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Spotify tests new feature using video loops as song artwork

Spotify is testing a new feature that replaces static artwork for songs on its service with GIF-like looping videos uploaded by their artists or labels. In place of the full-screen artwork (accessed by tapping the now-playing...
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Domino turns Franz Ferdinand Spotify pre-save into a fan club

The ability for fans to ‘pre-save’ an album on Spotify has become an increasingly-common marketing tactic since Kobalt pioneered the idea last year with Laura Marling. Now independent label Domino Records is trying...
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Ducktails albums pulled from several streaming services

Several albums by Ducktails – the project for American independent musician Matt Mondanile, formerly of Real Estate – have been pulled from streaming services. Pitchfork claimed that distributor The Orchard was responsible...
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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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Domino taps Spotify API for Joe Goddard Electric Lines website

Hot Chip man Joe Goddard is preparing for the release of his latest solo album ‘Electric Lines’ this Friday, with a new website built with label Domino Recording Co that taps into Spotify’s API. The site is an extension...
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Metadata management startup Beatroot raises £125k

UK-based music metadata startup Beatroot is preparing to launch out of beta, after raising £125k of funding from Creative England. The company’s platform soft-launched in late 2014, aimed at labels, publishers and production...
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Domino: John Dyer talks YouTube, Universal Music, disruption and more

The failure of Universal to make its business more profitable (even with the acquisition of EMI); how cutting down the links in the supply chain is the best way to make labels more cost effective; why YouTube is proving to...
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Animal Collective get their own painting app

Domino Records have hit on a fun idea to promote the upcoming Animal Collecting album ‘Painting With’ – a digital painting app for iOS. Also called ‘Painting With’, it’s a free download billed as “a collaborative...
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Panda Bear rolls out round-the-world radio premieres

Who said traditional radio stations couldn’t be part of a new-fangled digital marketing campaign? Not us, and not Panda Bear or label Domino either. His new album ‘Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper’ is being unveiled...
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Sandbox issue sixty three: Drip it like it’s hot

We take a look at Domino Drip, the subscription service which the UK indie label has partnered with Drip.fm to launch, and how this sort of direct-to-consumer subscription model may refocus the role of indies as trusted curators...
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Hot Chip take over Domino Spotify app

Hot Chip started a week-long takeover of the Domino Spotify app yesterday (Tuesday) to promote their new album, In Our Heads.
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Sandbox issue forty-five: Taking a measurement on analytics

- Taking a measurement on analytics - Campaigns: Blubrain, Will.I.Am, Zynga, Bitter Ruin - Campaign Focus: Professor Green - Tools: YouTube's Playbook for video success - Feature: RockStar Motel