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In the Metaverse, Brands’ FOMO is Competing with Consumers Burnout

Digiday reports: "Marketers are experiencing FOMO around the metaverse, sparking a wave of brand activity, from branded in-game characters to non-fungible tokens, across a...

300 Entertainment Launches Content and Film Division 300 Studios

Music Business Worldwide reports: "The launch follows last month’s news that 300 Entertainment was sold to Warner Music Group for a confirmed $400 million,...

NBCUniversal Ups Risk on Peacock With Higher Spending

The Hollywood Reporter reports: "When NBCUniversal disclosed on Thursday that it will double its content spending on streaming service Peacock to more than $3...

Unblocked Adds $10M to Leverage NFTs to Connect Fan Communities for Primary Wave, Billboard,...

Hypebot reports: "Unblocked, also known as The Non Fungible Token Company (NFTCo) has finalized a $10 million seed round from an impressive cadre of...

Nexters Buys Three Mobile Studios for a Combined $100M

Gamesindustry.biz reports: "Nexters has shelled out around $100 million to acquire three mobile studios: Cubic Games, RJ Games, and Royal Ark. Nexters hopes to...

Hollywood in the Metaverse: 5 Considerations for Content Creators

The Hollywood Reporter reports: "In the most fundamental of terms, the metaverse will likely leverage web 3.0 technology to support real-time 3-D rendered simulations...

Disney+ is Expanding to 42 More Countries This Summer

TechCrunch reports: "Disney+ is launching in 42 additional countries and 11 territories in Europe, the Middle East and Africa this summer. Notable new countries...

Snap Renews Content Deals with Disney, NBCU, ViacomCBS

Variety reports: "The three companies will continue their collaboration with Snap to provide their current shows on Snapchat’s Discover and individually plan to bring...

Warner Music Group Is Launching A Metaverse Concert Hall Where You Can Pay To...

The Verge reports: "Warner Music Group will open an outpost in virtual world The Sandbox, and it hopes music buffs will express their fandom...

Can Crypto And Blockchain Gaming Change The Creator Vs Corporation Narrative?

Venture Beat reports: "Right now, we’re starting to see the emergence of these crypto-native IP franchises that are evergreen, community-driven, and gamer-centric, Matsumura said....

Universal Music Expands Relationship with Twitch and Amazon Music

Variety reports: "According to the announcement, the agreements will provide customers with enhanced access to some of the world’s most popular music content on...

Lemonada Media Podcast Network Raises $8M in Series A Funding

The Hollywood Reporter reports: "The latest funding round was led by BDMI, a subsidiary of the German media company Bertelsmann, with participation from Madison...

Goldman Sachs Leads $227M Investment in Live Entertainment Tech Startup Fever

Music Business Worldwide reports: "Live-entertainment discovery platform Fever has raised $227 million in a round led by the Growth Equity business within Goldman Sachs...

Will Hollywood’s Streaming Ambition Lead to Big Gaming Buys?

The Hollywood Reporter reports: "As Microsoft snaps up Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion to shore up its streaming platform, and Netflix also enters the...

Tencent Expands U.K. Presence With Approval on $1.25 Billion Acquisition of Sumo Games Group

Variety reports: "Tencent, the Chinese entertainment and tech group, was given approval last week to move ahead with its planned $1.27 billion (£900 million)...

SoundExchange Digital Radio Payouts were up 10.5% in Q4 2021

Hypebot reports: "SoundExchange has released its Q4 2021 Digital Radio Report showing $249.3 million in quarterly payouts, a $23.7 million or 10.5% increase compared...

The Industrial Metaverse: Where Simulation and Reality Meet

VentureBeat reports: "Much of the attention around the metaverse to date has centered on social experiences where people can meet up, but I’m most...

Picasso’s Heirs are Selling NFTS of an Unseen Piece from the Legendary Artist

C|Net reports: "A never-before-seen Picasso work could belong to you. And 1,009 others. The prolific abstract artist, who died in 1973, at one point...

YouTube Shorts Tops 5 Trillion Views to Date, Platform to Test Shopping and Branded...

Variety reports: "YouTube is touting the explosive popularity of its TikTok-style short-form Shorts video feature — and says it’s going to test out new...

The State of Media Diversity

Digiday reports: "In 2020 and 2021, the advertising industry renewed its focus on the need for better representation regarding diversity in ad creative and...