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Casino Firm Penn National Gaming Buys Stake In Barstool Sports In...

Deadline reports: "Casino company Penn National Gaming has acquired a stake in Barstool Sports – a deal that values the online sports publisher at...

Analysts Hope AT&T Earns Shed Light On HBO Max, Turner

Deadline reports: "AT&T Wednesday reports its first full calendar year financials after officially tucking up Time Warner. It’s been a tumultuous 12 months with...

How Social Media Is Helping Execs Bond With Artists — And...

Billboard reports: "In early 2019, Columbia Records chairman/CEO Ron Perry DM’d Lil Nas X on Instagram. The rising artist wasn’t responding to Columbia’s A&R...

YouTube is using massive e-sports leagues to take on Twitch in...

The Verge reports: "Amazon’s Twitch, Microsoft’s Mixer, and Google’s YouTube are all in the middle of individual creator wars, placing million-dollar bets on the...

Executive Turntable: Moves at Warner Records, Big Machine, Los Angeles Philharmonic...

Billboard reports: "Gail Samuel has been promoted to president of the Hollywood Bowl and chief operating officer of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, it...

TikTok Inks First Major Global Licensing Deal With Merlin

Hypebot reports: "Global indie licensing powerhouse Merlin has signed a global partnership with hugely popular short-form mobile video app TikTok." Read more

Digital Distributor Play MPE Launching in Canada With Universal Music Deal

Billboard reports: "Play MPE, the digital music distribution service owned by Vancouver’s Destiny Media Technologies with clients in the U.S., Australia, South Africa and...

ViacomCBS Remakes Exec Ranks Amid Cost-Cutting

Hollywood Reporter reports: "When ViacomCBS was formed Dec. 4, some insiders predicted that Joe Ianniello, the CBS chief executive who was suddenly second fiddle...

Hasbro’s $3.8B Takeover Of Entertainment One Cleared By UK Antitrust Body

Deadline reports: "Hasbro’s $3.8B deal to acquire film and TV studio Entertainment One has been given the green light by the UK’s antitrust body....

Spotify In Early Talks To Acquire Bill Simmons’ Ringer Network

Forbes reports: "Over the weekend, The Wall Street Journal reported that Spotify, who as Forbes noted a couple weeks ago, was looking to break...