Tag: albums

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Taylor Swift’s YouTube views rise sharply

Mashable’s headline that “Taylor Swift’s YouTube views doubled after pulling music from Spotify” will be raising eyebrows within the music industry, but we think there’s a lot more to the story. It’s based on...
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The Kids Are Alright (with Pink Floyd on Spotify)

Well, we say ‘kids’ – under-35s, anyway. Which in the context of usual perceptions of the Pink Floyd fanbase, are pretty much babes in arms. But yes, Spotify has published some data on the response of its users...
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Spotify’s latest Landmark is a tribute to Led Zeppelin

Spotify’s editorial team isn’t just working on playlists: it has also spawned the Landmark series of multimedia tributes to classic albums: Nirvana’s ‘In Utero’ and Nas’ ‘Illmatic’ so far. Now there’s a...
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Forget albums as apps: iamamiwhoami’s new album is a website

We’ve seen a lot of talk about the notion of albums as apps in recent years, but (formerly) mysterious Swedish artist iamamiwhoami is trying something different: album as website. Their new album ‘Blue’...
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Thom Yorke’s BitTorrent bundle nearing 700k downloads

Well, a lot of people have listened to at least one Thom Yorke track this week. Downloads of the BitTorrent bundle for his new Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes albums stood at 694.2k this morning as we wrote the Bulletin, four...
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Ed Sheeran defends Spotify: ‘I’m in the music industry to play live’

Ed Sheeran is the latest artist to talk publicly about streaming and its impact on his income. He’s in the pro camp. “I’m in the music industry to play live. That’s why I make records, that’s why I do radio...
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Alt-J: big on the iTunes Store, but exclusively pre-streaming on Spotify

Spotify announced its latest pre-release exclusive yesterday: a week’s streaming of Alt-J’s second album ‘This Is All Yours’ before its general release on 22 September. The company noted that the...
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Garth Brooks’ ‘Digital Bundle’ sells his entire catalogue for $29.99

Earlier this year, Garth Brooks announced plans to finally offer his back catalogue for sale digitally, promising that it would be available “at a stupid price” (Bulletin, 11-Jul-14). Now we know exactly how stupid...
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MTV rolling out four-week marketing plans for big new albums

MTV has been talking about its latest music marketing initiative – First – which will use a mixture of traditional TV and new digital platforms to promote big albums ahead of their release. Mashable reports that Ed Sheeran...
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Spittify is Twitter meets Spotify

Spittify is a Twitter feed offering one-line reviews of albums and singles, with each having a Spotify link.