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Ariana Grande gets four-part docu-series commissioned by YouTube

Ariana Grande has been breaking Spotify records with her ‘thank u, next’ track, and now she’s become the latest artist to get her own documentary on YouTube. In fact, ‘Ariana Grande: Dangerous Woman Diaries’ is...
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Sandbox Issue 214: Radio Ahead. Pitching to the non-traditional radio giants

Lead: In the good old days, you could just employ a plugger to get your songs played on radio (or, if you had deep pockets and shallow morals, you could engage in some light payola). Today what “radio” actually is has...
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Sandbox Issue 212: Packaged Goods. Bulking Up The Music Bundle

Lead: the recent spat between Nicki Minaj and Travis Scott over who should have been number 1 in the US is arguably less about ego (although there was some of that at stake) and more about the role bundling plays in boosting...
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Apple Music and Spotify in music documentary arms race

You stand around for ages waiting for a streaming music service to make a documentary about a band, a record label or a genre and then three show up at once. Etc. Possibly on the back on an exclusive deal with Cash Money...
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Rick Rubin rolls out the memories on Genius

Lyrical annotations service Genius has a new user, and he’ll be familiar to many of you: Rick Rubin. The famous producer has been adding his studio memories to a selection of tracks on the service, with anecdotes about...
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Rolling Stones to stream archive of concert films through Facebook

The Rolling Stones are the latest artist to work with e-commerce firm Screenburn to stream films to fans on Facebook, following in the footsteps of Katy Perry and Paul McCartney. The Stones are making six films available,...
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Beats Music launches YouTube documentary about Do The Right Thing

It’s the 25th anniversary of Spike Lee’s Do The Right Thing film, and Beats Music is celebrating with a short documentary on YouTube. The 23-minute video was published this week, featuring Lee and several cast...
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James Brown documentary gets dedicated WhoSampled site

Given he is the most sampled artist of all time, it is only fitting that a new documentary on James Brown, Get On Up, is being linked in with WhoSampled as part of its digital marketing. WhoSampled estimates his recordings...
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Merge Records gets 25th anniversary promotion on Google Play

While the YouTube v indies row continues to simmer, other parts of Google’s business are working more positively with independent labels. The Google Play store has a new promotion this week for US indie Merge Records,...
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Katy Perry ‘Part of Me’ documentary being streamed on Facebook

Fans of Katy Perry are getting another chance to watch ‘Katy Perry The Movie: Part of Me’, but this time on Facebook. The 2012 film focuses on the star’s tour the previous year, and has been made available...
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Imogen Heap unfazed by Kickstarter failure

Musician Imogen Heap didn’t manage to raise £200,000 on Kickstarter to make her Mi.Mu gestural music gloves – her campaign stalled at £133,000. However, she’s pressing ahead. “It actually worked out...
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Bob Marley documentary gets simultaneous Facebook and cinema release

You may have caught the buzz around a new Bob Marley documentary called 'Marley', directed by Kevin Macdonald.