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...
October 3, 2018
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...
September 20, 2018
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...
April 11, 2017
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...
June 29, 2016
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,...
June 15, 2016
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...
July 16, 2015
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...
July 7, 2015
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...
May 22, 2015
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...
April 24, 2015
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...
March 26, 2015
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....
February 4, 2015
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,...
January 20, 2015