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Sandbox Issue 200: Pod it like it’s Hot

This week’s lead feature looks at podcasting, and its relevance to labels and artists. With an estimated 484 million podcast listeners worldwide at the end of 2017, can the format help bring back some of the context to...
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Sandbox 185: Simply the worst

Lead: History tends to be written by the winners and that is why we almost exclusively hear about campaigns that worked brilliantly and left everyone involved covered in glory – where the marketing team and artist were...
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Apple Music gets exclusive livestream from Tidal co-owners Arcade Fire

We’ve written regularly in the last year about the shift in definitions of ‘exclusives’ on music-streaming services. Bar the odd exception, few albums are now exclusive to a single service, but Apple Music, Spotify...
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Sandbox 172: Locally Sourced Playlists

Lead: As streaming playlists have created their own centre of gravity around breaking new acts and tracks, there are mounting criticisms that this same centre of gravity benefits only acts from a handful of already-dominant...
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Arcade Fire talks Tidal: ‘It was a poorly managed launch’

Arcade Fire’s Win Butler and Régine Chassagne were among the co-owners unveiled at Tidal’s press relaunch. Now they’ve been talking about some of the mockery that greeted that event. “None of the artists knew anything...
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How Groupon and LivingSocial are pushing ticket sales and bundles

Remember Groupon? It’s still going and instead of bombarding your inbox with a thousand spa retreat offers you never wanted or even expressed a vague interest in, it’s increasingly working with musicians now to offer...
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Arcade Fire debut new album Reflektor on YouTube

There are lots of full albums on YouTube, most of which have been uploaded without the artist or label's permission.
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Arcade Fire take web by storm (again) with Reflektor video

Arcade Fire have an impressive history of launching innovative interactive videos with The Wilderness Downtown and Sprawl II.
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Whole Lotta Food

Not-inexpensive retailer of shiny vegetables and other organic goods Whole Foods is now selling vinyl LPs as part of the steady march of the hipsterisation of retail.
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Streaming music probably isn’t making artists release fewer albums

Strange, relating streaming music – something that's only been getting real scale since 2010 – with Arcade Fire only releasing three albums between 2004 and 2010.
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Ssense launches ‘interactive shoppable music video’

There's a lot of excitement around interactive music videos, with many of them so far - Arcade Fire and so on - produced with a focus on art rather than commerce.
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Arcade Fire’s new interactive video wants fans to dance

Remember when Arcade Fire made waves with HTML5 video The Wilderness Downtown, featuring their song We Used To Wait?