Posts tagged music industry
Posts tagged music industry
Nicki Minaj released her new fragrance name & bottle design via Twitter this morning and it’s pretty creepy.
Mariah Carey - Triumphant (Get ‘Em) Ft. Rick Ross & Meek Mill
Lousy song, lousy video… It might be the right time for Mariah to lose her record deal again. Just sayin’!
Kylie Minogue - Timebomb
Kylie Minogue and EMI have set a new record on Twitter as part of the social media ‘unlock’ campaign for combeack single Timebomb. You can watch the new music video here.
The singer promised to unveil her new single on her official website if she could achieve 25,000 tweets with the #KylieTimebomb hashtag.
Her fans achieved the feat in 43 minutes - a new Twitter record - and #KylieTimebomb became the world’s No.1 trending topic within four minutes.
The single has also been splashed on the iTunes homepage across the world.
Minogue told her fans: “You did it!!! I wanna wanna whoop.”
American singer/rapper Azealia Banks, who signed to Universal Music in January, is now being represented by Lady Gaga’s manager, Troy Carter.
Carter is the CEO of artist management company The Atom Factory and the 20- year-old from Harlem is his newest client, counted amongst teenage boy band Mindless Behavior and 13-year-old Greyson Chance.
Banks was previously signed to XL Recordings and parted ways with the label citing conflicting creative visions. After the split, she self-released the track 212 in December which reached at No. 12 in the Official UK Singles Chart.
Tupac at Coachella (video above) was morbid enough but now there are talks about there being a joint stadium tour where Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg are joined by the Shakur projection.
What a shameful exploitation of one of hip hop’s greatest talents!
Puma has stepped up efforts to be the sports apparel brand of choice for urban music and fashion loving kids by signing Jamal Edwards as a brand ambassador.
Ticket reselling hub Seatwave has responded to a Channel 4 Dispatches documentary that has shaken the live music industry from the top down.
The Great Ticket Scandal, which aired last night, appeared to show Viagogo employees confirming that leading promoters cordoned off thousands of tickets to shows by acts such as Take That, Rihanna and Coldplay – for the purpose of selling at extortionate prices through ‘fan to fan’ sites.
Dispatches journalists went under-cover at Viagogo and Seatwave to obtain filmed evidence.
The programme claimed that Viagogo also directly competes with real fans to buy tickets from primary sellers like Ticketmaster when they are made available, bulk buying through credit cards registered to various addresses - and then reselling at hugely escalated prices.
The programme has caused a huge furore on Twitter, with furious fans hitting back at both sites. However, the duo are operating as usual today – with tickets for Blur’s Hyde Park Olympic gig being sold for prices ranging from £86 to £1000.
Seatwave boss Joe Cohen has been responding to many allegations as they happen, and directing punters to a Seatwave blog, which claims: “Seatwave itself does not buy any tickets for resale. We do allow our employees to do so – it helps them understand what we do and improve our service – but they can only do so under strict guidelines. Employees cannot buy or sell during business hours, or while in the Seatwave offices, nor can they use Seatwave equipment to do so.
“They can never work from home on Fridays (often the day tickets go on sale) so they can’t be on the platform at 9am. These rules mean that any buying or selling by our employees is on such a small scale that it has no effect on ticket prices or availability and importantly, Seatwave staff are not buying during on-sale periods so as not to drive up prices.”
It adds that brokers are welcome to resell tickets through the site, but don’t get preferential treatment. It adds: “We have also sold for promoters before, but it’s a tiny amount of our business, last year it accounted for 2% of our total sales.”
Viagogo, which failed in its attempt to employ an injunction against the programme’s broadcast, issued its own statement:
“Viagogo exists to provide a safe, secure marketplace for the buying and selling of live event tickets. Viagogo is an open marketplace, and while the majority of sellers are individuals we do not disallow larger sellers, including event organisers, from selling on our platform.
“Above all we provide a guarantee that buyers will get the tickets they have paid for which has helped dramatically reduce ticket fraud and scams in the UK.”
Or so Universal thinks.
Rita Ora & Jay-Z going round radio stations introducing Party & Bullshit to the world.
On a new post on the Google blog they note how live shows or concert links are now going to be pulled into artist search. A brilliant thing, perhaps the next thing they can do is stop linking to album files and mp3 on upload sites!
“To find upcoming concert tour dates, we aggregate relevant data for events from multiple websites and show it under the band’s official website with links to the event sites where you can find out more about the event or purchase tickets.”
It looks like Google will pull the info directly from band sites and ticketing sites rather than last.fm and / or Songkick that can often be inaccurate.
And just like that Songkick gets in trouble.