Soundplate launches cover-art generator for music playlists
We haven’t written about Soundplate before, but it’s one of the companies creating marketing tools for artists and labels: its best-known product is Soundplate Clicks, a smart-links tool competing with the likes...
March 23, 2020
Apple is giving playlists the album-artwork treatment
We’re ashamed to confess that we haven’t given that much thought to the artwork for the programmed playlists on music-streaming services. That said, we suspect a fair few of those services haven’t really made it a priority...
March 11, 2019
Sandbox Issue 136: Bit by Bit
Lead: BitTorrent has been a divisive platform in the music industry where indie acts have charged in but major acts have moved cautiously. We speak to Straith Schreder from BitTorrent on how the Bundle initiative works,...
July 1, 2015
Snapchat is making it easier to print scannable Snapcodes
Snapchat’s Snapcodes feature might have floated under your radar, but it’s worth thinking about now. It’s basically the messaging app’s equivalent of QR codes: an icon covered in dots that’s part of each user’s...
May 6, 2015
Paloma Faith teams up with Talenthouse for artwork contest
Paloma Faith is the latest artist to launch a crowdsourced design contest, working with online site Talenthouse. Faith and label Sony Music are asking designers to create “their own interpretation” of the artwork...
September 6, 2014