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Run The Jewels’ El-P criticises Spotify over fake uploads

Artists criticising Spotify has been a feature of the streaming service’s first decade, although usually the focus is on its royalty payouts. El-P from rap duo Run The Jewels isn’t just making headlines by calling for...
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Motive Unknown boss talks marketing, merch and Spotify

In 2011, PIAS Group’s head of digital marketing Darren Hemmings left to set up his own consultancy, Motive Unknown. Originally conceived as a solo freelance affair, seven years on the company has expanded to six people,...
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Midem Wrap Day Three: Blockchain, Run The Jewels, Bots and more

From blockchain and bots to Run The Jewels and digital marketing trends, it's been another busy day at the Midem conference in Cannes.
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How Run The Jewels found fame and fortune: by focusing on fans (#midem)

The secret to hip-hip duo Run The Jewels’ success? Their music, of course. But there has also been some canny marketing going on around the band’s rise to cultural prominence. Today at Midem, manager Amaechi Uzoigwe...
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And the winners of the Music Ally Digital Music Awards 2016 are…

From The 1975 and Run the Jewels to Dot Blockchain and Dice, tonight’s Music Ally Digital Music Awards showcased some of the most inventive artists, startups and people in the digital world. Our second awards were held...
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Sammy Andrews and Darren Hemmings talk social, streams and Kobalt

If you want an opinion or ten on digital music marketing, you could do worse than start with Sammy Andrews or Darren Hemmings. Head of digital at label Cooking Vinyl and founder of digital agency Motive Unknown respectively,...