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Sandbox Issue 207: God Save The Streams

Lead: Just 18 months ago, pre-saves were a breath of fresh air for marketers struggling to stand above the cattle run of global releases on a Friday. But as they become ubiquitous, it is almost back to square one with everyone...
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About that Beyoncé/Jay-Z Tidal “exclusive”…

When is a streaming exclusive not an exclusive? That’s the existential question now underpinning the release of Everything In Love, the new album from Beyoncé and Jay-Z. Like 2016’s Lemonade by Beyoncé, it launched...
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Beyoncé and Jay-Z surprise-release new album on Tidal

“If I gave two f***s about streaming numbers, would have put ‘Lemonade’ up on Spotify,” sings Beyoncé on ‘Nice’, a track from her new album with Jay-Z. The album, ‘Everything is Love’, was announced on-stage...
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Beyoncé bonus: ERA Yearbook reveals UK Lemonade downloads success

Tidal’s streaming exclusive on Beyoncé’s ‘Lemonade’ may have been an important factor in the album’s high download sales in the UK in 2016. At least, that’s our reading of the Entertainment Retailers Association...
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Beyoncé storms Instagram with pregnancy announcement

As you may have heard, Beyoncé is pregnant with twins – or as one Twitter wag put it: “Sad that there are more black people in Beyoncé right now, than in Trump’s entire cabinet team.” We’ll stay on topic in...
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‘Little Mix? The GIF-ability of their videos is huge…’

As a sign of the times in November, Vevo launched a GIF creator to allow viewers to grab and loop five-second clips of videos on the platform. If you want your video to have more of a life beyond YouTube or Vevo, you have...
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Tinie Tempah and Ne-Yo talk streaming, Beyoncé and songwriter royalties

The sharp irony of free music is that it can break artists but it cannot sustain them. That was the subtext of much of what musician Tinie Tempah said during his appearance at the Web Summit conference in Lisbon. Tempah...
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Merch startup Sidestep takes funding… from Beyoncé

Music Ally was the first publication to write about Sidestep when it launched in September 2013 as a way for fans to browse and buy concert merch before attending a gig. We’re not its only admirers though: after working...
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Merch startup Sidestep takes funding… from Beyoncé

Music Ally was one of the first publications to write about Sidestep when it launched in September 2013 as a way for fans to browse and buy concert merch before attending a gig. We’re not its only admirers though: after...
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Frank Ocean, David Gray and the death of the “old” album

When is an album not an album? Kanye West has been constantly tinkering with The Life Of Pablo, adding, subtracting and rearranging it – treating it either as a rolling art exhibition or something he’ll just never be...
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Campaigns: Beyoncé milks Lemonade – Sandbox 156

This isn’t the first time Beyoncé has dropped an album out of the sky. Nor is it the first ‘visual album’ to appear. Nonetheless, it’s been nearly three years since her last album and the hype has reached a critical...
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You can buy Beyoncé Lemonade album, but it’s only streaming on Tidal

Beyoncé sprung another surprise album on her fans this weekend, but for the foreseeable future, the only place to stream ‘Lemonade’ will be on Tidal. Sources are telling tech sites The Verge and Mashable that the...