The Lives of Artists – UNKLE and Relentless

“Enter the twisted and unpredictable realm of intense personal obsession and heroic artistic pursuit as we journey to the ends of the earth for the second chapter in our award-winning cinematic adventure, Lives of the Artists.” Relentless Energy have teamed up with James Lavelle, founder of the legendary Mo Wax label and the main-man behind … Continue reading

Google New

Earlier this week, Google unveiled ‘Google New’ a new feature on Google to track new features on Google. It’s often hard to keep up to date with the small tweaks that Google makes to its products, and in relation to Apple – the company does have a slight problem making noise about its brand new … Continue reading

MySpace selling their Twitter background?

Back in the bad old days, when BRR used to visit MySpace (thank the wizard-in-the-sky that artists like Sufjan Stevens, No Age and Klaxons have started streaming their albums on places like NPR, The Guardian and even AbsolutePunk) it would often be the case that bands/brands would pay through the nose to do a home-page … Continue reading

Animal Collective design shoe range for Keep

Animal Collective have designed a range of shoes for ungooglable shoe brand Keep. Pitchfork reports that all proceeds of the shoes will go to the Socorro Island Conservation Fund, which will provide support for the marine and terrestrial wildlife around the island. The big draw, is that pre-orders of the shoes will come with a … Continue reading

Bundled Smart-Phone Apps stats from the US

Music Week reports that pre-loaded apps are an important decision in mobile device buying. The study by iGR of the notoriously laggard US market found that two-thirds of phone buyers factored in the bundled apps, with 46% of these looking for bundled music apps. 48% of users use the apps that are pre-bundled with their … Continue reading

Smirnoff’s Nightlife Exchange Project

Smirnoff continue their worldwide experiential music programme with the ‘Nightlife Project Exchange’. The premise is that fourteen countries have been picked to crowd-source the best of their countries nightlife, box it up in a crate and then exchange it with another country, ready for a big global party on November 17th. Curators will be on … Continue reading

Topspin develop branded widgets and analytics platform

Last month I urged Topspin to start developing versions of their tools for brands. We didn’t have to wait long – as yesterday they unveiled their first branded widgets on their blog. Topspin’s VP of Business Development Jan D’Alessandro described a partnership to support Mazda’s sponsorship of Stone’s Throw artist Mayer Hawthorne’s upcoming US tour : … Continue reading

Samsung and OK Go make a video

“The Ultimate Creative Tool in the Hands of the Ultimate Creatives” OK Go, who recently left their label Capitol because of they wouldn’t allow viral embedding of their videos to form their own label, have just announced a partnership with Samsung. The deal seems to make a lot of sense, Samsung provide the gear and … Continue reading

SEAT produce branded music show for Channel 4

I’ve been driving a Seat Ibiza for years. The first thing I did when I got the car, was upgrade the paltry tape deck to a mad-bass ready CD system. It was cool, I was cool. Sadly, it appears that no one has relayed this information on to the guys at Seat, no one told … Continue reading

Hey Wavves Smokes Weed OK???

Nathan Williams, a.k.a. Wavves, isn’t any more shy about his enjoyment of a little puff than his buddies Bethany “Best Coast” Cosentino and Freddie Gibbs. @wavveswavves will on any given day throw up at least one tweet based on the “I have just smoked/am about to smoke weed in place x” formula (today it’s “Nobody nark … Continue reading