Today’s positive coronavirus-related industry news (13 May)
After a few days’ break, there’s another batch of positive news to report around the industry’s Covid-19 relief efforts. Last night’s ‘Rise Up New York!’ telethon, featuring artists including Mariah Carey, Bon...
May 13, 2020
One World: Together At Home raises $127.9m for Covid-19 relief
This weekend, a parade of stars teamed up for the One World: Together At Home livestream, organised and curated by Global Citizen and Lady Gaga to benefit the World Health Organization’s Covid-19 Solidarity Response...
April 20, 2020
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
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...
May 15, 2019
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...
October 12, 2018
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...
June 14, 2017
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...
November 2, 2016
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...
August 27, 2015
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.
January 30, 2015
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...
July 10, 2014
‘YouTube Boy Band’ team up for Sport Relief charity single
'YouTube Boy Band' team up for Sport Relief charity single
March 24, 2014