The O2 invites visitors to create shareable GIFs in photo booth

The O2 invites visitors to create shareable GIFs in photo booth

 The O2 has unveiled a photo booth at its London arena which it hopes will make events more shareable across social media. Created out of a partnership with R/GA London, the photo booth takes multiple shots of fans and produces a unique, highly shareable, animation. Each animation is instantly sent to fans’ mobiles to be […]

HMV revamps digital presence with mobile app launch

HMV revamps digital presence with mobile app launch

HMV is revamping its online music strategy as it launches a new digital music store and smartphone app that aims to convince shoppers of the worth of owning music rather than streaming it as it continues its recovery after being bought out of administration earlier this year. The app, which is available for iPhone and […]

Beats’ Robin Thicke ad escapes outright ban despite sexist complaints

Beats’ Robin Thicke ad escapes outright ban despite sexist complaints

The advertising watchdog has banned a TV ad for Beats Pill speakers featuring the singer Robin Thicke from being broadcast before 7.30pm following almost 100 complaints from viewers who believed the spot was “offensive” and “sexist”. The spot features Thicke performing his single ’Blurred Lines’ alongside three female models in hot pants and see-through nurse […]

Creativeland Uses Twitter to Crowd-Source Song

It started out as a hashtag. It is now a song based on a democratic message, which is compiled with 2704 tweets posted by people across India and filmed with the support of 330 people. #DontSmokeBecause is the first ever Twitter crowd-sourced song conceptualised by Creativeland Asia for the brand Godrej Aer. #DontSmokeBecause was launched […]

Google takes on Spotify with Music All Access

Google takes on Spotify with Music All Access

Google has launched its premium music streaming service Play Music All Access in the UK and is initially undercutting Spotify’s premium offering on price, with an introductory £7.99 per month offering. The service lets subscribers stream tracks to connected devices from a library of millions of tracks sourced from the music industry’s leading major and […]

Microsoft unveils Xbox Music on the web

Microsoft unveils Xbox Music on the web

Microsoft has rolled out a web-based version of Xbox Music, which puts users’ music into collections and playlists. The ad-free service allows users to go in to edit and add their playlists, with the results then synced. The service is subscription only, although non-members can sign up to a 30-day trial, and has a now […]

Cint: Music Platform Users Can Be Utilized To Determine What is On-trend

Cint: Music Platform Users Can Be Utilized To Determine What is On-trend

With enterprising music artists continuing to take advantage of social networks and digital music services to promote their work, A&R executives can benefit from surveying the users of such platforms in order to help identify up-and-coming trends and musicians to sign, suggests Cint, a global provider of tools to obtain market intelligence. Platforms such as […]

Heineken Enhances ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL with State-of-the-Art Installation

Heineken Enhances ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL with State-of-the-Art Installation

Heineken, the official beer sponsor of ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL, happening March 15-17 and March 22-24, 2013 at Bayfront Park in Miami, is transforming the beer line into the ultimate festival experience with its latest activation. Making its debut at the 15th anniversary of the famous event, the Heineken House delivers a world of electronic dance […]

Come Round: The Fun Way To Do Marketing

Come Round: The Fun Way To Do Marketing

It is said that the simplest ideas are often the most effective. Marketing and Consumer Research business Come Round, seem to be proving that with their exciting new concept, which Marcomm News decide to investigate. “The company slogan sort of says it all – Parties to make the nation talking. That is what we do, […]

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