Music Ally Podcast #16 – Björk’s Kickstarter, Prince and Sonos
Among the circles the talk around this week are Sonos' move into the living room with Play Bar, the new wave of subscription services being tested by Ninja Tune and the Rough Trade shops, why Björk was right to look for...
February 12, 2013
Bjork cancels her Biophilia Kickstarter after raising just £15k
Bjork has cancelled her Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign to port her Biophilia iOS album-app to Android and Windows 8, after raising just £15.4k in its first 10 days. She was hoping to raise £375k in 30 days for the...
February 8, 2013
Three days in, Bjork’s Biophilia app Kickstarter has raised only £12.7k
In 2012, Amanda Palmer's Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign hit $220k of pledges in its first day. In 2013, Bjork's campaign to crowdfund new versions of her Biophilia app is off to a slower start. Much slower. Three days...
January 31, 2013
Bjork turns to Kickstarter to fund new Biophilia apps
Bjork's Biophilia iOS app was a critical hit. Now she wants to take the app to Android and Windows 8, and is trying to raise $375k on Kickstarter to do it.
January 29, 2013
Edwyn Collins takes over eMusic UK
Collins is celebrating his Outstanding Contribution award at last night's AIM awards in London with a takeover of eMusic UK this week.
October 30, 2012
Kobalt reveals plans to invest $100m in music royalties
Kobalt Music Group subsidiary Kobalt Capital has announced plans to invest $100m in music royalties over the next year.
October 11, 2012
Scott Snibbe talks Passion Pit, labels and the future for music apps
When Bjork released Biophilia as an iOS app in July 2011, it was hailed as a disruptive and innovative new format for albums, which would spawn other projects. Then things went a bit quiet. As Bjork’s Biophilia collaborator...
July 25, 2012
Music Ally Report: Apps Entertainment
Our lead looks at the apps that are trying to shake up what an album is... In our feature NME.com editor Luke Lewis explains how social media is proving a powerful driver for sharing music content... Our country focus is...
July 19, 2012
Forss launches Ecclesia audiovisual iPad app
Few artists have followed in Bjork's footsteps when it comes to making interactive album experiences as apps - mainly due to the costs involved, and the poor chances of making that money back in sales.
May 4, 2012
Bjork gets a second iOS app – Solstice – for Christmas
We still haven't heard any sales figures for Bjork's Biophilia apps, but the musician is getting a new 'holiday version' of the Solstice mini-app from her last album, based on a festive poem comparing the solar system to...
December 19, 2011
Bjork collaborator on why apps will help people fall in love with albums again
At last week’s Amsterdam Dance Event, one of the best keynote speeches came from Scott Snibbe, the digital artist who worked with Bjork on her recent Biophilia iOS app. He had some interesting things to say about albums...
October 24, 2011