Storming the Charts? More Like Rattling Cages

After the success of the Christmas No.1, Rage Against the Machine, anti-X-Factor facebook campaign, a lot of copycat campaigns have sprung up attempting to achieve the same effect, and get specifically unknown music into the…

MIA’s Mystery Video a Marketing Success

On Tuesday, M.I.A. tweeted a link to a music video without explanation, and the press (don’t make me say Blogosphere) jumped on it, full of speculation about what it could possibly be.  Oddly, it turned…

HMV Slated To Partner With Luminar

HMV is one high street music chain that has thus far survived the decimation that has killed off Zavvi, Fopp, and other music retailers, and Luminar is a behind the scenes operator of a large…

Connect With Fans the Old School Way

The Daily Mail has unearthed an old letter from a certain David Jones, dated September ’67. Bowie responded to his first American fan letter, from a 14 year old girl named Sandra, personally and fully….

Distribution and Marketing for Music Videos

After we published the post on the comparison between our digital music distribution service and those of our competitors, we got some comments talking about tools that you can use to promote your music online….

Blackroc – Album Release Analysed

We posted a couple of times about the upcoming release of the Black Keys’ Blackroc project. It hit the stores (well, some of them) last Friday, and had gone straight to the top of iTunes’…

Posting MP3’s for Free Helps Drive Sales

Australian blogger Andrew McMillen recently hosted a panel on the digital music industry in Perth, on which sat Simon Wheeler – director of digital at Beggar’s Group, an amalgamation of some big indie labels here…

Digital Music Store Focus – Recordstore.co.uk

London based company Digital Stores Limited has been building online shops for various high profile clients for the best part of a decade (they were incorporated in ’97), and have put up their own record…

Digital Music Store Focus – Napster 2.0 <

Napster originated as a peer-to-peer music service in 1999, one of the first that gained widespread popularity. Unlike modern bit-torrent services it provided a connection between users through a central server, and this direct involvement…

Digital Music Store Focus – iTunes

No prizes for recognizing that logo, this is the biggest music store on the web. The store isn’t available using a normal web browser, only by installing Apple’s proprietory iTunes software, relentlessly updated to include…