Sandbox Issue 217: Transfer Time. How to move fans from underperforming social channels

Lead: Artists have had to adapt to streaming microroyalties being minuscule – but equally they have had to grapple with organic reach on Facebook now nudging close to 0%. They can, of course, spend their way out of it; but there is also the option to start to move their fans over to other social […]

Study claims social media ‘increases depression and loneliness’

You know what makes us feel sad? Studies about how social media makes people feel sad. The latest comes from the University of Pennsylvania, based on an experiment involving 143 people completing a survey about their mood and wellbeing, while also sharing screenshots of their iPhone battery screens (which shows how long they’ve been spending on […]

Social Strategist & Digital Marketeer (12 month contract) – Sony Music – London

Overview Responsible for devising best in class digital marketing and social media strategies for artists; the setting and achieving of campaign-specific objectives & KPIs; the coordination/creation and upkeep of regularly updated social media strategies and the preparation of reports to inform key stakeholders & strategy moving forward. The candidate will work closely with artists, artist […]

Digital Assistant – Tru Thoughts – Brighton

Tru Thoughts is looking to hire a Digital Assistant to work in-house at our office in Brighton. The candidate should be confident and organized, with a demonstrable passion for the label’s music (and a love of being by the sea). This role will consist of working alongside Project Managers and the Press Department to plan and execute successful campaigns; with a particular […]

Top-10 social profiles have thousands of impersonators

Beyoncé, Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez are among the musicians with the largest followings on social networks – but also those with the greatest number of impersonators. That’s according to the New York Times, which commissioned a company called Social Imposter to research the number of people pretending to be one of the top 10 accounts […]

Social Media and Digital Content Editor – Warp Records – London

Social Media and Digital Content Editor Warp Records is looking for a Social Media and Digital Content Editor to join us, promoting our roster of groundbreaking artists. You should be an all-rounder with great copy writing skills, plus the eye for and the skills to create and commission engaging images, film and design for social media […]

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