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Stormzy launches The Stormzy Scholarship to fund black students through Cambridge University

It’s not digital but it’s the very definition of A Very Good Thing Indeed and so worthy of coverage. Grime superstar Stormzy has set up The Stormzy Scholarship to provide funding for four black students from underprivileged...
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Sandbox Issue 210: Bounty Hunters. The Buried Treasure of Affiliate Marketing

Lead: Affiliate marketing in music used to mean taking a few pennies from download sales that you drove on iTunes or CDs that you pushed on Amazon. But with Apple Music offering significant bounties for driving subscriptions...
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Spotify flew Stormzy’s biggest UK fans to his birthday party

British artist Stormzy turned 25 last week, and celebrated with a birthday party on the island of Menorca. And, this being 2018, he celebrated by teaming up with Spotify to take some of his fans along. The streaming service...
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Brit Awards: Stormzy and Dua Lipa triumph as host shades Spotify

Apple Music and YouTube may have been the key digital and sponsorship partners for last night’s Brit Awards, but it was Spotify that got an (admittedly-unwanted) shout-out from the event’s host, comedian Jack Whitehall. Speaking...
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Sandbox Issue 188: Wham, Bam, Instagram

Lead: Speak to any artist and ask them what social platform they prefer most and chances are they’ll say Instagram. Away from the trolling on Twitter and the sinkhole of posts on Facebook, Instagram offers a calmer place...
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YouTube backs new film for grime star Stormzy

Well, it may be overselling 'Gang Signs & Prayer' a bit to call it a film, given that its length is just over 15 minutes. But the short-form project is interesting in its provenance. With a mixture of 'dramatic narrative'...
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Stormzy gets his UK number one while breaking Spotify records

Friday was a good day for British grime star Stormzy – if not quite as good a day for the successful preservation of UK chart embargoes. After a week of intense fan interest in whether Stormzy’s album ‘Gang Signs...
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Stormzy manager wins at Artist and Manager Awards

UK management body the MMF held its annual Artist and Manager Awards last night, with winners from across both sectors. Stormzy’s manager Tobe Onwuka won the Breakthrough Manager award – an early indicator of potential...