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5 Questions With: Benji Rogers of PledgeMusic

PledgeMusic is a direct-to-fan music platform that enhances the fan-artist dynamic from the creation of music to its experience in digital and live formats. The platform...

5 Questions With: Andy Swanson of Twitch

Andy Swanson is a veteran of 17 years in the gaming industry and the VP of eSports and events at Twitch. Andy got his start in 1998 at Future US where he eventually became publisher of PC Gamer, OXM and PSM. He moved onto Ubisoft and GameFly before landing at Twitch in 2013. As an early team member to Twitch, Andy was brought on to plan, evangelize and execute the strategy around brand sponsorships and integrations within Twitch’s eSports ecosystem. Digital Media Wire had the chance to ask Andy about Twitch, his inspiration, eSports and gaming culture in the interview below.

Facebook and Supercell partner on Clash of Clans AR experience

Venture Beat reports: "Five years after its release, Clash of Clans continues to be one of the top 10 grossing games on the app...

5 Questions With: Andrew Hampp of MAC Presents

There is a lot of music out there. More specifically, there is a lot of great music out there and people are constantly searching for...

Guest Article: Success in SVOD Starts with Subscription Billing

The market for streaming video on demand (SVOD) is growing fast. A new report from Research and Markets predicted 306 million homes will use SVOD by 2020, up from an anticipated 161 million by the end of 2015. Moreover, by 2020, global SVOD revenue will reach $26,794 million, which is more than twice the total revenue expected in 2015. Many companies will successfully take advantage of this growing market, but others won’t make the cut. What makes a SVOD business successful?

5 Questions With: Molly Neuman of Kickstarter

Music projects on Kickstarter are some of the most successfully funded according to Molly Neuman, Kickstarter’s first head of music. Molly’s diverse background in the world of music began as the former drummer of the band Bratmobile. She also co-owned the music label Lookout! Records and was the vice-president of the American Association of Independent Music before she was brought on to Kickstarter in January, 2016. Digital Media Wire had a chance to ask Molly some questions about her career, creative control on the Kickstarter platform, and how the music business always comes back to the people – the creatives, the fans, and the collaboration between all players that make these projects happen.

Viral Video Star Sophia Grace Signs With Abrams

Billboard reports: "Viral video star Sophia Grace Brownlee has signed with Abrams Artists Agency. She previously was with UTA. The British personality, now 13,...

Roblox Named One of Best Workplaces in Bay Area in 2019

Variety reports: "Roblox is one of the best places to work in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2019, according to global people analytics and...

YouTube Has a New Look, and For the First Time, a...

The Verge reports: "Today the brand is getting its biggest aesthetic makeover ever. The YouTube logo is being refreshed, shifting the emphasis away from...

Tumblr is launching a video chat app called Cabana

Recode reports: "Tumblr, the blogging platform owned by Yahoo, is launching a group video chat app called Cabana, the company’s first real foray into...