AI Music debuts AI-powered ‘sympaphonic’ audio advertisements
We wrote about British startup AI Music’s recent launch of its first consumer app, which lets people try out its AI-powered ‘shapeshifting’ technology to remix songs. However, it’s also putting its tech to another,...
March 8, 2019
Spotify to crack down on listeners using ad-blocking tools
Spotify’s latest update to its terms and conditions of use was published yesterday (7 February), and one of the new clauses is picking up some interest from tech-news sites. New to the list of forbidden activities for...
February 8, 2019
TikTok is testing advertisements in the UK and US
Social-video app TikTok is finally ready to turn on some monetisation features, in the form of in-app advertisements and branded content. Digiday has the story: it spotted an ad for food-delivery app GrubHub earlier this...
February 1, 2019
Spotify’s Ad Studio is its fastest-growing advertising channel
Spotify has been banging the drum this week for Spotify Ad Studio, its self-serve advertising platform that launched in September 2017, and is available in the US, UK, Canada and Australia. The company now says it’s Spotify’s...
January 30, 2019
Spotify bars ads from right-wing organisation PragerU
Thought for the day: “Women want real men, men they can count on and yes, look up to. No amount of feminist theory will change that.” Or here’s another one: “Intersectionality is a form of identity politics, in...
January 28, 2019
Digital Marketing Manager – AWAL – London
We’re looking for a Digital Marketing Manager to join AWAL – Kobalt’s recordings division and work with our incredible and growing roster of emerging and already established talent from all over the world. Based...
December 6, 2018
YouTube doubles up on advertising with new ‘ad pods’
Music Ally’s latest market profile focuses on Italy, which has just reached a notable music-streaming milestone.
November 22, 2018
iHeartMedia buys advertising-tech company Jelli
Music Ally first wrote about US startup Jelli way back in June 2009, when it launched a service that enabled listeners to ‘take over’ radio stations by voting online for what songs they should play next. By 2012...
November 20, 2018
2018 could be a $100bn year for digital advertising in the US
PricewaterhouseCoopers has published its latest report for ad-industry body the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) tracking US digital-advertising revenues in the first half of 2018. The key figures: digital ad revenues...
November 14, 2018
Sandbox Issue 215: ‘Boxing Clever. Sandbox Summit Special Issue
In a break with tradition, this issue of Sandbox is a wrap up of our recent Sandbox Summit in London. Inside, we have reports from every panel, every keynote and every presentation – going into detail on what was covered...
November 5, 2018
Facebook accused of misleading advertisers over growth in video usage
After the Cambridge Analytica scandal, a new problem has come knocking at the door of Facebook. Online marketing agency Crowd Siren is taking legal action against the social networking and, based on reviewing 80,000 pages...
October 18, 2018
eMarketer breaks down US digital-video advertising predictions
Research firm eMarketer has published its latest predictions for digital video advertising in the US, which includes a new number for YouTube. “This year, YouTube will generate $3.36 billion in net US video ad revenues,...
October 10, 2018