Tag: brand partnerships
Sandbox Issue 234: The New Era Of Music Videos
Lead: In the 1970s, “pop promos” (as they were called) were the preserve of the mega-star act, but after the launch of MTV in 1981 they became standard practice across the industry. The arrival of YouTube in 2005 may...
August 8, 2019
Chance the Rapper gave new album away via ride-sharing firm Lyft
Chance the Rapper’s new album ‘The Big Day’ came out on Friday, and was available across the usual range of digital services. However, Chance also struck a deal with ride-sharing startup Lyft to give away download...
July 30, 2019
Teespring teams up with Twitch for new merch partnership
We know Teespring well for its work with music companies and artists around merchandise, but it also has a thriving business making merch for ‘creators’ – social and livestreaming-video stars. That’s more the focus...
June 19, 2019
The Night League teams with Apple Music for ‘Sounds of Ibiza 2019’
Apple Music has enlisted its latest brand to be a playlist curator: dance-music company The Night League. It has created a series of playlists that will sit within Apple Music’s ‘Sounds of Ibiza 2019’ hub, including...
May 20, 2019
Nav promoted his new album in Fortnite stream with Ninja
Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins has become one of the go-to influencers in the gaming world in recent times: Electronic Arts reportedly paid him $1m to promote its new game Apex Legends earlier this year for example. Meanwhile,...
March 25, 2019
Spotify has a new deal with Samsung… but so does YouTube
Spotify has been Samsung’s ‘go-to’ music-service provider since a deal struck last August. Now the two companies are expanding their partnership. Spotify’s app will now be pre-installed on “millions” of new...
March 11, 2019
Chemical Brothers create ‘fastest remix’ for Formula 1
The Chemical Brothers have a new track out today, called ‘We’ve Got To Try’, which is marvellous. But the veteran dance duo also released another track this week called ‘WGTT15000BPM F1 NEEEUM MIX’ that’s more...
March 8, 2019
K-Pop star Jung Chan-woo to get his own skin in Fortnite
The crossover between video-game Fortnite and music artists is beginning to pick up pace. We’ve seen Marshmello’s Fortnite concert and Weezer’s in-game island, but now K-Pop star Jung Chan-woo is getting the treatment....
March 5, 2019
Apple Music announces Wi-Fi partnership with American Airlines
In January, United Airlines caused a stir with a promotional banner at one of its events, announcing that Apple was its biggest corporate customer, spending $150m a year with the airline – including $35m on flights to Shanghai...
January 31, 2019
Spotify opens Discover Weekly playlist up to brand sponsorship
Spotify has a new way for brands to spend money with the company: by sponsoring its Discover Weekly algo-personalised playlist on the streaming service’s free tier. “For the first time, we are unlocking Discover Weekly...
January 8, 2019
Universal Music project to identify emerging artists in India
Universal Music India has launched a new project with alcohol brand Allied Blenders & Distillers that aims to “incubate, encourage and promote aspiring singer songwriters to showcase their talent and release their music...
December 21, 2018
Fitness firm SoulCycle launches music program with Apple
SoulCycle has become a hit with its indoor-cycling workouts, and earlier this year it signalled its musical ambitions, with the launch of a media division to work on partnerships with music companies and artists. One of those...
December 21, 2018