October 25th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

This week’s Sandbox digital music marketing report should be lurking in your inbox from last night. Our lead feature this week looks at digital-only labels, which are dramatically cutting overheads...

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October 22nd, 2014 by Music Ally

Sandbox 119 - Physical Exorcise: The Rise of the Digital-Only Label

Lead: Digital-only labels are slowly but steadily becoming part of the landscape. By removing physical stock, they dramatically cut overheads and can move much faster, putting out more releases across...

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October 16th, 2014 by Music Ally


Following our recent Tools piece on how Google+ gif maker Google+Motion can be used for artist campaigns, here’s a fresh example of a band that actually use it. Italian rock band Subsonica has, in partnership...

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October 8th, 2014 by Music Ally

Sandbox 118

Lead: Everyone loves free stuff, don't they? Not always, as U2 and Apple found out when pushing the Songs Of Innocence album into 500m iTunes accounts last month quickly went from PR coup to PR disaster....

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September 25th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Our Sandbox digital music marketing report was published last night, and should be in your inbox now. This week’s lead feature looks at music videos, speaking to the people who commission and create...

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September 24th, 2014 by Music Ally

Sandbox 117 cover

Lead: Videos used to the the bit that swallowed up most of the marketing budget but today they can be shot relatively quickly and cheaply. We speak to those who commission and create videos to hear what...

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September 10th, 2014 by Music Ally

Sandbox 116 cover

Lead: SoundCloud is (finally) moving towards moentising its platform and Mixcloud is adding new premium subscription tiers. Both have prided themselves on the part they play in giving underground and cutting-edge...

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August 30th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Our latest Sandbox digital music marketing report should have landed in your inbox last night. Here’s what it has inside: an exploration of successful non-music YouTube channels to see what artists...

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August 6th, 2014 by Claire Mas

Rights infringements have been a bugbear of the music industry for a long time. The launch of License ID by Audiosocket could be an interesting new tool to ease the process of licensing tracks while tracking...

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