Tag: a&r

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Twitter: ‘We’re developing a data set specific to music’

The announcement last week that Lyor Cohen’s new company 300 is working with Twitter on a set of A&R tools to spot breaking artists on the social network was a surprise, but an interesting one
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Interview: Rafe Offer, co-founder, Sofar

With SoundCloud, BandPage and more focusing on helping promote new acts, can a meshing of online and “real world” gigs give Sofar an advantage?
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Labels investing $4.5bn a year in A&R and marketing says IFPI

IFPI has published its latest Investing in Music report claiming labels invested $4.5b in A&R and marketing in 2011.
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Rolling Stones go gorilla-marketing with augmented reality app

The Stones, ABKCO Music and Universal Music have become the latest music biz partners for AR startup Aurasma, to promote the band's latest compilation 'GRRR!'.
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225k musicians sign up for Hello Music’s daily deals service

The company has since pivoted though: it's now more of a Groupon for musicians, offering daily deals for instruments and gear, accessories and artist development services.
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225k musicians sign up for Hello Music’s daily deals service

We first encountered Hello Music as a startup touting an 'online A&R' service that would screen musicians for talent, then offer them 'opportunities' to distribute their music online.
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The Wanted get augmented reality tour programme

British boy band The Wanted have leapt onto the mobile augmented reality bandwagon, courtesy of a partnership between their management and AR startup Blippar.
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Exit the A&R Man, Stage Left

UK music mag Mojo has posted a provocative piece bemoaning the decline of labels, for one specific reason: "The removal of the A&R man as a filter between artist and consumer, someone to ask the question 'Where the f**k's...