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Sandbox Issue 229: Partnerships. How labels are sharing marketing

Lead: Collaborations have long been a staple in the music industry, but something different is happening today as social media and analytics become key parts of marketing campaigns. In the “old days”, labels would trade...
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Independent labels optimistic about sync opportunities in 2019

The UK’s independent-music trade body AIM is preparing for its first AIM Sync global sync-licensing conference, which takes place in London on 28 January. Ahead of the event, some of the speakers told Music Ally about their...
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The Cinematic Orchestra launch website designed for offline use

Ninja Tune artist The Cinematic Orchestra have relaunched their website with a fun twist: it wants fans to use it offline. “To Believe… disable your internet connection now,” it explains, when they land on its homepage....
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A&R in the digital age: ‘Learn with your artist and be open to admitting your mistakes’

In a world of streaming, social networks and the ability for any artist to get their music up on digital platforms, how is the role of the label A&R evolving? A panel at AIM’s Indie-Con conference in London today addressed...
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Coldcut on 30 years of innovation: ‘We are finally growing up’

30 years ago, Matt Black and Jon More met on the mixtape and rare-groove scenes in London and formed Coldcut as a rolling music, technology, art and politics project. They had enormous hits in 1988 with ‘Doctorin' the...
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The magic words of A&R: storytelling and market knowledge

The final morning of the Midem conference included a panel on how to sign and develop artists, as digital's impact grows on both discovery and consumption. Speakers were Vidhi Gandhi (A&R at Ninja Tune), Patrik Larsson...
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Bonobo track was cut down to boost its Spotify playlist chances

When is an exclusive not an exclusive? When it’s a special edit of a track designed to work across multiple Spotify playlists. ‘No Reason’ is the second single from Bonobo’s ‘Migration’ album,...
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Sandbox 172: Locally Sourced Playlists

Lead: As streaming playlists have created their own centre of gravity around breaking new acts and tracks, there are mounting criticisms that this same centre of gravity benefits only acts from a handful of already-dominant...
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Pandora and artist Ash Koosha join protests against Trump immigration ban

A number of US technology companies have spoken out against Donald Trump’s executive order banning citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the US. Yesterday, music-streaming service Pandora joined them,...
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Bonobo track expanded audience through Spotify playlists

There’s been a lot of discussion this year about whether Spotify’s big in-house playlists present an advantage to the biggest North American artists. Here’s something that bucks that trend: a partnership between...
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Ninja Jamm for iPhone (App Review)

Ninja Jamm, the new music remix app from label Ninja Tune, has been some time in the making. Label co-founder Matt Black talked about the project last October at the ADE conference in Amsterdam, targeting a December/January...
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Indie subscriptions launch from Ninja Tune and Rough Trade

The quiet success of Drip.fm and its highest-profile customer Domino has been making a number of indie labels and companies think again about launching their own subscriptions. This month has seen two prominent launches:...