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Sandbox Issue 209: Storylines, Music’s next chapter with Instagram Stories

Lead: There are 400m people using Instagram Stories every day and musicians are among the heaviest lifters here. Until recently, however, it was a curiously music-free set up; but new licensing deals with parent company...
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David Bowie museum retrospective gets AR and VR version

More than two million people visited the ‘David Bowie is’ exhibition as it visited 12 cities around the world. Now the retrospective will live on in virtual form, via an augmented and virtual reality version due to...
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Posthumous popularity drives David Bowie to 1bn Spotify streams

David Bowie has reached a milestone of sorts on Spotify: more than 1bn streams on the platform. Billboard reported the milestone, noting that ‘Heroes’ is the late star’s most popular track on the streaming service....
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Apple iMessage gets an official David Bowie stickers pack

We’ve seen a few official artist sticker packs for Apple’s newly-opened-up iMessage app on iOS. Now Warner Music Group has launched the most high-profile example yet: David Bowie. Available as a free download, the...
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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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David Bowie Blackstar turned into Instagram mini-series

David Bowie’s final album ★ (or ‘Blackstar’) is being reinterpreted as a 16-episode series for Instagram. The company responsible is InstaMiniSeries, which makes episodic programmes for Instagram, and was given...
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David Bowie :: digital marketing case study

[Five Years 1969 – 1973] is the first in a series of David Bowie boxsets covering different eras of Bowie’s career. The release is high value multi-disc (12CD / 14LP) set featuring 6 original studio albums, 2 live albums...
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David Bowie beats Adele’s Vevo daily views record

Fans flocked to watch David Bowie’s music videos on the day that his death was announced, according to Vevo. In fact, so many did that Bowie managed to break Adele’s record for the most single-day views on Vevo by...
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David Bowie gets posthumous chart boost in the UK

Well, and in many other countries too, but the earliest market where the late musician’s chart boost is being quantified is the UK. Bowie’s latest album ‘Blackstar’ more than doubled its sales overnight on Monday,...
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Remembering David Bowie’s digital invention

The news of David Bowie’s death was confirmed just after we sent the bulletin out yesterday morning, with plenty of tributes to the late musician over the course of the day. They weren’t just about Bowie’s impact...
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Astronaut Chris Hadfield’s ‘Space Oddity’ cover is back on YouTube

Astronaut Chris Hadfield had a big viral hit with his floating-in-actual-space YouTube cover of David Bowie’s ‘Space Oddity’ in 2013, but the video was taken down in May 2014 after a year-long publishing licence for...
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Astronaut Chris Hadfield’s ‘Space Oddity’ cover goes dark on YouTube

Remember Chris Hadfield? He was the NASA astronaut who recorded a cover of David Bowie’s ‘Space Oddity’ from the International Space Station a year ago, and promptly went viral on YouTube. Try to watch the...