Sandbox Issue 212: Packaged Goods. Bulking Up The Music Bundle
Lead: the recent spat between Nicki Minaj and Travis Scott over who should have been number 1 in the US is arguably less about ego (although there was some of that at stake) and more about the role bundling plays in boosting...
September 19, 2018
Videos are top digital-music consumption format in India
While MusicWatch is focusing on the US, Nielsen’s latest report turns its attention to India – a country where it claims 94% of the online population listens to music, based on its latest survey. The India Music 360 report’s...
September 12, 2018
Universal Music Publishing COO criticises Spotify over videos
Tensions between music publishers and Spotify are nothing new, but there appears to be a new fissure opening up: over the videos that Spotify embeds in its popular playlists. And for once, this isn’t a controversy fuelled...
September 10, 2018
Metallica have music videos for every song on new album
Metallica’s new album is out today, and the band are making a big push for ‘Hardwired… To Self Destruct’ on pretty much every digital platform. Including Napster: a neat publicity stunt this week saw the band finally...
November 21, 2016
Facebook in trouble for overestimating video viewing time
The last few years have been a story of strong success for Facebook’s advertising business, but its growth in video has hit a problem. The social network has admitted that it had been overestimating average viewing time...
September 26, 2016
Campaigns: CHOOSE YOUR OWN STORY WITH JEFF BUCKLEY – Sandbox 154
In partnership with Blind Design, Interlude has created an interactive video for Jeff Buckley’s cover of ‘Just Like A Woman’ from his latest posthumous album, You And I. The video follows a story that allows the viewer...
August 18, 2016
Campaigns: Video Deluxe – Sandbox 155
Perhaps more than normal, there have been a number of properly eye-catching music videos recently – so we have decided to take a closer look at the best of them. First up, J-pop band Lyrical School, who have created...
August 18, 2016
Apple Music and Spotify in music documentary arms race
You stand around for ages waiting for a streaming music service to make a documentary about a band, a record label or a genre and then three show up at once. Etc. Possibly on the back on an exclusive deal with Cash Money...
August 18, 2016
Interscope and Keshet Studios partner to create new video content
Tracks is the first fruit of a new deal between Interscope Geffen A&M and Keshet Studios that will see them create new music-centric digital video content.
August 17, 2016
Spotify debuts Deconstructing cartoon… on YouTube
Spotify has launched one of its new original video shows, Deconstructed. While the series will “premiere” on Spotify’s own platform, the first episode – ‘Deconstructing: How EDM Changed the World – has been made...
August 12, 2016
Facebook gets new video metrics for its creators
We’ve been writing about Facebook’s push into video – both native uploads and live streams – for some time. Now the social network has rolled out a new set of metrics to help video publishers and creators understand...
August 11, 2016