Recent creative examples of music merch and marketing include getting cred for using Twitter, releasing an album on Nintendo cartridges, making a studiously transgressive label announcement, fansourcing mixtape art and giving John Waters a ride. Yes, the new world of music marketing has moved well beyond advertising.
Fort Atlantic on Nintendo Cartridge Album Release
The first run is sold out.
Odd Future Records on Trash Talk Signing
Odd Future Records announces new signees Trash Talk via a peculiar statement from L-Boy:
"Trash Talk is supposed to be releasing they album called "119" or some sh** thru they Trash Talk Collective Label in the fall.. don't ask me what the f*** that means cuz I don't fu***** kno. I asked Tyler's trick ass what he thought about that sh** and I really didn't give a f*** so I'm not gone put that sh** on here."
Electronic Mixtape Features Fan Art
Here We Go Magic Gives John Waters a Ride
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