Tag: arcade fire
Sandbox Issue 200: Pod it like it’s Hot
This week’s lead feature looks at podcasting, and its relevance to labels and artists. With an estimated 484 million podcast listeners worldwide at the end of 2017, can the format help bring back some of the context to...
March 21, 2018
Sandbox 185: Simply the worst
Lead: History tends to be written by the winners and that is why we almost exclusively hear about campaigns that worked brilliantly and left everyone involved covered in glory – where the marketing team and artist were...
August 7, 2017
Apple Music gets exclusive livestream from Tidal co-owners Arcade Fire
We’ve written regularly in the last year about the shift in definitions of ‘exclusives’ on music-streaming services. Bar the odd exception, few albums are now exclusive to a single service, but Apple Music, Spotify...
July 21, 2017
Sandbox 172: Locally Sourced Playlists
Lead: As streaming playlists have created their own centre of gravity around breaking new acts and tracks, there are mounting criticisms that this same centre of gravity benefits only acts from a handful of already-dominant...
February 1, 2017
Arcade Fire talks Tidal: ‘It was a poorly managed launch’
Arcade Fire’s Win Butler and Régine Chassagne were among the co-owners unveiled at Tidal’s press relaunch. Now they’ve been talking about some of the mockery that greeted that event. “None of the artists knew anything...
October 21, 2015
How Groupon and LivingSocial are pushing ticket sales and bundles
Remember Groupon? It’s still going and instead of bombarding your inbox with a thousand spa retreat offers you never wanted or even expressed a vague interest in, it’s increasingly working with musicians now to offer...
September 10, 2014
Arcade Fire debut new album Reflektor on YouTube
There are lots of full albums on YouTube, most of which have been uploaded without the artist or label's permission.
October 25, 2013
Arcade Fire take web by storm (again) with Reflektor video
Arcade Fire have an impressive history of launching innovative interactive videos with The Wilderness Downtown and Sprawl II.
September 27, 2013
Whole Lotta Food
Not-inexpensive retailer of shiny vegetables and other organic goods Whole Foods is now selling vinyl LPs as part of the steady march of the hipsterisation of retail.
August 27, 2013
Streaming music probably isn’t making artists release fewer albums
Strange, relating streaming music – something that's only been getting real scale since 2010 – with Arcade Fire only releasing three albums between 2004 and 2010.
July 19, 2012
Ssense launches ‘interactive shoppable music video’
There's a lot of excitement around interactive music videos, with many of them so far - Arcade Fire and so on - produced with a focus on art rather than commerce.
April 5, 2012