Ministry of Sound makes a game out of Instagram stories
Ministry of Sound has found an inventive use for Instagram stories: it’s turned them into a game to promote the single, ‘Mightnight (The Hanging Tree)’ by Hosh & 1979 ft. Jalja. The Sony-owned label...
May 4, 2020
What can the music industry learn from games about superfans?
The notion of 'superfans' has been talked about for years in the music industry, which is well aware of the impact the keenest fans can have on an artist's income. As is the games industry. Craig Fletcher, SVP of eSports...
February 24, 2017
Pokemon Go is a bona-fide craze – and a privacy headache
We’re not sure how many music-industry folk are hunting down virtual Pokemon in the streets around them, but the runaway success of Nintendo’s AR/location-based mobile game Pokemon Go this week is worth following.
July 13, 2016
Spotify reaches 5m downloads for PlayStation partnership
Plenty of Spotify news today: the company announced its latest mini-milestone yesterday. Its PlayStation Music app has now been downloaded more than 5m times by Sony-powered gamers, which Spotify reckons makes it “the quickest...
June 18, 2015
Paul McCartney talks digital music (a bit)
Paul McCartney has written a song for console game Destiny, which led to a day of promotional interviews – even though McCartney is happy to admit he’s not a gamer. “There are other things I like to do in my...
December 19, 2014
Rovio’s wings clipped as Angry Birds firm plans layoffs
We’ve written regularly about the growth of mobile gaming, with huge audiences and soaring revenues for the most popular games. There’s a flipside though: even one of the most famous modern mobile gaming brands...
October 8, 2014
Game video-streaming service Twitch gets into music
Have you watched Twitch? It’s an online video service focused mainly on games: live streams of people playing games, including the increasingly lucrative world of “e-sports” (competitive gaming). It ended...
July 31, 2014
The Android game with the 99.7% piracy rate
Spare a thought today for mobile games developer Lucky Frame, which has revealed some eye-watering piracy statistics for its (excellent) Gentlemen!
August 23, 2013
OK Go launch Say the Same Thing iOS/Android word game
Social word-games are pretty popular on mobile devices, thanks to apps like Words With Friends. Now indie band OK Go want in on the action with their own game called Say the Same Thing, released through their own Paracadute...
May 13, 2013
Deadmau5 stars in Shred Neffland iPhone game
The latest electronica artist to appear in a game is Deadmau5, courtesy of a licensing deal with developer Ice Cap Games. It's released Shred Neffland: featuring Deadmau5 for iPhone as a free download.
December 21, 2012
Blush link with Pretty Pet Salon developer for free download
Blush has teamed up with mobile games developer The Pretty Pet Company to launch a song based on its Pretty Pet Salon 2 iOS game.
July 9, 2012