Sandbox Issue 252: Music’s extended stay in Fortnite
Lead: Last year there was a lot of excitement when Marshmello hosted a live set within Fortnite, but this year a run of shows by Travis Scott moved everything up several gears. This was aided in no small part by Fortnite...
May 14, 2020
Rolling Stones and Foals launch weekly YouTube shows
Two more artists have revealed plans for weekly YouTube formats during the Covid-19 pandemic. The Rolling Stones have launched something called ‘Extra Licks’, which will stream past live performances on their...
May 4, 2020
Sandbox Issue 238: Remixes Hit Saturation Point
Lead: Lil Nas X might have broken on TikTok but it was his deft use of multiple remixes (and collaborations) that kept ‘Old Town Road’ in the air throughout most of 2019. He claims he has 25 remixes of follow-up track...
October 17, 2019
Foals microsite tasks fans with saving content ‘before it’s lost’
2019 is a busy year for British band Foals: they’re releasing two albums: ‘Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost – Part 1’ came out in March, with ‘Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost – Part 2’ set to follow...
October 9, 2019
Sandbox Issue 227: TIK-ING BOXES. How TikTok can change music marketing.
Lead: TikTok is far more than a novelty app for people to whip up memes that have a shorter shelf life than a carton of milk. It is now breaking acts and songs in a way that other platforms cannot. We look at what the music...
May 2, 2019
Foals frontman attacks Spotify, but Keane more relaxed about streaming
The latest artist taking potshots at Spotify is Foals frontman Yannis Philippakis.
November 1, 2013
Foals frontman attacks Spotify’s ‘insulting pittance’ for artists (so how much has his last album made?)
Another day, another artist piling onto Spotify for its payouts. This time it's Foals frontman Yannis Philippakis, with the attention-grabbing claim that he'd rather fans stole his music than streamed it. "I'd rather somebody...
October 29, 2013