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After Raising $150M At $1Bn Valuation, Avatar Startup Genies Launches Network...

Music Business Worldwide reports: "Over two years since raising $150 million in a funding round, valuing the company at over $1 billion, avatar-technology startup...

Fan-Engagement Startup AmplifyWorld Launches $500k Artist Fund

Music Ally reports: "AmplifyWorld is the UK startup co-founded by Ian Matthews, drummer in rock band Kasabian. It initially emerged in 2021 as a...

Spotify Is No Longer Just A Streaming App, It’s A Social...

TechCrunch reports: "With Spotify’s recent launch of comments on podcasts, the streamer is taking yet another step toward building a social networking experience in...

While TikTok Chases YouTube, Instagram Vows To Focus On Short-Form Content

TechCrunch reports: "As TikTok continues to test the waters with longer videos, Instagram Head Adam Mosseri has said the Meta-owned social network will continue...

Noplace, The MySpace For Gen Z, Is Soaring In Popularity

Peta Pixel reports: "What’s old is new again, as seems to be the case for Noplace, a new social media app that feels reminiscent...

MTV News Lives On In Internet Archive

Deadline reports: "Days after Paramount Global purged online content of MTV News, as well as Comedy Central, TVLand and CMT, MTV News has resurfaced...

YouTube In Talks With Record Labels To Legally Access Songs For...

Financial Express reports: "YouTube seems to be in talks with record labels to license their songs for artificial intelligence tools that clone popular artists’...

The Rolling Stones Launch Beat Galaxy Inside Roblox — With UMG...

Digital Music News reports: "The Rolling Stones are taking over Roblox with their new Beat Galaxy music hub. The takeover was created in Universal...

Threads Can Now Show Replies From Mastodon And Other Fediverse Apps

Engadget reports: "Meta just made an important update for Threads users who are sharing posts to the fediverse. The company began allowing users to...

30 Production Companies And Studios Join Sustainability Push In Unscripted TV

The Hollywood Reporter reports: "Just two months after launching their formal initiative to make unscripted TV more sustainable, eco-entertainment organization Reality of Change and...