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Sandbox Issue 187: Live and Direct

Our lead feature this week looks at some of the most inventive and successful recent campaigns using live video on Facebook – an increasingly prominent part of the social network’s featureset. Our Tools page looks...
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Chance the Rapper debuts new video ‘live’ on Facebook

Chance the Rapper debuted his new video last night, for ‘Same Drugs’ off 2016’s ‘Coloring Book’ album. He chose an interesting way to premiere the video to fans, broadcasting the (pre-recorded) video live on Facebook. “Anybody...
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Campaigns: SXSW X FB – Sandbox 153

Half of the international music industry is currently dusting itself down after the 30th SXSW festival in Austin. In recent years, it has become as important for its focus on new technology as its focus on new music, with...
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Facebook paying digital influencers $2.2m for Live streams

Last month, it emerged that Facebook had set aside a $50m+ budget to pay media companies like BuzzFeed and individual celebrities to use its Facebook Live video feature.
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Facebook paying $50m to media and celebrities for live video

You’ll have noticed a growing number of celebs and media outlets using the Facebook Live video feature in recent weeks. What you may not have known is that many of them are being paid by the social network for this activity....
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Sigur Rós captivated the internet with ‘Slow TV’ stream

We can’t think of many better ways to spend a day than driving around Iceland with Sigur Rós’ music woozling in the background. That’s exactly what the band spent yesterday doing, with a 24-hour “slow TV” journey...
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Tumblr’s live video move ties in with YouTube and others

As expected, Tumblr launched its live-streaming video feature yesterday, but there was a twist in the way the feature works. Rather than compete with other platforms, Tumblr is working with them. “You can post live videos...
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Tumblr expected to launch live-video features today

Yahoo-owned blogging community Tumblr is joining the live-streaming video boom, launching its own ‘Live Video’ service today.
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Periscope and Meerkat may have copyright concerns ahead

A notional scenario: someone attending a gig or DJ set takes out their smartphone and broadcasts live video to their Twitter followers using an app like Meerkat or Twitter’s Periscope. What are the copyright implications?...
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Meerkat iOS app helps people livestream video to Twitter

We’ve seen a few livestreaming services come in Music Ally’s lifetime – and, indeed, a fair few go. The latest is Meerkat, which is using Twitter as its distribution platform for live video. “Meerkat allows you to...
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Last.fm Originals offers live sessions, charts and blogs

Last.fm has gathered a mass of content generated over the last few years into a new Originals section of its site.
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Livestream Broadcaster hardware could be good for gigcasts

We've written a lot about how services like Ustream and Livestream are being used by artists to stream performances to fans, but there's a big difference between someone strumming a guitar in front of a webcam, and playing...