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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’....
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Sandbox Issue 228: Marketing on a Budget

Lead: You can throw cash at a campaign and make headlines for how much you actually spent. But what about the other end of the spending spectrum where there is a tiny (or non-existent) budget? We look at some of the main...
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Amy Winehouse hologram tour planned for late 2019

Tupac “started” it in 2012 at Coachella when a holographic incarnation of him appeared on stage and since then both Maria Callas and Roy Orbison have been able to get back on the road – well, hologram versions of them...
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Urban Development talks grime, education and industry diversity

The UK grime scene is far from an overnight success, having originally emerged early this century. It’s a similar story for Urban Development, the British company that’s nurturing some of its potential future stars. The...
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Sandbox 167 – Super Market

Lead: Most acts want as many fans as possible, but the super fans are the first to flock to them and will often be the ones still there long after the stadium shows and #1 singles have dried up. Holding and cultivating them...
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Silent song for refugees tops Austrian iTunes charts

John Cage’s 4’33” and Vulfpeck’s ‘Sleepify’ have a new rival for guaranteed floor-filler status at weddings. ‘Schweigeminute (Traiskirchen)’ is a track consisting of a minute of silence, released by Austrian...
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Shakira holds Facebook baby shower for charity

Shakira was the first artist to reach 100m Likes on Facebook. Now she’s using her clout on the social network to raise money for charity UNICEF with an online “baby shower” ahead of the birth of her second child. 
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GoldieBlox will pay $1m to charity of Beastie Boys’ choice after legal row

Last year, children’s toy company GoldieBlox ended up in a high-profile spat with the surviving Beastie Boys, after using their ‘Girls’ track in an online ad without permission. One heated argument about...
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‘YouTube Boy Band’ team up for Sport Relief charity single

'YouTube Boy Band' team up for Sport Relief charity single
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Guilty Pledgers app raises money for charity on Spotify

The concept of ‘guilty pleasures’ has been around for a while now: the songs people love, but are a little bit ashamed of
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WeGotTickets launches Christmas appeal with ActionAid

UK ticketing site WeGotTickets has launched a Christmas charity appeal, working with anti-poverty charity ActionAid to help fund Kenyan community radio station Muziq Speak.
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Lady Gaga launches two Facebook contests for Robin Hood Foundation

A new partnership between Lady Gaga and charity the Robin Hood Foundation is aiming to drive a chunk of her 32 million fans to Like the New York poor and homelessness organisation...