Tag: 2018

Read More

BuzzAngle reveals double-digit growth in US music consumption

Research firm BuzzAngle has published its 2018 Year-End Report for music consumption in the US – an interesting comparison to the UK figures we published yesterday. The picture is one of strong growth: consumption (as in...
Read More

Report 419: The 40 Trends of 2018

“May you live in interesting times,” runs the old Chinese curse. The music industry has certainly done that, through the last two decades of digital disruption. Typical to form, 2018 was very interesting indeed. For our...
Read More

Maroon 5 top Vevo’s video and artist charts for 2018

Drake didn’t quite get a clean sweep of the streaming services’ end-of-2018 charts: Justin Timberlake was Amazon Music’s top artist, for example, while SoundCloud’s rankings were headed by Juice WRLD. Now Vevo has...
Read More

Sandbox Issue 218: 2018’s Best Music Marketing Campaigns

Welcome to our bumper Sandbox End of Year Campaign Special. One of the biggest – but undoubtedly one of the best – jobs for Sandbox every year is to go through the staggering number of entries for our end-of-year overview...
Read More

Streaming services reveal their top music of 2018

Trees are appearing in lounges; Mariah Carey is creeping up the charts; and the big music-streaming services are revealing their top artists and tracks of the year. It must be nearly Christmas… Yesterday saw Spotify,...
Read More

Sandbox Issue 213: Single-Minded. What Actually is a Single in 2018?

Lead: what exactly is a single in 2018? When any song can technically take on a life of its own now, there is a dizzying diversification in what could count as a single. We work through the main 14 (14!) types of “single”...
Read More

Report 415: Starting Pistols

It is a rich and exciting time for tech startups in music – with new services arriving regularly and promising to do all manner of thrilling new things. While only a handful of them will ever “make” it, it’s still...