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Big Shaq gets an augmented-reality Facebook Camera effect

In our recent report on augmented reality technology, we suggested that rather than launching standalone AR apps for artists, labels would do better exploring some of the AR features in the big social apps. Now Island...
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Behind the Campaign: Jack Garratt

Jack Garratt released his debut album, Phase, in February but had already been named as the winner of both the Brits Critics’ Choice award and the BBC Sound Of 2016 poll. Guillermo Ramos, senior marketing manager, Island...
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Shawn Mendes tipped to top the US album chart

Remember the days (i.e. 2014) when record labels signing Vine stars was news? Then the days (i.e. still 2014) when those Vine stars topping the iTunes charts was news? In 2015, the news is about them topping the real album...
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It took Vine star Shawn Mendes 37 minutes to top the iTunes chart

We’ve written regularly recently about the trend of musicians finding big audiences within Twitter’s Vine app, then translating that popularity to music sales on Apple’s iTunes store. The latest is Shawn Mendes, who...
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Shawn Mendes and Troye Sivan: the next generation of web-grown pop stars

The fact that there are musicians emerging on platforms like YouTube and Vine isn’t news at all: it’s been happening for a long time. It’s interesting to see what happens when those stars sign to labels though. Canadian...
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Vine star Shawn Mendes bags a deal with Island Records

It’s no longer news to say ‘Hey! There’s a new breed of musicians on Vine!‘ – labels have been talent-spotting on Twitter’s shortform video network for some time now. The latest Vine star to...
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Island Records teams up with Indiegogo for Fan Republic crowdfunding site

Island Records has launched its own crowdfunding portal, but in this case, it’s less about the label’s own artists raising money from fans,
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Music Ally Sandbox 100 – Welcome to 2014

Lead: To kick off our first issue of 2014, we speak to a wide range of people in digital music and music marketing about the things they are most excited about this year and also the one trend that they'd love to consign...
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Keane get a new Facebook app from Island Records

British band Keane are releasing a best-of album next week, and are getting a fun new Facebook app from label Island Records to promote it.
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Sandbox Issue Seventy: Massive Attack

Website hacks are becoming increasingly common and not just for those tied up in controversial issues. What can be done to prevent such hacks? And what is the best course of action if you’ve been hacked?
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HP and LoveLive to livestream Florence + the Machine gig

The latest artist to get the livestreaming concert treatment is Island Records' Florence + the Machine, with an upcoming charity gig for the Teenage Cancer Trust.
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Sandbox issue fifty: The most innovative campaigns of 2011

We asked some leading UK record labels and music companies what they thought was their most successful or innovative digital campaign of 2011 and their responses make up this issue.