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
UMG settles Eminem royalties lawsuit with FBT Productions
Universal Music Group has settled its long-running legal dispute with Eminem associates FBT Productions over digital royalties.
October 31, 2012
Eminem has 60m Facebook Likes, but talk-about status lags
Only 292k people are talking about Eminem's Page on Facebook – defined as the 'number of unique people who created a story about the Page' on the social network. Meanwhile, 1m people are talking about Rihanna, 1.2m about...
August 2, 2012
UMG criticised by Eminem royalties judge for ‘bamboozling’ behaviour
Things that aren’t a good sign in a court case, Part 236: the judge using phrases like “bamboozling the Court” and “attempt to dupe the court”. This is what Universal Music Group is facing in...
June 29, 2012
Eminem gets a Facebook game for Bad Meets Evil side-project
Lady Gaga's FarmVille farm was a big deal, but she's not the only artist experimenting with Facebook gaming. Eminem's new Bad Meets Evil project has its own social game of the same name, launched by Grab Games.
July 7, 2011