Tag: ed sheeran
PPL’s 2019 ‘most played’ chart hogged by collaboration tracks
British collecting society PPL has announced its annual charts of the most played tracks and artists in the UK, based on data from radio, TV and public performance locations (pubs, bars, shops etc). No surprises for guessing...
June 22, 2020
Today’s positive coronavirus-related music industry news (27 March)
Let’s start today with Germany, at a time when bodies representing musicians and the music industry are pressing governments around the world for relief and support.
March 27, 2020
How to Make a Big Artist Comeback
If a pop star wants to go away, can they ever really ”go” away? In an age of always-on communication, the marketing fires can never go out completely; but the longer they stay away or the quieter they are, the harder...
February 10, 2020
Kilimanjaro Live responds to critics of Ed Sheeran resale policy
Within the music industry, Ed Sheeran and promotions firm Kilimanjaro Live have won plenty of praise for their stance against ticket touting. Not just for criticising the practice, but for taking action – helping fans with...
September 2, 2019
Sandbox Issue 234: The New Era Of Music Videos
Lead: In the 1970s, “pop promos” (as they were called) were the preserve of the mega-star act, but after the launch of MTV in 1981 they became standard practice across the industry. The arrival of YouTube in 2005 may...
August 8, 2019
Aussie fans can create videos with Ed Sheeran’s official app
The launch of a smartphone app for fans to create and share their own videos with Ed Sheeran’s music (legally!) forming the soundtrack should be big news. But it seems that the Ed No. 6 app is only available in Australia...
August 1, 2019
Ed Sheeran #BeautifulPeople TikTok challenge races to 335m views
Ed Sheeran is big for streams, sales, socials, concert audiences… and now he’s big on TikTok too. To be specific, Sheeran has launched a challenge on that social app for his latest track, the Khalid-featuring ‘Beautiful...
July 30, 2019
800+ playlist-adds took Ed Sheeran to 69m listeners (and 46.5m first-day streams) on Spotify
Spotify is putting out some stats around the latest Ed Sheeran album. According to its announcement this morning, Sheeran has set a new record for monthly listeners on Spotify: he’s on 69.1 million at the time of writing,...
July 18, 2019
Lickd says Ed Sheeran is most-longed-for licence for YouTubers
Ed Sheeran is big on YouTube: as Music Ally recently reported, his channel has just passed the milestone of 40 million subscribers, while it’s now also past the 17bn views mark. However, Sheeran is also the top artist cited...
July 10, 2019
New YouTube milestones for Ed Sheeran and Shawn Mendes
Ed Sheeran and Shawn Mendes are no stranger to big digital numbers. Their latest achievements come from YouTube. Sheeran’s official artist channel has just reached 40 million subscribers, which YouTube says makes him only...
July 3, 2019
Sandbox Issue 229: Partnerships. How labels are sharing marketing
Lead: Collaborations have long been a staple in the music industry, but something different is happening today as social media and analytics become key parts of marketing campaigns. In the “old days”, labels would trade...
May 29, 2019