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Grateful for the wine

9 October 2015 in Music

Rock n roll-inspired winemaker Wines That Rock has launched a limited edition wine to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Grateful Dead, with a mere 250 cases up for grabs (and already sold out, sniff). The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon was crafted by the Mendocino Wine Company together with Grateful Dead archivist David Lemieux, and inspired by the tracks Eyes of the World and Dark Star.

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Getting Lynched

8 October 2015 in Uncategorised

The David Lynch MA in Film course has opened its doors to enrolment. As one might expect from the director of Eraserhead and Blue Velvet, the art of film à Lynch isn’t that straightforward. OK, the course does promise to cover all aspects of filmmaking, but with the ‘profound addition’ of transcendental meditation as taught by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, writes Root Wilson*.

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Rolling with Ram

8 October 2015 in Music

Rolling Stone magazine is taking advertising native with Ram Truck and has rolled out the Ram Report, a daily, hosted-video series featuring the big country music news stories of the day. First up was an exclusive interview with Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum on the heels of his solo album announcement. The artist will also perform at the invitation-only Rolling Stone Country Live: Nashville event, backed by Ram, on 3 November after the night’s opener, Maren Morris.

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Get personal

8 October 2015 in Innovation

Mass personalisationNot only are consumers willing to pay more for personalised products and services, they also want to be actively involved in the personalisation process. While this might sound like a great opening for brands, those who fail to incorporate an element of personalisation into their offerings risk losing revenue along with customer loyalty, says Deloitte in its Made to order: The rise of mass personalisation report.

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Empire of music

8 October 2015 in Music

The soundtrack to Fox’s hit music drama Empire has sold over 430,000 copies, debuting at the top of the Billboard 200 and remaining in the charts for 19 consecutive weeks. And in addition to physical sales, the album has been streamed online fully, or in part, some 122 million times, reports Nielsen. The track What is Love by V Bozeman, has been streamed over 21 million times to date, Conqueror, from Jussie Smollett featuring Estelle, is the top song by sales and airplay.

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Bud takes Coasts on the road

7 October 2015 in Music

Budweiser has put its UK music tour on the road in a cool, branded bus, kicking off the nine-city series of gigs in London’s Camden with Coasts, supported by Glastonbury band Dive In. The Budweiser Live Project is currently on its way to Edinburgh and the Liquid Rooms where Coasts will give anther live performance tonight in the company of The Wombats. Next stop Leeds, writes Paloma Dios.

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Canary sings fintech

6 October 2015 in technology

Now, Silicon Roundabout may well be the hot hub for UK tech — as well as the global hangout for developers — but, hold on, what about out East? You see, not only has London’s pre-eminence in financial services made the UK capital the leading choice for fintech outfits, Canary Wharf is now home to 13 of London’s 140 recent fintech start-ups — and the South Bank comes a close second on 11, with Silicon Roundabout just back there on 10, according to a CBRE report.

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Musical rewards

6 October 2015 in Music

Millennials getting exclusive branded content in the music space are significantly more likely to reward the giver than those who have not been on the receiving end of such largesse. Not only are they are 31% more likely to like brands, they are more likely to trust (53%), purchase (37%), and recommend giving brands (58%) than their counterparts, according to research from AEG/Momentum Worldwide.

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Denim in the Boiler Room

9 October 2015 in Music

Boiler Room, which got serious traction hosting and broadcasting underground live music sessions, has cut a deal with denim brand G-Star Raw to put on a series of global performances

Funds for food

7 October 2015 in Innovation

Wednesday metric: Global food tech and media funding totalled $950 million in August, with food delivery, online ordering, ecommerce and restaurant plays proving the most attractive investments.

CoolBrands cool music

7 October 2015 in Music

Royal Albert Hall is a most surprising entry in the the top 20 of the CoolBrands 2015/16 ranking.

Gender tech

6 October 2015 in technology

With women still disadvantaged in the tech sector, it’s good to see that Apps World London 2015 (slated for 18 and 19 November), is shining the spotlight on women.

Smart snaps

5 October 2015 in Innovation

An end at last to those clichéd photos with the aid of Camera Restricta and Big Data, created by German designer Philipp Schmitt,

No ad trust

30 September 2015 in Research

Advertising and comms such as TV ads, company websites, and promotional mails, have all suffered a decline in trust among UK consumers over the last two years.

Food for London

29 September 2015 in

Start-up watch: London-based Olio has a new take on the sharing economy with an app which enables households and businesses to flag up surplus food.