Urban Development talks grime, education and industry diversity
The UK grime scene is far from an overnight success, having originally emerged early this century. It’s a similar story for Urban Development, the British company that’s nurturing some of its potential future stars. The...
June 14, 2017
Silent song for refugees tops Austrian iTunes charts
John Cage’s 4’33” and Vulfpeck’s ‘Sleepify’ have a new rival for guaranteed floor-filler status at weddings. ‘Schweigeminute (Traiskirchen)’ is a track consisting of a minute of silence, released by Austrian...
August 27, 2015
Shakira holds Facebook baby shower for charity
Shakira was the first artist to reach 100m Likes on Facebook. Now she’s using her clout on the social network to raise money for charity UNICEF with an online “baby shower” ahead of the birth of her second child.
January 30, 2015
GoldieBlox will pay $1m to charity of Beastie Boys’ choice after legal row
Last year, children’s toy company GoldieBlox ended up in a high-profile spat with the surviving Beastie Boys, after using their ‘Girls’ track in an online ad without permission. One heated argument about...
July 10, 2014
‘YouTube Boy Band’ team up for Sport Relief charity single
'YouTube Boy Band' team up for Sport Relief charity single
March 24, 2014
Guilty Pledgers app raises money for charity on Spotify
The concept of ‘guilty pleasures’ has been around for a while now: the songs people love, but are a little bit ashamed of
March 4, 2014
WeGotTickets launches Christmas appeal with ActionAid
UK ticketing site WeGotTickets has launched a Christmas charity appeal, working with anti-poverty charity ActionAid to help fund Kenyan community radio station Muziq Speak.
December 1, 2011
Lady Gaga launches two Facebook contests for Robin Hood Foundation
A new partnership between Lady Gaga and charity the Robin Hood Foundation is aiming to drive a chunk of her 32 million fans to Like the New York poor and homelessness organisation...
April 27, 2011
Fairsharemusic launches charitable download site
The UK has another new digital music store: Fairsharemusic. The name hints at its USP: at least 50% of its net profits will go to named charities, including Amnesty, British Heart Foundation, Oxfam, Teenage Cancer Trust and...
June 22, 2010
Hope For Haiti Now download set to top US charts
The US looks set to get a digital-only chart-topper this week, in the form of charity single Hope For Haiti Now. It's on track to sell around 175,000 units, despite only being available in digital stores for three days in...
January 28, 2010