the artist explore new sounds, saying he found himself

After a year out of the game the 21 year old producer is emerging triumphantly with his most ambitious release yet. Zaza has solidified his position in electronic music long ago. He became the most streamed hip-hop producer in his home country Georgia when he was just a teenager. At just 21 the producer more streams than the country he hails from with fans all over the globe. After a personal break from releasing music in the past year Zaza is back with a new EP of 3 tracks which he say...
Tags: Music, Summer, Georgia, Production, Dance, Artist / Label News, Electronic, New Music, Edm, Producer, Zaza, New Release, New Music Friday, Empty EP


Zaza’s second EP sees the artist explore new sounds and find himself

After a year out of the game the 21 year old producer is emerging triumphantly with his most ambitious release yet. Zaza has built up his name as a talented producer, becoming Georgia’s most streamed in hip-hop when he was still a teenager. With over 7 million views at just 21 the producer has made some serious moves. After a break from releasing music Zaza is back with a new EP of 3 tracks which he says is different from anything he has done before. They represent a rebirth of the art...
Tags: Music, Summer, Georgia, Production, Dance, Artist / Label News, Electronic, New Music, Edm, Producer, Zaza, New Release, New Music Friday, Empty EP


Tobu is back and making waves with Candyland pt. II

Last month Tobu dropped the sequel to one of his most loved songs and it has already become a hit. In 2015 Tobu dropped one of his biggest hits ever with Candyland. With many great tunes from the Latvian producer coming out since then, he has just dropped Candyland pt. II bringing an old favourite back into the limelight in a new way. Candyland pt. II has been featured on the massive Chinese music streaming service Netease. Tobu’s new track is now front page and featured in their New Re...
Tags: Feature, Music, Candyland, Dance, Single, Hit, Artist / Label News, New Music, Edm, Tobu, Outertone, NetEase, Part Two, Part Ii, Netease Tobu


Get a sneak peek at Spotify’s voice controlled mini gadget

Spotify’s ‘Car Thing’ is their first piece of hardware to come out and we finally know a bit more about the funny little device. Last year Spotify announced their very first physical device, the enticingly titled ‘Car Thing’. A select set of Premium users got to receive the gadget and test it last year to see what it can do and if it’s worthwhile. Spotify said the test was a prototype and they had no plans for mass-production. As Business Insider have noted, in September Spotify updated...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Fcc, Artist / Label News, Voice Thing


GRAMMY’s CEO says the awards show nominations are rigged

Last year’s GRAMMY’s CEO says that the award show is rigged calling out one artist in particular. The GRAMMY’s awards ceremony is under fire with a bunch of allegations at the moment – the latest being that the awards are rigged. Former president and CEO Deborah Dugan has spoken out against the recording academy. Dugan was placed on administrative leave last week after taking over from Neil Portnow last August. Whilst the board accused Dugan of misconduct she has hit back with allegatio...
Tags: Music, Awards, Reddit, Discrimination, Allegations, Grammy Awards, Grammy, Artist / Label News, Misconduct, Recording Academy, Dugan, Neil Portnow, Brandi Carlile, Deborah Dugan, Awards Ceremony, Portnow


Billie Eilish to sing the new James Bond theme

Billie Eilish has been revealed as the artist behind the upcoming James Bond theme, making her the youngest Bond singer ever. The young pop-start has been named as the singer behind the 25th James Bond film’s theme song. The 18 year old will be the youngest person to have the now notorious position of providing the theme song to ‘No Time To Die’, out on April 2nd (April 10th in the US). Eilish said: “It feels crazy to be a part of this in every way. To be able to score the theme song to...
Tags: Music, Billie, James Bond, Daniel Craig, Barbara Broccoli, Bond, 007, Artist / Label News, Theme, Billie Eilish, Cary Joji Fukunaga, Eilish, Michael G Wilson, Finneas O'Connell, Finneas, Theme Song


Billie Eilish to sing the new James Bond theme song

Billie Eilish has been revealed as the artist behind the upcoming James Bond theme, making her the youngest Bond singer ever. The young pop-start has been named as the singer behind the 25th James Bond film’s theme song. The 18 year old will be the youngest person to have the now notorious position of providing the theme song to ‘No Time To Die’, out on April 2nd (April 10th in the US). Eilish said: “It feels crazy to be a part of this in every way. To be able to score the theme song to...
Tags: Music, Billie, James Bond, Daniel Craig, Barbara Broccoli, Bond, 007, Artist / Label News, Theme, Billie Eilish, Cary Joji Fukunaga, Eilish, Michael G Wilson, Finneas O'Connell, Finneas, Theme Song


Independent artists snapshot 2020 – fastest growing part of the music industry

At this year’s Eurosonic, Mark Mulligan spoke on the music industry and especially independent artists’ position in it. MIDiA Research have kindly provided a snapshot of how independent music looks in 2020.  The post Independent artists snapshot 2020 – fastest growing part of the music industry appeared first on RouteNote Blog.
Tags: Music, Music Industry, Artists, Indie, Music Streaming, Musicians, Earnings, Streaming, Labels, Artist / Label News, Independent Music, Independent Artists, Music Streams


Best Lofi / Chill Study Beats [2020] – via RouteNote Sessions

RouteNote Sessions has long been focused on live productions in our studio in RouteNote HQ. However, it is slowly expanding out and here is the first mix session containing some amazing lofi. Lofi is just amazing to put on in the background while relaxing and studying. Just drop on this mix and 12 minutes will very quickly disappear. The post Best Lofi / Chill Study Beats [2020] – via RouteNote Sessions appeared first on RouteNote Blog.
Tags: Video, Music, Youtube, Music News, Artist / Label News, Mix, Mixes, Routenote, Lo Fi, Chill, Chillout, Lofi, Routenote Sessions, Chillout Music, Chill Music, Lofi Music