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DJ Regard gets his own Regard Runner promotional game

Music Ally last covered Kosovo-based artist DJ Regard in September 2019, when his 'Ride It' track became a TikTok-assisted viral hit. Now the artist, signed to Ministry of Sound, is getting his own casual game, Regard Runner,...
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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...
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Ministry of Sound playlists back on Apple Music rivals

Cast your minds back to October 2018, and a story we wrote about a playlists partnership between Apple Music and Ministry of Sound. The gist being, as Ministry’s profile on that streaming service explained it: “All...
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Music marketing on TikTok: ‘Give the audience the opportunity to be their own influencer’

As a platform, TikTok continues to generate strong opinions within the music industry regarding what kind of licensing deals it needs, and how much it could or should be paying rightsholders. But it’s also generating a...
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Confirmed: Ministry of Sound shifts its playlists to Apple Music

We alluded to this in yesterday’s story about Sony Music boss Rob Stringer’s comments about Spotify and streaming, but it’s worth a standalone piece.
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Apple Music exclusive sees Ministry of Sound de-list (but not delete) Spotify playlists

Reports earlier this week of an exclusive playlists partnership between Ministry of Sound and Apple Music have now been confirmed. “All Ministry of Sound playlists and the monthly Ministry Mix – only on Apple Music,”...
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Ministry of Sound set for branded-playlists Apple Music deal

Dance brand Ministry of Sound is up to something with Apple Music, as revealed by a TV ad (as well as an Apple Connect post) with a prominent date: 04.10.18. MBW reports that “Apple Music is going to officially begin...
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Ticket search engine TickX raises £3m funding round

British startup TickX is a ticketing search engine, aggregating listings from other ticketing firms, growing to a catalogue of more than 125k events. Now it has raised a Series A funding round of £3m, led by investment firm...
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Sony Music / Ministry of Sound acquisition has digital implications

“People do things within big companies that are immensely damaging to the industry, but I do understand the reasons why they do them… you’ve got very short-term decisions made by people on the basis that they have five...
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Brand Aid Part 2 – Sandbox 160

In part two of sandbox’s investigation into bands, brands and digital marketing, we look at the role that labels can play in securing the right partnership deals, as well as looking at some of the best and worst brand marriages.
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Ministry of Sound launches new ‘Live’ streaming app

Ministry of Sound’s relationship with streaming services like Spotify? It’s complicated. But the company has always developed its own digital music services to sit alongside those of its distribution / sparring partners. The...
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Ministry of Sound invests in ticketing startup TickX

Ministry of Sound is already a business with many arms, but now it’s playing tech investor. The company has taken a “significant” stake in British ticket aggregation startup TickX, which launched last December. The...