Tag: online video
Post Malone gets a ‘dual-phone’ music video on Spotify
As Drake never sang: you used to call me on my cell phone, late night when you need my… cell phone too, to watch the new video from Post Malone. Yes, fans will need two phones to watch the latter artist’s new video, which...
December 18, 2019
Tidal launches personalised video-mix playlists feature
Tidal has launched a new feature called ‘My Video Mix’ which, as you will have guessed from the name, offers a series of video playlists to users. Blending human editors’ recommendations with machine-driven picks based...
November 27, 2019
Déjà Crüe: rockers Mötley Crüe blow up ‘no more tours’ contract
Back in January 2014 and in front of multiple witnesses, Mötley Crüe signed a Cessation Of Touring agreement that stated that their obliquely titled The Final Tour (July 2014 to December 2015) would be true to its name...
November 19, 2019
A day after its launch, Disney+ had more than 10m signups
What qualifies as a successful launch for a new video-streaming service? How about 10m signups by your second day? That’s the number being touted by Disney yesterday for its Disney+ service, which launched on Tuesday. The...
November 14, 2019
Dan Le Sac on what he learned from broadcasting on Twitch
Amazon's live-video platform Twitch is best known for its gaming communities, from creators streaming their play-sessions live to professional esports tournaments. But musicians have also used Twitch. One of them is British...
November 12, 2019
Vevo on how to get more YouTube views (and avoid an ‘algorithmic death-spiral’)
Ed Walker, VP of original content & production at Vevo, used his presentation at Music Ally's Sandbox Summit to explain how to ensure videos on YouTube benefit from – rather than rub against – the platform's recommendation...
November 4, 2019
Spotify makes Canvas less blank
The Canvas feature on Spotify (where a short video loops on the mobile app instead of just having the single or album artwork) is opening up to more users via the Spotify for Artists tool. Music Ally first spotted the feature...
October 11, 2019
K-Pop groups are half of YouTube’s biggest 24-hour debuts
It’s been clear for some time that YouTube is playing a significant role in the continued growth in the popularity of K-Pop outside South Korea. It’s also something we’ll be digging into at the NY:LON Connect conference...
September 12, 2019
Musicians star in ‘Seize the Awkward’ mental-health campaign
Four musicians are taking part in a new mental-health campaign aimed at teenagers and young adults. Lindsey Stirling, Hayley Kiyoko, Aminé, and Christina Perri are the stars of the latest ‘Seize the Awkward’ campaign,...
September 6, 2019
UMG’s schlager YouTube channel is doing 30m views a month
This story has been written to the soundtrack of gravelly-voiced German artist Ben Zucker, as well as the ‘Ultimatver Party Hitmix’ of his compatriot Sonia Liebing. It’s been quite the listen. Why? Because we’ve...
September 6, 2019
Taylor Swift drops ‘Lover’ video ahead of album release
What’s that? Taylor Swift has a new album out? You’d think someone in the media and/or streaming-service world would have told you, right? Just joking: ‘Lover’ is inescapable this week, with a full complement of DSP...
August 23, 2019
Mark Ronson is releasing an interactive Instagram music video
As Facebook has continued to sign music-licensing deals that include Instagram, so artists and labels have been thinking about what more they can do with music and videos on the popular social app. Mark Ronson is the latest...
August 22, 2019