Lead: Documentaries used to be ponderous 90-minute affairs, but now they are part of the “exclusive content” arms race, with digital services bankrolling them and chopping them into web-friendly consumable chunks. We look at how this is changing the way streaming services position themselves and what this new wave of original video programming will mean. Campaigns: Andrés […]
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 and its artists (see yesterday’s bulletin), Apple Music is reportedly making a documentary about the label whose roster includes Drake, Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj. Oh, and Paris Hilton.
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 […]
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. […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
You may have caught the buzz around a new Bob Marley documentary called ‘Marley’, directed by Kevin Macdonald.