Day: 8 novembre 2017

Director, International Sales and Marketing – The Orchard – London

Position:  Director, International Sales and Marketing Location: London, UK (other European locations would be considered) We’re looking for a smart, organized, motivated and forward-thinking music and video marketing, sales and distribution professional to drive and manage our retail marketing and sales function across all formats in the UK and Europe.  The ideal candidate will oversee […]
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Twitter rolls out 280-character limit more widely

Given everything else that’s going on in the world, you’d hope people won’t get too carried away getting angry about Twitter doubling the character limit in its posts.
Having tested a new 280-character limit earlier this year, the feature has now rolled out to everyone bar Japanese, Korean and Chinese users, for whom Twitter says “cramming” is not an issue.
In its blog announcement, Twitter is keen to point out that the change may not be as big as people feared, based on its test.
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Snap stock drops after disappointing quarterly results for Snapchat

Are the wheels well and truly coming off the Snapchat bandwagon?
Parent company Snap, Inc published its latest quarterly financial results last night, and while its revenues grew by 62% year-on-year to $207.9m, the company’s net loss ballooned to $443.2m compared to $124.2m this time last year.
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Big Shaq gets an augmented-reality Facebook Camera effect

In our recent report on augmented reality technology, we suggested that rather than launching standalone AR apps for artists, labels would do better exploring some of the AR features in the big social apps.
Now Island Records has offered a new example with the biggest social app of all: Facebook. The label has launched a Facebook Camera effect for British artist Michael Dapaah (aka Big Shaq), based on his new track ‘Man’s Not Hot’.
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Domino turns Franz Ferdinand Spotify pre-save into a fan club

The ability for fans to ‘pre-save’ an album on Spotify has become an increasingly-common marketing tactic since Kobalt pioneered the idea last year with Laura Marling.
Now independent label Domino Records is trying something a bit different with the idea: its pre-save campaign for Franz Ferdinand’s new album is structured as a “fan club”.
“Subscribe to go behind the scenes on the making of our new album ahead of its February 9 release,” explain the band on their Always Ascending Fan Club website. “Curated by the band, you’ll get exclusive photos, videos, lyrics and insights, plus every track from Always Ascending saved to your Spotify library as soon as it’s released.”
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Crowdsourced-gigs service MyMusicTaste raises $11m

South Korean startup MyMusicTaste has raised a Series C funding round of $11m for its service which enables fans to request gigs by their favourite artists.
KTB Network led the round according to TechCrunch, with Softbank and Samsung’s investment arms also part of the funding.
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Amazon launches Echo devices and Alexa in Japan

Amazon is continuing its slow-but-steady global rollout of its Echo smart speakers and Alexa voice assistant. Having launched the devices in India in October, now they’re debuting in a major music market: Japan.
The Echo, Echo Dot and Echo Plus speakers are available to pre-order today, and will ship to Japanese customers next week. Meanwhile, Alexa is being opened up to Japanese developers to create local ‘skills’ for the devices.
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Taylor Swift to make streaming services wait for new album

It wouldn’t feel right to have a new Taylor Swift album without an almighty hoo-ha around streaming, despite the star’s rapprochement with Spotify in June.
Multiple reports overnight explain that her new album ‘Reputation’ won’t be available to stream when it’s released this Friday.
Bloomberg suggested the album will be withheld for a week, while the Financial Times claimed that its non-streaming window could be up to two weeks, with both reports warning that a final decision has not yet been made, even though the release is just two days away.
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Spotify, Deezer and SoundCloud launch European lobbying coalition

Music-streaming services Spotify, Deezer and SoundCloud are among the founder members of a new coalition that plans to represent the European digital music industry in Brussels.
Streaming service Qobuz, B2B firm 7digital and music-analytics startup Soundcharts are the other three founding members of Digital Music Europe. Its president will be Deezer CEO Hans-Holger Albrecht, while its chairman will be Spotify’s director of EU regulatory affairs Olivia Regnier.
According to its launch announcement this morning, DME will “showcase and promote the success of the European digital music industry, it will serve as a resource for policy-makers, media and the digital music industry, and will advocate for policies that shape a favourable business environment for digital music”.
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