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January 28th, 2015 by Music Ally


Lead: Warner Music buying at the end of last year was a sign of the times and this year playlists will become much more central in the marketing of artists, singles and albums. While they...

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January 14th, 2015 by Music Ally


Lead: Online, or more specifically YouTube, has allowed for a whole new type of product placement in music videos, where brands can be added or subtracted from promos on the fly. Some will argue that viewers...

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December 17th, 2014 by Music Ally

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Welcome to our end of year Sandbox where we look at the best and most original digital music marketing campaigns of 2014. Rather than of through them in order here, we’d rather you just get stuck...

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December 10th, 2014 by Music Ally

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One link to serve them all: that is Linkfire’s aim – to reach all fans, no matter their music consumption preferences, in one fell swoop. The link shorteners space is not, excuse the pun, short...

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December 3rd, 2014 by Music Ally

Sandbox 122

Lead: The US and the UK might be the twin centres of gravity for the international music business, but what works there in marketing terms doesn’t necessarily translate elsewhere. With that in mind,...

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November 19th, 2014 by Music Ally

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Our lead feature this week explores the 10 Worst Ideas in Digital Marketing, as marketers, label bosses and artist managers vent their spleen on some of the campaigns and technologies that are at best...

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November 5th, 2014 by Music Ally

Sandbox 120

Lead: Who needs an artist website in an age of Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr? It turns out lots of people do because they allow you to better control the visuals of a campaign as well as the audience relationship....

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October 22nd, 2014 by Music Ally

Sandbox 119 - Physical Exorcise: The Rise of the Digital-Only Label

Lead: Digital-only labels are slowly but steadily becoming part of the landscape. By removing physical stock, they dramatically cut overheads and can move much faster, putting out more releases across...

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October 16th, 2014 by Music Ally


Following our recent Tools piece on how Google+ gif maker Google+Motion can be used for artist campaigns, here’s a fresh example of a band that actually use it. Italian rock band Subsonica has, in partnership...

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