And the winners of the Music Ally Digital Music Awards 2016 are…
From The 1975 and Run the Jewels to Dot Blockchain and Dice, tonight’s Music Ally Digital Music Awards showcased some of the most inventive artists, startups and people in the digital world. Our second awards were held...
October 26, 2016
10 music chatbots worth talking to in 2016
The first chatbots were developed in the 1960s, long before smartphones and messaging apps had the world’s eyeballs transfixed. This isn’t a new technology, but it’s certainly a hot one in 2016 thanks to Facebook,...
October 6, 2016
Behind The Campaign: Bastille Wild World
Wild World is the second album from British rock band Bastille and was released in September, coming three and a half years after their similarly alliteratively titled debut, Bad Blood. Luke Ferrar, senior digital marketing...
October 5, 2016
Sandbox 164: Pub-listing – Why Publishers are Pushing Playlists
Lead: Record labels and streaming services themselves dominate in what playlists do and how they do it, but publishers are steadily becoming attuned to how they can help both break their new signings and also give a lift...
September 21, 2016
This week’s Sandbox: Bot n Roll
Music Ally’s latest Sandbox digital music marketing report was published yesterday, and is available to read for all subscribers.
August 11, 2016
Sandbox 159 – Brand Aid
Lead: In this issue of Sandbox and the following one, we look at the ways in which brand partnerships have evolved in response to digital and how they now straddle everything from app sponsorship to VR. In the opening part,...
June 15, 2016
Bastille’s annotated video
To promote their new EP, Bastille have created an interactive video.
August 30, 2013
Bastille get cinematic with pre-release album stream
Bastille are the latest band hoping to drum up anticipation among fans for their album with a pre-release stream on their own website.
March 4, 2013
Sandbox 79: App and Down
Two years ago, numerous labels lined up to put the boot into Spotify for not paying content owners enough – but the ability to build their own app within the streaming service's client player has proved key in luring them...
February 27, 2013
Bastille named as latest Vevo Lift artist in the UK
Vevo has revealed Bastille as the fifth artist to take part in its Lift promotion in the UK.
January 15, 2013
Sandbox Issue Seventy Two: Email R.I.P
Email used to be like gold dust – a direct link and marketing channel to fans. The rise of Facebook and Twitter has seriously dented its power of immediacy and the that fact users can give secondary email addresses is negatively...
October 31, 2012