HFA is now included in to Eminem publisher’s Spotify lawsuit
In August last year, music publisher Eight Mile Style sued Spotify, accusing the streaming service of willful copyright infringement. The company, which represents Eminem’s works, claimed that Spotify made available...
July 3, 2020
Sandbox Issue 254: The Rise of Music Podcasts
Lead: If you aren’t making or appearing on a podcast, do you actually exist? Even with DSPs and record labels investing in them heavily and building whole podcasting divisions, there is still the issue of licensing music...
June 10, 2020
Spotify and Kobalt fall out over Eminem copyright lawsuit
In August last year, we reported on a copyright infringement lawsuit filed against Spotify by Eminem’s publisher Eight Mile Style, based on around 250 songs from the company’s catalogue. The latest development...
June 1, 2020
Eminem taps Community platform for messaging with fans
"Dear Stan, I meant to write you sooner, but I just been busy," wrote Eminem on Instagram yesterday. "text me, ill hit you back" – with an accompanying phone number. And no, of course Eminem isn't giving out his cellphone...
May 27, 2020
Spotify faces new publishing lawsuit from Eminem’s Eight Mile Style
When a company connected with Eminem gets legal over digital music, the industry sits up and takes notice, thanks to a dispute between publisher Eight Mile Style and Apple more than a decade ago, as well as an equally-famous...
August 22, 2019
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
Eminem invests in Genius with lyrical partnership
Annotations site Genius has a new investor: Eminem. The rapper has invested an undisclosed amount in the company, while striking a partnership to use its service for lyrics on his own website. Eminem will also be annotating...
November 5, 2015
Words, Word Up, More Than Words, Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word, You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth (Hot Summer Night) AND SOME OTHER SONGS WITH “WORD” IN THE TITLE
Here’s an interesting lyrical analysis of the most “wordy” acts in music – i.e. who has the biggest vocabulary and isn’t afraid to regurgitate their thesaurus. It looks at their vocabulary size, their lyrical density...
July 23, 2015
Apple job listing confirms music video plans
Earlier this week, reports claimed Apple was shooting its own music videos for Pharrell Williams, Eminem and other stars. Now the company is recruiting a video producer and project manager to step up its activities in this...
July 14, 2015
Eminem’s new album makes early debut on iTunes Radio
Eminem has followed Justin Timberlake in debuting his new album on Apple's iTunes Radio 'First Play' streaming station.
November 6, 2013
Sandbox Issue 95 – The in-app crowd: mobile apps as cash cows
Lead: Snoop Lion is cleaning up with in-app purchasing, getting fans to cough up $100 each for a virtual sticker. He might be, for the music business, a one-off with regard to turning his app into a shop window, but there...
October 23, 2013