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U2 still the top-earning musicians in Forbes Celebrity chart

Forbes has published its annual ‘Celebrity 100’ list of the highest-paid entertainers in the world, with many headlines (and inevitable internet arguments) focusing on its claim that Kylie Jenner is set to be “the...
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Sandbox 186: Video killed the video star

Lead: So long to big-budget videos? Taylor Swift’s new vid may be breaking YouTube records, but many major artists are starting to question the value of traditional music videos. Our lead feature looks at some of the...
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Coldplay gig to be streamed live for Samsung Gear VR headsets

The latest marketing partnership around virtual reality focuses on Coldplay, whose 17 August gig in Chicago will be streamed live to headsets. Specifically, to Samsung Gear VR headsets, through a partnership between the manufacturer...
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Sandbox Issue 182: Loose Lips Sync Hits

Lead: Musical.ly wasn’t the first lip syncing app, but it is comfortably the biggest. It now claims to have 200m users and offers a direct route to a young audience that sits outside of both traditional media and the...
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Coldplay get a companion app for Hypnotised – co-created by Brian Eno

It’s unusual in 2017 to see a new app from a major artist pop up in our RSS feed of new iOS music apps. The title ‘Coldplay: Hypnotised’ made us prick up our ears this morning though. It’s a genuine release for...
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VR music app Vrtify is now available to try

We wrote about musical-VR startup Vrtify in our virtual reality primer last year, but now its app has been made available for iOS and Android for anyone to try. The app, which is also coming out for Oculus Rift, HTC Vive...
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Six of the top 20 UK entertainment products are albums

The Entertainment Retailers Association (ERA) has published its chart of the top entertainment products in the UK in the first half of 2016 – a chart that includes albums, TV/films and games.
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Ed Sheeran, Abba and Coldplay sign latest YouTube letter

Google is under more pressure over the safe harbour protection that YouTube enjoys, with a letter signed by more than 1,000 artists sent to European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker. Ed Sheeran, Abba, Coldplay and...
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Report claims Spotify will allow some premium windowing

Spotify’s policy on restricting albums to its premium users only has been clear in recent years: it won’t allow it. The no-windowing policy was at the heart of the streaming service’s dispute with Taylor Swift; and...
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Sandbox 146 – Waxing Lyrical

Lead: outside of sheet music, lyrics were once often dismissed as being of peripheral interest. Now they are being put front and centre of marketing campaigns. We look at the acts who have been embracing this most and assessing...
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Coldplay teased their new album with Instagram clips

Imagine if you had a time machine and could zoom back to 2000, when Coldplay released their debut album, and tell the band that 15 years later, their Instagram teasers for a new LP would be liveblogged by a national newspaper. Admittedly,...
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Jack White and Coldplay get into virtual reality

Jack White and virtual reality technology? Does not compute. Even so, White is one of the latest artists to be taking advantage of VR technology, following in Paul McCartney’s footsteps by working with startup Jaunt. It...