Tag: lady gaga
Today’s positive coronavirus-related industry stories (8 April)
We’ve broken the big positive story out as our lead today, but there are other good things to report on too. Variety has a report on how ticketed-livestreams platform StageIt is growing during the pandemic: it made $884k...
April 8, 2020
Today’s positive coronavirus-related industry stories (7 April)
We wondered if we’d need to quietly retire this regular feature after a few days. Nope. Which at least shows there is plenty of positive news to write about amid the current global health crisis. We’re still not...
April 7, 2020
Lady Gaga keen for ‘more variety’ in music-streaming
Way, WAY back in 2009, Lady Gaga was at the centre of one of the first artist-royalties controversies around Spotify, when it was reported that she’d only earned $167 for a million streams of her ‘Poker Face’...
November 4, 2019
Lady Gaga to pull R. Kelly collaboration from digital services
If we learned one thing from the controversy around Spotify’s launch of a new ‘hateful conduct’ policy last year (and its subsequent u-turn) it was that streaming platforms taking action against artists who haven’t...
January 10, 2019
Amazon Echo gave fans a sneak preview of Lady Gaga album
Amazon has acted quickly after some owners of its Echo speaker realised they could listen to unreleased preview clips of the new Lady Gaga album ‘Joannne’. A devilish hack? Er, no: all fans had to do was say ‘Play Joanne...
October 10, 2016
Why Lady Gaga wanted YouTube to keep its design ‘shitty’
Hunter Walk is a VC nowadays, but he used to be in charge of YouTube’s product development. In a new blog post on Medium, he’s been remembering what happened when YouTube gave Lady Gaga a run-through of some proposed...
June 2, 2015
Troy Carter’s next move: business journalism mogul
What next for Troy Carter after parting ways with his former management client Lady Gaga? How about trying an industry that’s even more challenged by digital disruption than music? Carter’s company Atom Factory has launched...
March 3, 2015
Backplane rebrands as Place and opens up to ‘everyone’
Well-funded startup Backplane made a name for itself by creating own-brand social networks for big stars – notably Lady Gaga, whose Little Monsters community launched its platform. Guns’n’Roses were later another band...
February 26, 2015
The album isn’t dead… but that doesn’t mean it can’t evolve
We’re getting a bit bored of the back-and-forth about whether The Album As A Thing is dead or not. We’d rather dream up some ways for the album to evolve, although we’re not yet sold on the album-as-app concept espoused...
September 24, 2014
Backplane will soon let any celebrity build their own social network
Digital startup Backplane made its name building and running Lady Gaga’s Little Monsters community, although it has also worked with Guns’n’Roses, Conde Nast and Coca-Cola. Now the company is preparing to...
June 11, 2014
No, streaming services aren’t screwing Lady Gaga
Earlier this week, Digital Music News trailed a story that it claimed would explode the streaming royalties and major artists issue. It was published last night, complete with a characteristic ‘How Streaming Services...
June 11, 2014
Bill Werde, Lady Gaga, and The Mystery of the Made-Up Journalists
We spent much of last night boggling at a Tumblr post written by former Billboard boss Bill Werde: ‘On Angela Cheng, Lady Gaga, and the Culpability of Media’. It outlines a bizarre situation around a pair of journalists...
April 1, 2014