Palo Santo Messenger bot kicks off Years & Years album campaign
What is Palo Santo? It’s a fictional city where androids and humans live side-by-side, of course. But don’t worry if you didn’t know that: this is only just being revealed, bit-by-bit, to fans of British band Years...
March 6, 2018
Messaging, bots and AI’s music evolution in 2017 (#midem)
Hundreds of thousands of music fans are already interacting with their favourite artists through bots on messaging apps like Facebook Messenger. So how might this trend develop in 2017 and beyond? A panel at Midem today...
June 8, 2017
BPI to hold artificial intelligence and music event
The BPI has announced the details of its next BPI Insight Sessions event, which will focus on artificial intelligence (AI) technology and its likely impact on the music industry. Chaired by Music Ally CEO Paul Brindley, the...
November 9, 2016
Ellie Goulding: ‘On My Mind’ single withheld from YouTube and SoundCloud
It's a big day for fans of Ellie Goulding: pre-orders for her new album have gone live, and her latest single 'On My Mind' is making its debut on radio, streaming services and download stores. There are two prominent places...
September 17, 2015
Sandbox 138 – Hook Up: Dating apps and music
Lead: Music is no longer acting coyly around dating apps and has fully charged into that world as a marketing channel. We look at who the most adventurous have been here and also explain where these relationships can turn...
July 29, 2015
Take That sign month-long exclusive with Google Play
2015 is going to be the year of exclusivity in the streaming market, with big artists playing streaming services off against one another for first dibs on their new albums. Take That are getting in early though: their new...
November 30, 2014
New hires for LoveLive and Believe Digital
New hires for LoveLive and Believe Digital.
October 26, 2012
Polydor’s Lawson are the latest Vevo UK Lift artist
Vevo UK has chosen the latest artist to receive its eight-week Lift promotion: it's Lawson, a "guitar pop" band signed to Global Talent/Polydor.
September 25, 2012
Polydor and Inensu team up for Mindless Behavior SuperFan app
We've written about Inensu's SuperFan platform before: it helps bands build connections with fans (and fans with one another) on Facebook.
March 1, 2012
Polydor using Layar for Rolling Stones promotion
We were playing with augmented reality app Layar this morning, and spotted a Rolling Stones layer launched by Polydor Records. A bit of online digging turned up more info from the developer, Augment Reality. The campaign...
June 30, 2010
Polydor breaks new digital ground with Eminem’s Relapse
Who says major labels don't get the internet? Eminem's sixth studio album will come with three digital applications including a "browser skin, blog spider and augmented digital art competition.
May 11, 2009
Britannia High album gets innovative digital promotion
Polydor subsidiary Fascination Records released the official Britannia High soundtrack album today in the UK. For those of you who aren't Brits (and for those of you who are but are mercifully unaware), the show is Blighty's...
November 17, 2008