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This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.

Beyonce: Nu-feminist turned stripper

February 28th, 2014|

Feminism has become a fashionable term to use in the music industry – now void of hippy connotations – everyone from Lady Gaga to Beyonce Knowles to Lorde are part of what’s being dubbed the ‘fists-up feminism’ movement of our era.

Beyonce called herself a “modern-day feminist” in British Vogue last year and has a plethora of […]

Brands spend $227M annually on piracy site advertising

February 27th, 2014|

A new report published in the US by Digital Citizens Alliance has suggested that top piracy websites make $227 million a year in advertising revenue.

The ‘Good Money Gone Bad: Digital Thieves and the Hijacking of the Online Ad Business’ report says that 30 torrent sites each make around four million dollars annually with 30% of these […]

Pandora targets political brand sounds

February 26th, 2014|

With the US mid-term elections less than eight months away music streaming platform Pandora has claimed that they are able to target political adverts to users and actively predict which way they usually vote based on their music taste.

Pandora’s algorithm is reported to be able to predict (with 75-80% accuracy) a users political persuasion, saying […]

Prince conquers digital world with guerilla campaign

February 24th, 2014|

Only a matter of years ago Prince’s management would routinely tell journalists not to dare asking the 80’s sensation any questions related to the Internet. He has never been a fan of the increasingly tech-savvy side of the music industry.

On rare occasions when he does talk about technology it tends to be in negative manner: […]

Music industry gears up for The Brits

February 19th, 2014|

The Brit Awards will be broadcast Live on ITV tonight at 8:00pm and see the likes of Tom Odell, Disclosure, Bastille, London Grammar and many more go head-to-head for a variety of awards.

Presenter James Corden will be hosting the night and both Kylie Minogue and Prince have been confirmed to give awards.  It will be […]

Band Of Skulls discuss unique financing strategy

February 18th, 2014|

In an age of 360-degree deals that wrap publishing and merchandising into major labels deals, Band Of Skulls recently discussed their rather unusual semi-independent financing strategy.

With third album ‘Himalayan’ set for release at the end of March the band’s been going from strength to strength with much critical acclaim.

The album is licensed to Ignition in […]

Lyor Cohen announces Twitter music tie-up

February 17th, 2014|

Ex-Warner Music Group head, Lyor Cohen, announced an exciting partnership between his industry firm 300 Entertainment and Twitter.

For the first time Twitter will allow the company to create software that draws on music-based analytics including non-public location data related to music tweets.

The idea of the partnership is to unveil an analytical picture of how consumers […]

YouTube reveals $1 billion payout in royalty fees

February 16th, 2014|

It’s fair to say that Google-owned YouTube came under fire at Midem this year.

With the company taking part in the conference it was an opportunity for record label bosses and independent musicians to voice their concerns over the size of music royalty cheques paid to artists.

Chief Executive of Deezer, Axel Dauchez, said that YouTube was […]

Paul McGuinness bashes Google during Icon acceptance

February 11th, 2014|

One of Midem’s most stirring talks came from legendary ex-U2 manager and winner of the Billboard Industry Icon Award this year, Paul McGuinness.

He recently sold his company Principle Management to the band in a transaction financed by Live Nation, a move, which he described as “a little like attending my own funeral and reading my […]

Midem hack day creations revealed

February 10th, 2014|

The great and the geeky got together at Midem for its annual ‘hack day’ where ideas on new programs and applications are shared and then developed over a 48-hour period.

Hack-days have become a big part of technology development over the last five years, encouraging developers to think of quirky, interesting ideas to rapidly code and […]