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Sandbox Issue 212: Packaged Goods. Bulking Up The Music Bundle

Lead: the recent spat between Nicki Minaj and Travis Scott over who should have been number 1 in the US is arguably less about ego (although there was some of that at stake) and more about the role bundling plays in boosting...
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Amazon to release exclusive Jack White documentary and live EP

Amazon’s latest music ‘original’ comes from a partnership with artist Jack White, based around his Washington DC concert from May this year. Amazon will release a ‘Prime Original’ documentary film on the gig called...
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Sandbox 164: Pub-listing – Why Publishers are Pushing Playlists

Lead: Record labels and streaming services themselves dominate in what playlists do and how they do it, but publishers are steadily becoming attuned to how they can help both break their new signings and also give a lift...
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Tidal CEO out as Jay Z hits the phones

Tidal CEO Andy Chen has left the company, suddenly, and been replaced by Peter Tonstad, former chief executive of Tidal’s previous parent company Aspiro. In a surprisingly-blunt statement, Tidal said that Tonstad “has...
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Get Real: How VR and AR Could Change Music Marketing

Lead: Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? Well, it’s a bit of both. Our cover feature looks at the second time round for virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR). Surfing in on a wave of hype they couldn't...
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Jack White launches ‘3-in-1’ video for ‘That Black Bat Licorice’

Jack White’s image may be very much analogue, but that doesn’t stop him experimenting with some digital technology. Witness the new interactive video for his single ‘That Black Bat Licorice’, which was released yesterday....
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Jack White and Coldplay get into virtual reality

Jack White and virtual reality technology? Does not compute. Even so, White is one of the latest artists to be taking advantage of VR technology, following in Paul McCartney’s footsteps by working with startup Jaunt. It...
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UK vinyl sales already past 1m units in 2014

It’s tempting for music fans to get over-excited about the latest sales figures for vinyl in the UK: 1m units already this year, up from 780,000 in 2013, and the highest total already since 1996. Arctic Monkeys, Jack White...
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Jack White: ‘We need to re-educate ourselves about human interaction’

Jack White: RUBBISH at Call of Duty. Well, probably: White clearly isn't a fan of games full stop. "There's no beauty in sitting for hours playing video games,"
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Hey, Jack White! Many people like music AND games…

Record Store Day is a marvellous thing. Jack White's music is frequently thrilling. But his views on technology sometimes get my goat. This week is one of those times. White is an ambassador for this year's Record Store...
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Sandbox issue fifty nine: Could there still be hope for Myspace?

We wanted to dig deeper into this question so in order to get the bigger picture, Sandbox spoke with labels, developers, analytics firms, start-ups competing in this space, journalists and Myspace themselves to establish...
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Fans make photo mosaic for Jack White’s Vevo webcast

Former White Stripe Jack White is promoting his debut solo album this month, which included a livestreamed gig as part of Vevo's American Express Unstaged series on Friday.