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Embracer To Acquire Lord Of The Rings IP, Tripwire, Limited Run...

Games Industry Biz reports: "Embracer has announced a number of major acquisitions, including the IP rights to the Lord of the Rings and Maneater...

$500M-Backed Litmus Music Launches To Buy Publishing And Recording Rights

Music Business Worldwide reports: "A well-funded new player just entered the music rights acquisition space. Music industry veterans Hank Forsyth and Dan McCarroll are...

Deluxe Acquires German Dubbing Studio CSC

Deadline reports: "Deluxe Media has acquired German dubbing outfit Creative Sound Conception Studio (CSC), which will be rebranded as Deluxe Germany and expand its...

After Raising $37M In January, Symphonic Distribution Buys Marketing Agency, Streaming...

Music Business Worldwide reports: "Founded in 2015, Streaming Promotions says that its “mission” is to increase artist exposure on streaming services. Commenting on the...

MGM Loses Tomb Raider Film Rights, Bidding War Begins

Games Industry Biz reports: "The movie rights for Tomb Raider are currently up for grabs, after MGM failed to greenlight a sequel. TheWrap reports...

Verizon’s Prepaid Unlimited Plans Now Include 6 Months Of Disney Plus

BGR reports: "Starting this Wednesday, Verizon customers can get six months of Disney Plus for free when they activate or upgrade to a prepaid...

HBO Max Losing All Eight ‘Harry Potter’ Movies In August

Variety reports: "Expelliarmus redux! HBO Max is, once again, saying goodbye to the octet of original Harry Potter fan-favorite movies. As of Aug. 31,...

Spotify Paid $123 Million For Findaway, The Bedrock Of Its Audiobook...

The Verge reports: "Spotify’s purchase of Findaway, a platform that allows users to create, distribute, and monetize their own audiobooks, cost it €117 million,...

DJ Afrojack Inks EDM-Focused Partnership With Universal Music Group

Digital Music News reports: "Dutch DJ Afrojack has signed with Virgin Records Germany and Universal Music Netherlands for a new EDM partnership. The new...

Meta Launches Music Revenue Sharing Program, Enabling Creators To Add Licensed...

Social Media Today reports: "Meta’s looking to help creators use a wider variety of music in their video clips, while also offering another revenue...