Sandbox Issue 237: VIEWTUBE. When Music Video Plays Get Juiced
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...
October 3, 2019
Latest artist-focused podcasts: Frank Turner, T.I. and Oasis
It isn’t that long since George Ezra and Jessie Ware were the only two artists with podcasts that many people could name. Many more are at it now. Two of the latest examples are Frank Turner and T.I. British artist Turner...
August 30, 2019
Music Ally Podcast #49 Beats Music, Auto Shazam, YouTube lyric videos and more
This week saw Music Ally's Eamonn Forde and Stuart Dredge return to their microphone and cups of tea to talk digital music for our podcast
February 3, 2014
TrendWatch: UGC fan music contests
If you’re a modern band with a strong connection to your fans, why not get them to do some free work for you? Like remix your new single, or create a video for it, or provide footage for your website or DVD by filming...
March 26, 2009
The Times / iTunes to give away free Noel Gallagher live tracks
UK newspaper The Times has signed a deal with iTunes and Big Brother Recordings to give away a bunch of live tracks recorded at Noel Gallagher's Teenage Cancer Trust Royal Albert Hall gig in 2007, initially as downloads,...
March 6, 2009
Our favourite Songsmith YouTube cover so far
Simply beautiful. Although they could do with putting a donk on it, really…
February 5, 2009
Comes With Music lacking Arctic Monkeys, Franz Ferdinand, Oasis…
By way of an update to our earlier hands-on, we've been digging around Nokia's Comes With Music service, and have found some rather big bands aren't on there. To name but three: Franz Ferdinand, Arctic Monkeys...
October 15, 2008