Pepsi and Fat Joe launch hip-hop talent contest on Triller
Triller broadcast a boxing match last weekend, albeit one between two fiftysomethings (admittedly fiftysometings Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr.) and its parent company Proxima is working with Snoop Dogg on a fully-fledged...
December 3, 2020
Five music/tech startups to pitch in Web Summit contest
Startup pitch contests at conferences around the world have become a useful window into new music/tech firms. The latest contest will take place at the Web Summit in Lisbon on 7 November. In a session dubbed the ‘Music...
October 22, 2019
BandLab launches ‘Tracklanta’ global hip-hop contest
BandLab is one of the best-known online music-making platforms: it has more than eight million people using it. Now the company is launching a contest for budding hip-hop musicians called ‘Tracklanta’, inviting them to...
July 26, 2019
A-Ha launch fan contest ahead of a big YouTube milestone
Here’s a poser for you: when will 1980s stars A-Ha’s music video for ‘Take On Me’ reach one billion views on YouTube? It’s not an idle question on our part: the famous video is not far off that milestone, having notched...
June 21, 2019
Stormzy’s book imprint launches contest for emerging writers
Stormzy isn’t just an award-winning grime rapper: he’s also a book-publishing mogul. Well, he has his own books imprint anyway: #Merky Books, which is part of the Penguin Random House empire, and published his own ‘Rise...
March 14, 2019
Midemlab startups contest opens call for entries in 2019
Music/tech startups are being invited to apply for this year’s Midemlab competition, which will see its final pitch sessions take place at the Midem conference in Cannes this June. Deezer and Japanese service Recochoku...
February 28, 2019
Paloma Faith teams up with Talenthouse for artwork contest
Paloma Faith is the latest artist to launch a crowdsourced design contest, working with online site Talenthouse. Faith and label Sony Music are asking designers to create “their own interpretation” of the artwork...
September 6, 2014
BPI among partners for IC tomorrow Entertainment on the Move innovation contest
The BPI is one of four challenge partners in a new contest from the Technology Strategy Board’s IC tomorrow digital innovation programme which is offering up to £100,000 to help build new applications in mobile entertainment....
June 10, 2014
Public Enemy debut new music with BitTorrent bundle
The latest artist looking to reach new fans through a partnership with BitTorrent is veteran hip-hop group Public Enemy.
June 20, 2013
30 finalists confirmed for Midemlab 2013 startups contest
The 30 finalists for January's Midemlab startups competition have been announced.
December 19, 2012
Pitbull off to Alaska after Facebook contest gets hijacked
If rapper Pitbull was hoping to sun himself in Miami as part of a Walmart social media marketing campaign, he'll be disappointed.
July 4, 2012