Kroogi launches pay-what-you-like site for music and artists
Russian developer Miro Sarbaev has launched his Kroogi site in North America, Europe and South America. It's aimed at musicians, artists, photographers and other creative types to sell their work on a 'pay what you like'...
April 7, 2010
Absolut to debut Jay-Z documentary on Facebook
If there's a sweet spot somewhere between brands, social media and music, this project may well hit it. Drinks brand Absolut is financing a documentary about rapper Jay-Z, which will premiere on the brand's Facebook page...
March 12, 2010
Gorillaz ramp up for Plastic Beach release with website and iTunes LP
As their Plastic Beach album is released, Gorillaz have kicked off a cross-platform multimedia fandango (a technical term). It includes a revamped website, for which launch partner The Guardian has a tongue-in-cheek 'travel...
March 10, 2010
NPR and the Guardian get Gorillaz album stream a week before launch
Next week sees the release of the new album from cartoon-hop band Gorillaz, Plastic Beach.
March 3, 2010
Open ID fan logins working well for Lady Gaga
89% of users who visit Lady Gaga's website sign on with an external site's login - Facebook, Twitter or MySpace. The stat was revealed at an Open ID User Experience Summit last week, and should provide food for thought for...
March 1, 2010
Rascal Flatts to release digital album for two weeks only
Nothing needs to get deleted in the digital world, right? But that's not to say it can't be for marketing purposes. Rascal Flatts has teamed up with Lyric Street for a 14-track compilation album, 14 Love Songs For The 14th.
February 11, 2010
MySpace debuts transatlantic webcast with Hot Chip
Hot Chip are the latest band to livestream one of their gigs online, working with MySpace and tech firm Livestream to webcast a New York show last weekend.
February 9, 2010
Indie label goes free for February
US indie label Exit Stencil has decided to make almost its entire back catalogue available for free as downloads from its website, for the month of February.
February 4, 2010
Shinobi Ninja talk branded iPhone gaming
New York band Shinobi Ninja have been talking about their new marketing wheeze - an iPhone game that unlocks new content when players attend a real-world gig by the band.
February 3, 2010
Web game JamLegend passes 1m users
Remember JamLegend? It's like the web-game equivalent of Guitar Hero or Rock Band - with players tapping keys in time to falling dots to play a song. The company says it now has more than one million registered users, who...
February 2, 2010
Blink 182 guitarist hoping for big bucks from D2C album
Blink 182's Tom DeLonge is self-releasing the new album from his other band Angels & Airwaves, giving the music away for free with the intention of racking up 20 million downloads via brand partnerships.
February 2, 2010