Tag: david bowie
Sandbox Issue 267 :: The Optimism Issue. 2021
Lead: 2021 – The Optimism Issue: Let’s not dwell any longer than necessary on the seemingly never-ending year of challenges that was 2020. In this issue we look forward with optimism and find many reasons to be cheerful...
January 14, 2021
David Bowie gets official TikTok profile and hashtag challenge
There’s a surge of activity around David Bowie this week, marking the fifth anniversary of his death, as well as what would have been his 74th birthday. Among that activity is an official TikTok channel, launched in...
January 8, 2021
SiriusXM to launch artist channels for Bowie, Eagles and more
US satellite-radio firm SiriusXM is launching a bunch of authorised artist channels on its service on 1 May. It’s a raft of big catalogue artists: David Bowie, Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, George Strait, Guns N’ Roses,...
April 30, 2020
AR-powered ‘David Bowie is’ app launches as $7.99 download
The ‘David Bowie is’ exhibition was a real treat for keen (and even casual) Bowie fans, debuting at the V&A Museum in London in 2013 before touring the world. Last year, plans were revealed to turn the exhibition...
January 9, 2019
Sandbox Issue 209: Storylines, Music’s next chapter with Instagram Stories
Lead: There are 400m people using Instagram Stories every day and musicians are among the heaviest lifters here. Until recently, however, it was a curiously music-free set up; but new licensing deals with parent company...
July 30, 2018
David Bowie museum retrospective gets AR and VR version
More than two million people visited the ‘David Bowie is’ exhibition as it visited 12 cities around the world. Now the retrospective will live on in virtual form, via an augmented and virtual reality version due to...
July 17, 2018
Posthumous popularity drives David Bowie to 1bn Spotify streams
David Bowie has reached a milestone of sorts on Spotify: more than 1bn streams on the platform. Billboard reported the milestone, noting that ‘Heroes’ is the late star’s most popular track on the streaming service....
August 30, 2017
Apple iMessage gets an official David Bowie stickers pack
We’ve seen a few official artist sticker packs for Apple’s newly-opened-up iMessage app on iOS. Now Warner Music Group has launched the most high-profile example yet: David Bowie. Available as a free download, the...
November 7, 2016
Six of the top 20 UK entertainment products are albums
The Entertainment Retailers Association (ERA) has published its chart of the top entertainment products in the UK in the first half of 2016 – a chart that includes albums, TV/films and games.
July 19, 2016
David Bowie Blackstar turned into Instagram mini-series
David Bowie’s final album ★ (or ‘Blackstar’) is being reinterpreted as a 16-episode series for Instagram. The company responsible is InstaMiniSeries, which makes episodic programmes for Instagram, and was given...
February 23, 2016
David Bowie :: digital marketing case study
[Five Years 1969 – 1973] is the first in a series of David Bowie boxsets covering different eras of Bowie’s career. The release is high value multi-disc (12CD / 14LP) set featuring 6 original studio albums, 2 live albums...
February 5, 2016