New Snapchat features include music lenses and mini apps
Yesterday, Snapchat’s parent company Snap, Inc announced a swathe of new features for the social app, including some that are directly relevant to music. One of those features is dedicated music lenses, explained yesterday...
June 12, 2020
Coronavirus update: Music stocks, Madonna, Coachella and more
The novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is a fast-evolving situation, illustrated by the fact that yesterday the entirety of Italy was placed on lockdown. There was also a succession of news stories on the effect the outbreak...
March 10, 2020
YouTube to release a documentary about Coachella festival
YouTube already goes back a long way with the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival: it has been streaming sets live from the annual event for a decade. Now it’s going back even further. YouTube is launching a documentary...
January 7, 2020
YouTube Coachella festival livestream generated 82m views
YouTube says that its livestream of the first weekend of the Coachella festival last month set a new record: 82m live views, up an impressive 90% on the figure for 2018’s event. “After nine years of success in the desert,...
May 3, 2019
YouTube continues its livestreaming partnership with Coachella
YouTube will be the exclusive livestreaming partner for American music-festival Coachella this year – the ninth year for the partnership. In fact, the deal is expanding, with YouTube now the exclusive playlists and livestreaming...
January 4, 2019
Sandbox Issue 202: GDPR FYI (General Data Protection Regulation)
This week’s lead feature looks at how the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) comes into effect on 25th May in Europe but it has huge global implications for those holding and using consumer data. Against the backdrop...
April 18, 2018
Instagram boosts its video features with themed channels
Video is becoming ever more important to Instagram, partly because its users want to share and watch it, and partly because it’s a route to more advertising dollars. The latest evidence is the revamp of Instagram’s...
April 15, 2016
Snapchat could have made $800k from Coachella ‘live story’
A year ago, Snapchat launched a feature called Live Stories that involved aggregating photos and videos from specific events, including music festivals. Now the company has been talking about how popular those stories are....
June 18, 2015
YouTube to livestream Coachella festival again
Dance festival Ultra may have ditched YouTube for Twitch with its livestreaming plans, but Google’s video service has renewed its partnership with the Coachella festival. This year’s event will be streamed on three live...
April 2, 2015
Sandbox 107 – Info Blizzard
Lead: the music business used to run on guesswork and now it's awash with intricate data. But are we now generating data for data's sake? Or is this actually helping in refining music marketing and getting the most possible...
April 23, 2014
Now get set for hologram Tupac to go on tour
It seems the hologrammatic Tupac Shakur who took last weekend's Coachella festival by storm may not have rapped his last.
April 18, 2012