July 26th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Pepsi isn’t an official World Cup sponsor (hello, Coca-Cola) so it can’t mention the tournament by name in its marketing this summer. However, just like Coke, the company is putting music at the heart...

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July 25th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Jay-Z and Beyoncé will soon be setting out on their On The Run stadium tour, but first there’s an official trailer on YouTube. And it’s fair to say this sets a new standard in production values for...

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July 25th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Occasional rapper and full-time buffoon Coolio’s latest wheeze is a partnership with adult entertainment website PornHub, which is providing distribution for his latest song ‘Take It to the Hub’...

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July 25th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Blur and Gorillaz star Damon Albarn’s first solo album, Everyday Robots, has been given a warm critical reception this year. Now it’s got a nifty web-app to help fans explore the album and related...

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July 24th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Back in 2012, EMI launched a Spotify app for veteran jazz label Blue Note Records (Bulletin, 13-Sep-12) before teaming up with music startup Groovebug for a subscription-based iPad app mining its back...

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July 24th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Remember Vulfpeck? The band that released a silent album on Spotify earlier this year in order to fund a tour, before being gently encouraged to take it down by the streaming service? Well, they’ve been...

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July 22nd, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Have you seen the last week’s worth of parody videos from Weird Al Yankovic? They’ve been creating plenty of buzz online, from his Pharrell-spoofing ‘Tacky’ to the Robin-Thicke-reimagined-for-grammar-advice...

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July 21st, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Well, this isn’t really digital marketing, in the sense that Aphex Twin merely gave this project his blessing rather than ran it. But it’s an interesting example of crowdfunding in action....

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July 21st, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Last night we held our ‘I Can See Clearly Now: Transparency in the Digital Age’ debate in London. Among the speakers were manager Brian Message, who made a call for managers and artists to...

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