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Sandbox Issue 239: Music and Advertising’s tense union

Lead: The old rules of advertising are long gone – as is a lot of the inherent guesswork around advertising’s effectiveness. In its place has come greater tracking of ad spend and ad impact, but the entire process itself...
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WiMP goes DIY

WiMP DIY, as the name suggests, is the Scandinavian streaming company’s new service for unsigned acts, giving them a release platform for their music.
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Sandbox Issue sixty five: DIY FTW: Alex Day sounds out

DIY artist Alex Day outlines his tips on how artists can: genuinely go it alone without even having a manager; why the new breed of musicians are as tech- and business-savvy as they are musically creative; how a career in...
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Interview: DIY musician Alex Day talks fans, the irrelevance of radio and why YouTube changes everything

Music Ally speaks to YouTube sensation and DIY musician, Alex Day, to hear his views on releasing music without a label and how does it himself.
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Billboard kills off its Billboard Pro artist service

Billboard has finally axed its Billboard Pro analytics and social media management service for artists. "Billboard Pro has been discontinued, effective March 1, 2012.
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BandApp to relaunch its DIY apps platform in March

We reported earlier this year on Midemlab finalist BandApp's temporary shutdown of its platform for artist apps (Bulletin, 20-Jan-12).
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New viral videos for OK Go and Red Hot Chili Peppers

OK Go have launched a video for their new single 'Needing/Getting' that involves driving a Chevy Sonic car around the desert outside Los Angeles, using its 'retractable pneumatic arms' to hit various instruments at the roadside.
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March of the DIY iPhone artists

Remember the Mentalists and Gary Go? These two UK artists created a stir last year by making/playing music on iPhones and iPod touches. Now other artists are getting to grips with the creative potential of iPhone apps