Sandbox Issue 265: Distributors’ New Playlist Game-Plan
Lead: Distributors’ New Playlist Game-Plan: Distributors, keen to place songs onto powerful playlists, are becoming much more proactive in their approach – whether that means building standalone playlist brands with...
November 25, 2020
AC/DC sold 48k albums and 696k songs in US for first digital week
Nielsen SoundScan reports that the band sold 48k album downloads and 696k song downloads in the US last week, with Back In Black shifting 15k album units alone, some distance ahead of Highway to Hell (just under 5k) and Live...
November 30, 2012
AC/DC making strong UK chart showing following iTunes deal
Rock band AC/DC are making their presence felt in the UK's singles chart, after their back catalogue went live on Apple's iTunes Store earlier this week.
November 22, 2012
AC/DC end their iTunes holdout
Just weeks after Kid Rock finally made his iTunes debut, Apple has won over another high-profile holdout from its music downloads store: AC/DC. The news is hard to miss: a prominent banner on the iTunes homepage advertising...
November 19, 2012
BlueBeat music service selling Beatles, AC/DC downloads
Okay, this one has us baffled. BlueBeat is a music streaming site offering high-quality streams of full albums, as well as downloads for $0.25 a track. Its Facebook page promises to "stop the insanity of overpriced online...
October 30, 2009
EMI considering buying music t-shirt firm
Forget 360 degree artist contracts: the hot new thing is 40 degree spin cycles.
August 24, 2009
Sony scoops MediaGuardian award for AC/DC Excel spreadsheet
Congratulations to the digital services team at Sony Music UK, which won a prestigious MediaGuardian Award for Innovation last night for its work on the AC/DC Excel spreadsheet video released last year to promote the band's...
March 25, 2009
Top 20 digital music promotions from Oct 2008 – AC/DC, Britney Spears, Snow Patrol and more…
One of the things we’re tracking at Music Ally is how artists and labels are using mobile and online to promote music. And since we’re tracking it on an ongoing basis, we thought it was worth rounding up some...
November 6, 2008
AC/DC’s new video… as ASCII art in Excel
Whoever at Sony BMG came up with the idea of turning AC/DC’s new Rock’n’Roll Train video into ASCII art embedded in an Excel spreadsheet is already Music Ally’s man or woman of the year. Watch it above,...
October 24, 2008