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CAA Launches Initiative to Improve Representation in Entertainment

Variety reports: "Power agency CAA and its eponymous foundation have launched a new program to help storytellers accurately portray marginalized communities and sensitive social...

Epic raises $1bn to pursue its metaverse

Gamesindustry.biz reports: "Epic Games has closed a $1 billion funding round "to support Epic's long-term vision for the metaverse," the company announced today." Read more

ConsenSys raises $65M from JP Morgan, Mastercard, UBS to build infrastructure for DeFi

TechCrunch reports: "ConsenSys, a key player in crypto and a major proponent of the Ethereum blockchain, has raised a $65 million funding round from...

‘Creators Are Starting To See the True Value in Retaining Ownership of Their Work.’

Music Business Worldwide reports: "The DIY artist sector’s annual revenues grew 34.1% in 2020, generating $1.2 billion globally, according to trusted analysis platform Midia" Read...

15 Years of Spotify: How the Streaming Giant Has Changed and Reinvented the Music...

Variety reports: "Ask any executive what the music business was like in the ’00s and their face may take on an expression more commonly...

Can “One Hulu” ad campaign boost service’s default service status?

nScreenMedia reports: "Disney is trying to convince streamers that Hulu should be their default service with a new ad campaign, “One Hulu.” But to...

Topps is releasing official NFT baseball cards on April 20th

The Verge reports: "Major League Baseball has announced its latest move to cash in on the NFT craze: official blockchain-based versions of classic Topps...

Fast-Growing Meditation, Sleep App Calm Hires Netflix, TikTok Execs To Oversee Marketing And Content

Deadline reports: "Calm, the Los Angeles based mental-health focused company and eponymous app, has hired Netflix’s Monica Austin and TikTok’s Greg Justice as VPs...

The secret to publishing games overseas: Be more local than locals

Gamesindustry.biz reports: "For game developers and publishers, the current global games market is full of opportunities, with huge strides still to be made." Read more  

Dentsu develops tool to address audience-based TV advertising’s patchwork problem

Digiday reports: "Traditional TV’s adoption of digital’s audience-based ad targeting is underway, but it remains ensnared by a lack of standardization. So ad buyers...

Another $1bn Washes Into the Music Business, As CTM Partners With Us Fund To...

Music Business Worldwide reports: "Today, another US-based investment firm has unveiled plans to pour ten figures of fresh money into the music business, as...

Apple says Epic’s Fortnite lawsuit is a marketing stunt to revive ‘flagging interest’ in...

CNET reports: "Fortnite is one of the most popular games ever made and soon will be one of the most litigated. Apple on Thursday...

Twitch sets new record with over 2b hours watched in March

Gamesindustry.biz reports: "Twitch set a new monthly viewership record in March with 2.06 billion hours watched, according to StreamElements analytics partner Rainmaker.gg." Read more  

Tripledot Studios raises $78 million

Gamesindustry.biz reports: "Mobile games developer Tripledot Studios has raised $78 million in a series A funding round. Eldridge, Access Industries and Lightspeed Venture Partners...

Community, Text-Messaging Platform for Celebs and Brands, Banks Additional $40 Million From Salesforce

Variety reports: "Community, a startup that lets celebrities and marketers communicate with their fans and customers via text messages, announced an additional $40 million...

Netflix Nabs Streaming Rights to Sony’s Feature Films Beginning In 2022

The Hollywood Reporter reports: "Unlike Disney, NBCUniversal and ViacomCBS, Sony notably has not launched a direct-to-consumer streaming service to compete with Netflix. Instead, the...

WarnerMedia’s CEO says that in 2022 his movies will debut in theaters before they...

Vox reports: "A few months ago, WarnerMedia upended Hollywood by streaming all of its new movies on HBO Max on the same day they...

Immutable X debuts as marketplace platform for NFT games

VentureBeat reports: "Immutable X has launched today as a platform for games with nonfungible tokens (NFTs). That means that those games will have uniquely...

Twitter Sought to Buy Clubhouse Live-Audio App for $4 Billion (Report)

Variety reports: "Twitter recently was in talks to acquire Clubhouse, the heavily hyped live-audio social media app, in a deal worth $4 billion, Bloomberg...

Atari restructures, names new CEO

Gamesindustry.biz reports: "Gaming brand Atari has split its company in two, with one division to focus on gaming and the other on blockchain." Read more