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Nielsen finds connected TV viewing remains higher than pre-COVID-19 levels, despite lockdowns lifting

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TechCrunch reports: “The significant increases in TV watching and streaming services that were seen during the COVID-19 lockdowns in the U.S. may represent the new normal, new data from Nielsen suggests.”

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How Subscriptions Can Monetize Your Fanbase Through Recurring Revenue

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Hypebot reports: “Maintaining steady income as an artist can be difficult, so finding ways to bring in consistent revenue holds a lot of appeal for many musicians. Here we explore how to use subscription-based services to bring a modicum of stability to your finances.”

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SiriusXM CEO Expects Self-Pay Subscriber Gains in Second Quarter

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The Hollywood Reporter reports: “SiriusXM expects to grow its self-pay subscriber base in the current second quarter despite headwinds from the novel coronavirus pandemic, CEO Jim Meyer said on Thursday during the audio entertainment giant’s virtual annual shareholder meeting.”

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Will Facebook’s Coming ‘Oversight Board’ See it Change its Approach on Political Content?

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Social Media Today reports: “As Facebook continues to grapple with tough questions around what should and should not be allowed on its platforms, its new Content Oversight Board, which will help relieve some of the pressure on Zuck and Co. around such rulings, is still working through its initial training and onboarding phase, which has been slowed slightly by the COVID-19 pandemic.”

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HBO Max’s Content Head on Delaying ‘Friends’ Reunion and Taking on Netflix Amid Pandemic

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The Hollywood Reporter reports: “With HBO Max several months late to the streaming game, Sarah Aubrey opens up about how the pandemic altered launch plans and what a path back for production might look like.”

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Gismart launches way for musicians to make money from hypercasual games

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VentureBeat reports: “Mobile game and app developer Gismart has launched a way for musicians to monetize their fame through Gismart’s new hypercasual games. Hypercasual games are quick mobile experiences that can be played in a minute or less, and they’ve become extremely popular in the app stores.”

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Study highlights gender gaps in gaming preferences

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Gamesindustry.biz reports: “As much as the industry likes to say everyone is a gamer, a recent survey by NP Strategy Group shows a relatively small portion who actually identify as such.”

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Warner Music Group Sets IPO Price for Biggest U.S. Stock Launch of 2020

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Billboard reports: “Warner Music Group is expected to officially begin trading later this morning on the Nasdaq exchange with its initial public offering carrying a $25 per-share price, which means that the company is realizing an equation valuation of $12.75 billion.”

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AMC Entertainment Sees Massive Q1 Losses Of Up To $2.4B On Writedowns In Preliminary Earnings Report

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Deadline reports: “Giant exhib AMC Entertainment said it expects to report ballooning losses of between $2.1 and $2.4 billion for the first quarter ended in March on one-time charges compared with losses of $130 million the year before.”

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YouTube fights back against bias lawsuit from LGBTQ creators

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The Verge reports: “The fight between a group of LGBTQ YouTube creators and the video platform’s parent company, Google, over censorship faced its first real test on Tuesday as a California court heard arguments from both groups to determine whether the case should be dismissed.”

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