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Warner Music Group signs partnership with DotBlockchain

Blockchain startup DotBlockchain appears to have secured a high-profile new partner from the rightsholder world: Warner Music Group. “In the next months, Warner Chappell publishing and WMG labels will collaborate with us...
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Tidal reveals its latest telco partnership: Vivo in Brazil

Hot on the heels of its partnership with MTN in Uganda, Tidal has announced another telco deal – this time in Brazil. It’s working with Vivo there, with ‘exclusive subscription offers’ for the telco’s 75 million...
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Director, Partner Development Analytics – Sony Music – New York

This position is part of Sony Music Entertainment’s Digital Partner Development group. This division focuses on the global management of Sony Music’s Digital Partners with the goal of maximizing revenue through SME’s...
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Sandbox 160 – Brand Stand

Lead: In the second part of our special look at music, digital and branding, we speak to the record labels about how their dedicated divisions are adapting to online and mobile by securing the right partnerships deals. We...
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Sandbox 159 – Brand Aid

Lead: In this issue of Sandbox and the following one, we look at the ways in which brand partnerships have evolved in response to digital and how they now straddle everything from app sponsorship to VR. In the opening part,...
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Flipagram raises $70m and strikes label licensing deals

We see a lot of noise around startups getting people to share photos and videos with music, but very few of them get any traction. That’s not something you could say about Flipagram: the US startup has just raised a startling...
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YouTube gaming star PewDiePie made $7.4m in 2014

Felix Kjellberg – aka PewDiePie – is one of the most high-profile YouTube stars thanks to his “Let’s Play” gaming videos, and a huge audience of subscribers on Google’s video service. Now we know how that’s...
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Boiler Room now has a 24/7 channel on Twitch

Live-streaming service Twitch has been ramping up its partnerships with musicians and labels, particularly around dance music. Its latest is with a familiar brand: Boiler Room. It now has an official channel on Twitch pitched...
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Victorious launches apps for YouTubers – with music deals ahead

It’s selling US startup Victorious a bit short to describe it merely as ‘Mobile Roadie for YouTubers’, but that’s a good starting point. The company has a platform to make iOS and Android apps with a mixture of social...
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Tidal planning to launch in six more countries next quarter

Tidal, the streaming service now owned by Jay Z, is showing a countdown on its website that (at the time of writing) stands at just over four and a half days. Mark Monday, then, as the date for a full announcement of Roc...
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Twitter’s Promoted Tweets extend to Flipboard and Yahoo Japan

Like Facebook, Twitter is taking steps to build out an advertising network that extends beyond its own service. Yesterday the company announced the first partnerships to extend its ‘Promoted Tweet’ feature beyond Twitter....
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Rdio pushes further into the connected home at CES

CES continues in Las Vegas, and in amid the drones, 3D printers and curvy televisions is some digital music news. Rdio, for example, had a flurry of announcements about its partnerships with consumer electronics companies,...