Brit Awards: Stormzy and Dua Lipa triumph as host shades Spotify
Apple Music and YouTube may have been the key digital and sponsorship partners for last night’s Brit Awards, but it was Spotify that got an (admittedly-unwanted) shout-out from the event’s host, comedian Jack Whitehall. Speaking...
February 22, 2018
Sandbox Issue 188: Wham, Bam, Instagram
Lead: Speak to any artist and ask them what social platform they prefer most and chances are they’ll say Instagram. Away from the trolling on Twitter and the sinkhole of posts on Facebook, Instagram offers a calmer place...
September 29, 2017
YouTube backs new film for grime star Stormzy
Well, it may be overselling 'Gang Signs & Prayer' a bit to call it a film, given that its length is just over 15 minutes. But the short-form project is interesting in its provenance. With a mixture of 'dramatic narrative'...
September 27, 2017
Stormzy gets his UK number one while breaking Spotify records
Friday was a good day for British grime star Stormzy – if not quite as good a day for the successful preservation of UK chart embargoes. After a week of intense fan interest in whether Stormzy’s album ‘Gang Signs...
March 6, 2017