Not actually do battle, although we do know the after-parties for these events can be raucous… The AIM Awards are set for September.
Artists can launch podcasts, but should they? Only if they’re interesting enough is the blunt answer to that question.
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Earlier today, Björk announced more details about her upcoming album ‘Utopia’, including plans to reward fans who pre-order the album with free AudioCoins cryptocurrency, through a partnership with British blockchain startup Blockpool.
The company’s CEO Kevin Bacon has been talking about the project in an interview published this morning. We used selected quotes from it in our story this morning, but the full Q&A is below.
Fans will be able to buy Björk’s new album ‘Utopia’ using cryptocurrencies, and pre-ordering it directly from the star or her label will earn them crypto rewards too.
The musician has teamed up with British blockchain startup Blockpool, which is working with label One Little Indian on the online store to process ‘Utopia’ pre-orders using credit/debit cards and PayPal, but also the Bitcoin, Audiocoin, Litecoin and Dashcoin cryptocurrencies.
However they choose to pay, each fan will receive 100 Audiocoins – worth just under $0.20 at the time of writing – as a reward for pre-ordering the album, deposited into an e-wallet created for them by Blockpool.
Kickstarter’s head of music Molly Neumann recently told Music Ally about the crowdfunding firm’s plans to provide more post-funding support to creators.
One of those initiatives launched yesterday: The Creative Independent. It’s described as “a new resource of emotional and practical guidance for creative people” – essentially a blog that will publish a new essay or interview every weekday with “an established or emerging artist in which they discuss their practice, their process, and the struggles and triumphs that come with it”.
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, we speak to the brand experts to find out what they are looking for from labels and musicians and […]
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