From Spotify’s turn-off to BritBox’s turn-on

We’re a creative bunch. Ideas are what get us up in the morning, and when we see a good one, we can’t help but share it. Whether it’s on a lengthy email chain, a scrap of paper left in a meeting room, or a post on our Workplace group – ideas are always flying around the We are Vista Studio.

This is our round up of the best of them. This is the Weekly Debrief.

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Spotify’s muted response

If certain singers on your Spotify playlists turn you off, you can do the same to them. Literally. In its latest update the music streaming service with 96 million paying customers worldwide, have introduced a function allowing iOS users to mute specific artists. Your de-selection will unplug the artists from your playlists, libraries and radios.

However the decision to enable the feature could not be entirely led by musical tastes. Seemingly in the wake of the #MuteRKelly movement pressure has mounted on Spotify to respond to the issue of some of their featured artist’s questionable ethical and moral behaviour. So whether you just don’t like Duran Duran’s music, or you think they should be binned-off your playlists for unforgivable crimes to fashion is up to you. Read more about the debate here and listen out for updates in the coming months.

A brit of a new streaming service

We’ve all heard of the phrase Netflix and chill but what about BritBox and tea? It could become common vernacular later this year if plans for a new streaming service which brings BBC and ITV together to provide a new streaming service.

Offering content from old the archives to the best of recent shows plus brand-new commissions, BritBox is proposing to be the streaming service which provides the biggest collection of British content. The service is already successful in North America having already exceeded targets with over half a million subscribers.

Ridley Scott shoots Hennessy Odyssey

Oscar-winning director of Gladiator, Alien and Bladerunner, Ridley Scott, has turned the clock back in the latest advertisement for Hennessy X.O. Scott started his career shooting commercials and made his name in the world of TV advertising back in the 60s and 70s before breaking into Hollywood. The short film explores the seven tasting notes and takes the viewer on a dreamy and surreal journey through each one.

The film was originated by DDB Paris and first aired on the 24th of February during the 91st Oscars ceremony so fi didn’t stay up all night to watch it, you can see it here. And remember kids please watch responsibly.

Image source: Britbox