Tag: album

Read More

Taylor Swift’s ‘Lover’ did 867k album-equivalent units in US

We reported on the first-week performance of Taylor Swift’s new album ‘Lover’ in China, on Friday. How did it do in the US though? According to Billboard, the album earned 867k equivalent album units there in its first...
Read More

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...
Read More

Sandbox Issue 206: Appetite for Consumption

Lead: The album exclusive is pretty much dead. But in its place has come the growing demand from DSPs for bespoke and unique content. They all want to be serviced with something their rivals don’t have – but this is a...
Read More

US Album And Single Sales and Streams July 2015

This infographic is an extract from the Music Ally Report
Read More

YouTube star Connor Franta turns music curator again

Last year, YouTube vlogger Connor Franta curated a compilation album, ‘Crown, Vol. 1’, which did pretty well on the iTunes charts. Well enough to spawn a second one, anyway: ‘Common Culture’ was released yesterday,...
Read More

‘Lost’ Spice Girls tracks appear on SoundCloud (then get lost again)

Exciting times yesterday for the underground Spice Girls crate-digging community, as four “lost” tracks by the group appeared on SoundCloud. The Verge claimed that the songs had been recorded for the band’s final album...
Read More

Madonna launches ‘Rebel Heart’ sweepstakes in Grindr app

Snapchat? Pfft, SO last week. Madonna’s latest social-app marketing activity is taking place within location-based hookups app Grindr, with a focus on her gay fanbase. Users of the app are being invited to recreate the...
Read More

Father John Misty spoofs streaming services with SAP site

The upcoming album from Father John Misty is, according to friends who’ve heard it, marvellous. 
Read More

TLC’s final album to be crowdfunded on Kickstarter

Pioneering group TLC are recording another album – their final one – and they’re turning to Kickstarter to fund it. 
Read More

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...
Read More

Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA sees Spotify as ‘a new radio station’

Fresh from selling the single copy of their latest album for $5m, Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA has been talking about his views on digital music more generally, during promotional appearances at CES for the band’s Bombotix speaker....
Read More

Panda Bear rolls out round-the-world radio premieres

Who said traditional radio stations couldn’t be part of a new-fangled digital marketing campaign? Not us, and not Panda Bear or label Domino either. His new album ‘Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper’ is being unveiled...