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Smart Artists are Live Streaming Their Album Launches

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Hypebot reports: “A growing number of artists are throwing online listening parties for fans and live streaming their album launches.”

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Twitter Opens Up Tipping to All Users as Part of its Continued Push to Facilitate Creator Monetization

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Social Media Today reports: “After launching an initial test of the option with selected users back in May, Twitter is now taking the next step with its creator monetization push, by making on-profile tipping available to all users.”

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Welcome to the New Record Business Warner Music Group is Now Generating Over $270M from TikTok, Peloton, Facebook, and Other ‘Alternative’ Platforms Annually

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Music Business Worldwide reports: “Speaking during an interview at the Goldman Sachs‘ Communacopia event this afternoon, Cooper confirmed that Warner Music Group’s recorded music operation has a present run-rate of $235 million per year in revenue from “alternative offerings that create new use cases for music”.”

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Amazon Assembles Video Streaming Apps to Fight with Netflix and Disney in India

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TechCrunch reports: “Amazon has launched Prime Video Channels in India, allowing its customers to subscribe to eight streaming services including Discovery+ and Mubi from one hub (Prime Video website or app), the latest in a series of efforts by the U.S. giant to win customers in the South Asian nation.”

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Nintendo Adds New Switch Online Tier with n64, Mega Drive Games

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Gamesindustry.biz reports: “A new tier will be added to the Nintendo Switch Online subscription next month, giving users access to more retro titles.”

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Roblox Unveils Listening Parties for Music Artists

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Venture Beat reports: “Roblox unveiled Listening Parties for music artists, and its first one will be hosted by Grammy-nominated artist Poppy. With Roblox Listening Parties, artists premiere a new album in select top experiences on Roblox.”

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Social Platform Riff Secures $4M Investment from Empire, Top Dawg Entertainment, and Quality Control

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Music Business Worldwide reports: “This new investment round was joined by a trio of powerhouse music companies: Quality Control Music (home to Lil Baby, Migos, City Girls, Lil Yachty), EMPIRE (Yung Bleu, Tyga, D Smoke, Tink, Fireboy DML and more) and Top Dawg Entertainment (home to Kendrick Lamar, Isaiah Rashad, Schoolboy Q, SZA and more).”

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Crypto Asset Management Platform Cobo Bags $40M Series B

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TechCrunch reports: “Cobo, a Singapore-based crypto asset management platform, raised a $40 million Series B to accelerate the development of decentralized finance as a service (DFaaS). The round was co-led by DST Global, A&T Capital and IMO Ventures.”

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BBC and NBCUniversal Agree on Unscripted Partnership

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Forbes reports: “British public service broadcaster, the BBC, and NBCUniversal – who own streaming service Peacock, NBC, Dreamworks, Universal Pictures and a host of other entities – have agreed on a pact to find unscripted shows that will work in both the U.K. and U.S. marketplaces.”

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Misfits Gaming Group Secures $35m Investment

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Gamesindustry.biz reports: “Misfits Gaming Group has completed a new investment round to the tune of $35 million. Based in Florida, the company owns three esports teams in the League of Legends, Overwatch and Call of Duty leagues.”

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