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SoundCloud: ‘Do not think of us [just] as a streaming service… we’re a form of social media’

How did Chance the Rapper, Lil Uzi Vert and other artists have such success building an audience on SoundCloud? Because they saw it as more than just a music-streaming service. That’s according to SoundCloud’s director...
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‘SoundCloud is here to stay’ says CEO… and Chance the Rapper

SoundCloud CEO Alexander Ljung has responded to reports of his company being on the verge of running out of money with a blog post claiming it is “here to stay”. He also got backing from one of the most prominent artists...
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Chance the Rapper claims Apple exclusivity payment of $500k

Chance the Rapper’s ‘Coloring Book’ was a big independent success story of 2016, albeit one backed by an exclusive deal with one of the biggest companies in the world: Apple. On Friday, Chance responded to questions...
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Sandbox 173: The GIF that keeps on giving

Lead: GIFs might seem like a way of flooding the web with the most trivial of content, but they are a hugely important part of building fan communities around artists. While pop acts like Drake, Beyoncé, Little Mix and...
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Chance the Rapper debuts new video ‘live’ on Facebook

Chance the Rapper debuted his new video last night, for ‘Same Drugs’ off 2016’s ‘Coloring Book’ album. He chose an interesting way to premiere the video to fans, broadcasting the (pre-recorded) video live on Facebook. “Anybody...
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Why Chance the Rapper doesn’t mean the death of labels (guest column)

This guest column comes from Bruno Guez, CEO and founder of Revelator: In May of 2015, Chance the Rapper set the music industry on fire with a simple tweet that showed download numbers for the album Surf from The Social...
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Campaigns: TAKE A CHANCE ON HE – Sandbox 158

With hipsterised adult colouring books proving a publishing phenomenon, the timing of Chance The Rapper’s new album (amazingly titled Coloring Book) is perfectly surfing the zeitgeist. But that is possibly the least interesting...
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Chance The Rapper creates RapperRadio to push independent music

Chance The Rapper is often (and rightly) held up as a powerful symbol of the truly independent artist, doing things on his own terms without any of the traditional structure (manager, label etc.) behind him. Plus he’s enormously...
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Chance the Rapper streaming-only album is a US chart hit

How has Chance the Rapper’s Apple Music exclusive on his latest mixtape ‘Coloring Book’ turned out? Rather well, actually. The release debuted at number eight in Billboard’s albums chart on Friday with 38k equivalent...