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This Is A Custom Widget

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.

Jay-Z and friends turn the tide.

April 2nd, 2015|

Jay-Z recently bought the Swedish music streaming service Tidal, and along with his impressive band of millionaire friends, launched the new platform on Monday. I wanted to write something from my perspective; a music fan (particularly of the artists involved), a music consumer and someone who altogether doesn’t use streaming services. I’ve always bought my […]

Is U2 really the sound of Apple?

September 12th, 2014|

This week’s music media hysteria is the news that U2 has released its new album, Songs of Innocence, free to iTunes subscribers – all 500 million of them. The rest of the media world is focussed on the news that Apple is now a watch-seller.

As an exercise in chutzpah, giving your album to 500million people […]

Why aren’t we all going up stream with Spotify?

September 9th, 2014|

Music streaming is getting closer to outdoing digital sales. The latest figures show that iTunes sales are down (after a recent peak) but Spotify streams, and more significantly subscriptions, continue to rise.

Much has been written about music streaming over the years. Tech futurist Gerd Leonard has been talking about accessing content the way we access […]

Vans launches London live music venue

August 24th, 2014|

In a further effort to cement the brand firmly alongside the music industry, Vans has launched its House Of Vans live music venue concept in London.

Google tests ‘listen now’ music advertising

August 20th, 2014|

Google has confirmed that it is currently testing a new advertising system aimed at promoting music sales on the search engine.

Enigmatic 80’s sensation, Lewis, turns up alive and well

August 18th, 2014|

Earlier this year a vinyl recording by an unknown 80’s artist known only as Lewis Baloue became an unlikely Internet hit. When a recording of Baloue’s 1983 release ‘L’Amour’ surfaced on the Internet it caught the attention of listeners and bloggers who began a bidding war to claim a vinyl copy.

Brand Band Partnerships –‘selling-in’

August 15th, 2014|

A new short documentary, commissioned by Jack Daniels in Australia, is examining how the musicians feel about partnering with brands. The film-maker, Dan Graetz, founder of Graetzmedia, said that he had built a company that made music videos to help those with very little money compete with artists backed by major labels – but that […]

The clicks don’t lie: Shakira makes record breaking Internet advert

August 13th, 2014|

In less than three months a music video released by Columbian popstar Shakira, and sponsored by Activia yoghurt, has become the ‘most shared internet commercial’ in history according to Unruly.

Brands, music licencing and piracy – How Brands are indirectly funding intellectual property theft

August 12th, 2014|

Many brands with a wide target market (fast food chains, supermarkets and carbonated drinks companies for example) are un-wittingly displaying advertising on music piracy sites. This is because they often purchase bulk display-advertising placements, which in turn appear across a variety of different sites often including piracy sites.

Hop Farm Festival organiser banned from staging live music events

August 9th, 2014|

A high court ruling has allegedly banned Vince Power, the man behind Hop Farm Festival from staging any more live music events, owing to Powers not having secured the correct music licenses for his festival between 2009 and 2012.