Lead: Sony Music India artist Badshah claimed to have broken the 24-hour record on YouTube for 75m plays of his track ‘Paagal’ in July. Then people started asking questions. It eventually emerged that the track’s success had been boosted by TrueView ads before and during other YouTube videos, all of which counted toward the opening […]
Drake didn’t quite get a clean sweep of the streaming services’ end-of-2018 charts: Justin Timberlake was Amazon Music’s top artist, for example, while SoundCloud’s rankings were headed by Juice WRLD. […]
The video for Maroon 5’s single ‘Sugar’ has been popular on YouTube, with nearly 2.7bn views so far for the band’s exploits crashing wedding receptions. YouTube liked it so much, it’s now commissioned an entire series based on the video’s concept.
w‘Sugar’ will be an eight-episode show behind the YouTube Premium paywall, executive-produced by Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine. It’ll choose deserving people to get special ‘pop-up’ performances from their favourite stars, with Snoop Dogg, Blake Shelton, Fifth Harmony, Bad Bunny, Kelly Clarkson and Charlie Puth among the artists taking part.
Is music’s clout diminishing on YouTube? Maybe not in overall numbers, but there’s certainly less of a musician presence in the upper reaches of the top channel charts on Google’s […]
Apple has announced first acts playing its annual iTunes Festival in London this September, bagging Pharrell Williams, Kylie Minogue and Maroon 5 as headliners for the month-long event. David Guetta, […]
The excitement around Foursquare hasn’t dropped off, exactly, but the social location app seems less of a revolution nowadays, and more part of a wider tapestry of innovation around location based services.
Let’s party like it’s 2009! An artist is suing games publisher Activision over the use of their likeness in the Band Hero game, just like the good old days. Admittedly, Maroon 5 singer Adam Levine is nearly two years behind the likes of Courtney Love and No Doubt, but better late than never.