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
AEI Group’s Diluk Dias: ‘Vilifying YouTube is like moaning about the weather or Brexit’
“I am getting pretty fucking bored of the vilification of YouTube. It’s like moaning about the weather or moaning about Brexit... We are living in a time of abundant opportunity and tech companies are putting music front...
October 12, 2017
UKF founder: ‘YouTube is a platform where you have to fend for yourself’
YouTube music boss Lyor Cohen has been winding up rightsholders recently with his views on why the 'value gap' debate is overblown. But amidst this controversy, it's easy to forget that some music executives see YouTube as...
September 25, 2017
YouTube valuation grows, while UKF makes expansion plans
How much is YouTube worth? We know how much it *was* worth to Google in 2006, when the company paid $1.65bn for the online video service. But since then, Google hasn't broken down YouTube' revenues when declaring its financial...
July 30, 2013
UKF Dubstep and Drum & Bass YouTube channels get an official iPhone app
AEI Media's UKF dubstep and drum'n'bass brand has built a huge following on YouTube. Now it's looking to mobile as the next frontier, with the release of an official UKF iPhone app. Released as a free download on the App...
February 27, 2013
UKF signs first artist on back of YouTube success
AEI Media has just signed live dubstep act Modestep to its new UKF label, riding high on the success of the UKF channels on YouTube. The channels started merely as fan sites for dubstep and drum&bass, but last month notched...
November 10, 2010