Downtown Music buys digital marketing firm Found·ee
Downtown Music Holdings likes buying interesting music/tech firms like Hipgnosis Songs Fund likes buying catalogues. The latest to join Downtown’s family is marketing platform Found·ee. The deal, for an undisclosed...
January 29, 2021
TikTok’s new creator portal has tips for TikTokers old and new
There’s a long history of video and social media platforms building detailed ‘playbooks’ – resources teaching the people using their services how to build audiences and make good stuff. TikTok is no different:...
January 25, 2021
Deutsche Grammophon launches remix app for Christian Löffler
Electronic artist Christian Löffler is releasing his new album ‘Parallels’ in February, and ahead of the launch label Deutsche Grammophon has created a web app for people to remix some of its music. Specifically...
January 22, 2021
Amazon Music commissions ‘Variety Hour Special’ for Arlo Parks
Amazon Music’s latest artist partnership takes its cues from TV in the 1960s and 1970s, when ‘variety hour special’ shows would be fronted by an artist, with other acts taking part. Next Friday (29 January)...
January 22, 2021
Bicep turn their ‘Isles’ artwork into an Instagram filter
The latest artist to turn their artwork into a whizzy Instagram filter is Bicep. Signed to Ninja Tune, their new album ‘Isles’ comes out on 22 January, with the filter launching ahead of it – tap on this link...
January 14, 2021
King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard launch fan-bootlegs initiative
There has been a spate of stories about ‘fake albums’ – unreleased tracks, demos and the like collected by bootleggers and uploaded to streaming services without the permission of the artists. But here’s...
January 12, 2021
Violinist Rachel Barton Pine starts 24-part livestream series
Last year, classical violinist Rachel Barton Pine ran a series of free ‘Family Fridays with RBP‘ livestreams, and they have obviously given her a taste for the format. Now she’s launching a series of 24...
January 8, 2021
David Bowie gets official TikTok profile and hashtag challenge
There’s a surge of activity around David Bowie this week, marking the fifth anniversary of his death, as well as what would have been his 74th birthday. Among that activity is an official TikTok channel, launched in...
January 8, 2021
Facebook redesigns pages with focus on followers over likes
How many likes does your top artist’s or company’s Facebook page have? Who cares?! At least, that’s one of the messages coming from Facebook’s latest redesign of how its pages look and work. “We...
January 7, 2021
Yousician adds music from Disney and Pixar’s new movie Soul
There’s been some positive buzz around Disney and Pixar’s latest film Soul in recent weeks, and now fans have a way to learn to play some of its songs. Disney is working with music education firm Yousician to...
January 5, 2021
Yungblud held a TikTok sleepover for ‘Insomniac’ fans
Yungblud is the latest artist livestreaming for his fans on TikTok, with an event last night that saw him performing tracks from his latest album as well as holding a Q&A. Sensibly, his team also enlisted some popular...
December 10, 2020