Community takes on SuperPhone with text-marketing for celebs
We’ve been writing about text-marketing startup SuperPhone since 2016, when musician Ryan Leslie raised $1.5m to build a tool for artists to communicate with fans via SMS. Now it’s got some competition from a startup...
January 30, 2019
Sandbox Issue 200: Pod it like it’s Hot
This week’s lead feature looks at podcasting, and its relevance to labels and artists. With an estimated 484 million podcast listeners worldwide at the end of 2017, can the format help bring back some of the context to...
March 21, 2018
Music Ally report: 30 music startups worth watching in 2017
The state of the current music/tech startups scene was a big theme at the recent NY:LON Connect conference that Music Ally and the Music Business Association co-organised. Six British startups pitched their technologies...
February 8, 2017
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...
October 26, 2016
Ryan Leslie wants more data before he’ll stream his albums
Musician Ryan Leslie is also a startup entrepreneur: the artist behind direct-to-fan marketing platform SuperPhone. However, those fans can’t get his recent albums, including latest one ‘MZRT’, on streaming services....
May 9, 2016