Tag: sam smith
Sandbox Issue 246: BAD INFLUENCE. Social media’s new fault lines
Lead: Influencers are a growing part of music marketing but tighter rules on what they can do (and how explicit they must be in declaring their interests), as well as a series of scandals, are making working here increasingly...
February 20, 2020
YouTube and Sam Smith have opened… a pop-up wig shop!
YouTube’s advertising revenues were $15.15bn in 2019, as we found out earlier this month. Surprisingly, its parent company Alphabet didn’t say how much money YouTube made from selling wigs that year. We suspect it’s...
February 11, 2020
Sam Smith swaps Spotify for Apple Music in new video project
With every music-streaming service now keen on making original video projects with artists, should the latter pick one partner or find different creative treatments with several? Sam Smith is taking the latter path. Having...
October 25, 2017
Spotify expands playlist-video feature with Sam Smith
We’ve been writing about Spotify’s addition of video to playlists like RapCaviar in the US. Now the streaming service is expanding the feature globally, with Sam Smith acting as the guinea pig. Smith made his comeback...
September 11, 2017
BBC reveals Sound of 2017 emerging artists longlist
After Thanksgiving Thursday and Black Friday, welcome to Everyone Moan About The BBC’s Music Tips For The Next Year Monday! The BBC’s Sound Of… list is one of the most respected in the UK, so expect plenty of press...
November 28, 2016
Get Real: How VR and AR Could Change Music Marketing
Lead: Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? Well, it’s a bit of both. Our cover feature looks at the second time round for virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR). Surfing in on a wave of hype they couldn't...
February 25, 2015
Sam Smith gig to be streamed live into Channel 4 ad break
A gig by Sam Smith will be streamed live into the 10.45pm ad break during Channel 4’s Alan Carr: Chatty Man TV show this Friday (30th May) in the UK. Smith, who won the BBC Sound Of 2014 poll and the Critics’ Choice...
August 7, 2014
Sam Smith’s US Spotify holdout wasn’t enough to beat Lana Del Rey
Billboard has a good piece today on the US launch campaign for Sam Smith’s debut album ‘In The Lonely Hour’, and specifically the question of whether its Spotify holdout – it’s not been available to stream on the...
July 22, 2014