Tag: album release
Everything Everything launch new album with multi-platform VR event
Launching a new album in the Covid-era has sent many artist teams scrambling back to the drawing board now that the traditional nationwide tour isn’t possible. Unsurprisingly, VR is a common starting point, and British...
September 1, 2020
Taylor Swift drops ‘Lover’ video ahead of album release
What’s that? Taylor Swift has a new album out? You’d think someone in the media and/or streaming-service world would have told you, right? Just joking: ‘Lover’ is inescapable this week, with a full complement of DSP...
August 23, 2019
Chance the Rapper gave new album away via ride-sharing firm Lyft
Chance the Rapper’s new album ‘The Big Day’ came out on Friday, and was available across the usual range of digital services. However, Chance also struck a deal with ride-sharing startup Lyft to give away download...
July 30, 2019
Above & Beyond release album through meditation app Calm
Calm is becoming quite the place for artists to release their music. The meditation app got an exclusive on Moby’s new album ‘Long Ambients 2’ in March this year, then earlier this month Sigur Rós launched a ‘Liminal...
July 26, 2019
Billie Eilish’s managers on the future of the album in the streaming age and why radio is far from dead
Danny Rukasin and Brandon Goodman co-manage Billie Eilish and they have been talking to MBW about the stealth development underpinning her career and how her debut album – When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? – is...
May 7, 2019
Beyoncé drops surprise live-album to accompany Netflix special
In December 2013, Beyoncé managed to release her eponymous fifth solo album as a complete surprise to fans and the music industry alike, bar a small, trusted circle of insiders and digital partners. Nearly five and a half...
April 18, 2019
New Moby album is exclusive on… meditation app Calm
Moby has a new album out, and it’s streaming exclusively on one service: but NOT a music-streaming service. Although we rather gave that away in the headline, didn’t we… Yes, ‘Long Ambients 2’ is being made available...
March 15, 2019
Spotify creates pop-up exhibition for Ariana Grande in New York
From shoppable Snapchat lenses to location-based treasure hunts to ticketing/album bundles, the campaign for Ariana Grande’s latest album ‘Sweetener’ has been pulling out plenty of digital stops. Now it’s doing something...
September 27, 2018
Ricky Martin begins album campaign with RickyAQQE Fan Pass Day
Ricky Martin has a new album out tomorrow (10 February), and Sony Music is pushing the boat out on the digital activity around it with something called RickyAQQE Fan Pass Day today. Martin will be interacting with fans...
February 9, 2015
Trevor Jackson gets physical with 12-format album release
Physical music isn’t dead just yet – vinyl is thriving, even if it’s still a small niche within overall music sales. However, some physical formats most certainly are dead: mini-disc, 8-track or mini CD, anyone? But...
January 28, 2015
Madonna rush-releases new tracks after leak
Last week, we reported on a full album’s worth of new Madonna songs leaking online, even though Madonna quickly released a statement claiming they were unfinished. Over the weekend, her strategy moved on a step: six songs...
January 5, 2015