Tag: ninja tune
A&R in the digital age: ‘Learn with your artist and be open to admitting your mistakes’
In a world of streaming, social networks and the ability for any artist to get their music up on digital platforms, how is the role of the label A&R evolving? A panel at AIM’s Indie-Con conference in London today addressed...
February 8, 2018
Coldcut on 30 years of innovation: ‘We are finally growing up’
30 years ago, Matt Black and Jon More met on the mixtape and rare-groove scenes in London and formed Coldcut as a rolling music, technology, art and politics project. They had enormous hits in 1988 with ‘Doctorin' the...
November 9, 2017
The magic words of A&R: storytelling and market knowledge
The final morning of the Midem conference included a panel on how to sign and develop artists, as digital's impact grows on both discovery and consumption. Speakers were Vidhi Gandhi (A&R at Ninja Tune), Patrik Larsson...
June 9, 2017
Bonobo track was cut down to boost its Spotify playlist chances
When is an exclusive not an exclusive? When it’s a special edit of a track designed to work across multiple Spotify playlists. ‘No Reason’ is the second single from Bonobo’s ‘Migration’ album,...
February 8, 2017
Sandbox 172: Locally Sourced Playlists
Lead: As streaming playlists have created their own centre of gravity around breaking new acts and tracks, there are mounting criticisms that this same centre of gravity benefits only acts from a handful of already-dominant...
February 1, 2017
Pandora and artist Ash Koosha join protests against Trump immigration ban
A number of US technology companies have spoken out against Donald Trump’s executive order banning citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the US. Yesterday, music-streaming service Pandora joined them,...
January 31, 2017
Bonobo track expanded audience through Spotify playlists
There’s been a lot of discussion this year about whether Spotify’s big in-house playlists present an advantage to the biggest North American artists. Here’s something that bucks that trend: a partnership between...
December 19, 2016
Ninja Jamm for iPhone (App Review)
Ninja Jamm, the new music remix app from label Ninja Tune, has been some time in the making. Label co-founder Matt Black talked about the project last October at the ADE conference in Amsterdam, targeting a December/January...
April 15, 2013
Indie subscriptions launch from Ninja Tune and Rough Trade
The quiet success of Drip.fm and its highest-profile customer Domino has been making a number of indie labels and companies think again about launching their own subscriptions. This month has seen two prominent launches:...
February 12, 2013
Matt Black talks Ninja Tune’s Ninja Jamm app at ADE 2012
Matt Black, of Coldcut and Ninja Tune fame, has been talking about the label’s plans for a music remixing app called Ninja Jamm. Announced earlier this year, it’s due out in a matter of months. “I’m...
October 19, 2012