Domino wins Music Ally’s Campaign of the Year award for Hot Chip
Domino’s campaign for A Bath Full Of Ecstasy – the seventh studio album from Hot Chip – was named Campaign Of The Year at Music Ally’s Sandbox Summit in London yesterday (30th October). It was one of five shortlisted...
October 31, 2019
Sandbox Issue 236: Power Plays. THE NEXT STEP FOR PLAYLISTS
Lead: Playlists are still enormously important for breaking acts and for building careers – but they are increasingly a moving target that gets harder and harder to hit. As they change what they are, how they work and what...
September 23, 2019
MelodyVR signs licensing deals with Beggars Group and Domino
Virtual-reality music startup MelodyVR has added another two labels to its roster of licensing partners: independents Beggars Group and Domino. The deals were announced this morning by MelodyVR’s parent company EVR Holdings,...
August 8, 2019
Sandbox Issue 217: Transfer Time. How to move fans from underperforming social channels
Lead: Artists have had to adapt to streaming microroyalties being minuscule – but equally they have had to grapple with organic reach on Facebook now nudging close to 0%. They can, of course, spend their way out of it;...
December 3, 2018
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
Middle Kids get a ‘Found Friends’ Spotify playlist-matcher
Australian indie band Middle Kids have a new album called ‘Lost Friends’ which is being promoted via a nifty Spotify playlist-matching microsite called ‘Found Friends’. The site gets fans to log in using their...
July 2, 2018
Indie labels and tech: ‘We’re not going to start building our own blockchain…’
How can independent labels make the most of disruptive new technologies, from blockchain and AI to virtual and augmented reality? A session at the Midem conference last week explored the issue. The panel included Jason...
June 11, 2018
Sandbox Issue 202: GDPR FYI (General Data Protection Regulation)
This week’s lead feature looks at how the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) comes into effect on 25th May in Europe but it has huge global implications for those holding and using consumer data. Against the backdrop...
April 18, 2018
Spotify tests new feature using video loops as song artwork
Spotify is testing a new feature that replaces static artwork for songs on its service with GIF-like looping videos uploaded by their artists or labels. In place of the full-screen artwork (accessed by tapping the now-playing...
January 5, 2018
Domino turns Franz Ferdinand Spotify pre-save into a fan club
The ability for fans to ‘pre-save’ an album on Spotify has become an increasingly-common marketing tactic since Kobalt pioneered the idea last year with Laura Marling. Now independent label Domino Records is trying...
November 8, 2017
Ducktails albums pulled from several streaming services
Several albums by Ducktails – the project for American independent musician Matt Mondanile, formerly of Real Estate – have been pulled from streaming services. Pitchfork claimed that distributor The Orchard was responsible...
November 1, 2017