Tag: chance the rapper
Netflix’s ‘Rhythm + Flow’ talent show to debut on 9 October
Cardi B, Chance the Rapper and T.I. are the featured artists in Netflix’s new music show: but they’ll be judging others rather than performing themselves. They’re the three judges for ‘Rhythm + Flow’, which is a...
September 2, 2019
Chance the Rapper reaches 1bn-streams milestone on SoundCloud
Eight years after uploading his first track to SoundCloud, Chance the Rapper has passed the milestone of 1bn streams on the service. It’s no surprise that SoundCloud is shouting about it: Chance is ‘the first independent...
August 19, 2019
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
Chance The Rapper’s streaming mixtape is missing a track
Chance The Rapper has re-released a pair of old mixtapes for the first time on streaming services, but while 2012’s ’10 Day’ remains unchanged, 2013’s ‘Acid Rap’ is missing one of its big tracks: ‘Juice’....
July 1, 2019
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...
February 20, 2018
‘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...
July 17, 2017
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...
March 20, 2017
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...
February 15, 2017
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...
February 7, 2017
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...
January 10, 2017
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...
August 18, 2016