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Merlin Renews And Expands Its Meta Partnership, With ‘A New Suite’ Of Promotional Tools...

Digital Music News reports: "Facebook parent Meta and indie representative Merlin have renewed and expanded their partnership agreement, which now includes “a new suite...

DeepWell Digital Therapeutics Launches Zengence As A Game To Treat Mental Health

GamesBeat reports: "DeepWell Digital Therapeutics (DTx), a maker of games to treat mental health, has launched Zengence, its first action video game treating mental...

HYBE Eyes Creator Economy Expansion With New THEUS Superfan App

Music Business Worldwide reports: "Binary Korea, a subsidiary of South Korean Entertainment giant HYBE that focuses on tech R&D including Web3 and blockchain, is...

YouTube Creators Can Now Test Multiple Video Thumbnails

TechCrunch reports: "YouTube announced this week the rollout of “Thumbnail Test & Compare,” a new tool for creators to see which thumbnail performs the...

Astrocade Raises $12M Seed Funding

citybiz reports: "Astrocade AI, a San Francisco, CA-based provider of an AI-powered social gaming platform, raised $12M in Seed funding. Backers included AME Cloud...

Epic Games Store And Fortnite Coming To iOS In Japan Next Year

Games Industry Biz reports: "Epic Games has announced that the Epic Games Store and Fortnite will be available on iOS in Japan in late...

Paramount Seeking Partners For Streaming Business

Broadband TV News reports: "Amid the ongoing sales process, Paramount Global is understood to be considering bringing on board joint venture partners for its...

Shuttered Discord Music Bot Rythm Returns With Licensing Deals

Music Ally reports: "Remember Rythm? You might not if you weren’t spending much time on messaging platform Discord in 2021. Rythm was the most...

A More Global Grammys? — Recording Academy Expands Into Middle East & Africa

Digital Music News reports: "The Recording Academy has announced it has reached agreements with the Ministries of Culture and key stakeholders in the Middle...

Polygon Unlocks Community Grants Worth $640 Million For Blockchain Builders

GamesBeat reports: "Blockchain tech and gaming company Polygon announced that its community has voted to unlock the equivalent of $640 million worth of tokens...

Streamflation Alert: Why Subscription Prices Are Suddenly Spiking (Again)

The Hollywood Reporter reports: "If 2023 was the year of “streamflation,” to use a term coined by the consulting firm KPMG, 2024 is shaping...

TikTok Shop Is Huge For The Beauty Industry

The Verge reports: "Online shopping changed how we buy things — and social media platforms are reshaping shopping again. TikTok Shop, the company’s in-app...

Spotify To Launch Pricier Premium Music Tier That Includes High-Fidelity Audio (Report)

Music Business Worldwide reports: "Spotify is planning to launch a pricier Premium music tier later this year that includes access to high-fidelity audio. That’s...

BeReal Is Being Acquired By Mobile Apps And Games Company Voodoo For €500M

TechCrunch reports: "Voodoo, a french mobile apps and games publisher, has acquired BeReal for €500 million. As part of the acquisition, BeReal co-founder and...

Global Ad Revenue To Surpass $1 Trillion In 2025 As GroupM Boosts 2024 Forecast...

The Hollywood Reporter reports: "Global advertising spending will grow 7.8 percent in 2024 to $989.8 billion and increase a further 6.8 percent in 2025...

Apple Doubles Down On Artificial Intelligence, Announcing Partnership With OpenAI

NPR reports: "Apple is going all-in with artificial intelligence, announcing several new AI features and a partnership with ChatGPT-maker OpenAI. The company announced the...

Mistral, A French A.I. Start-Up, Is Valued At $6.2 Billion

The New York Times reports: "Mistral, a French artificial intelligence start-up, said on Tuesday that it had raised 600 million euros, or about $640...

Google Is Ready To Fill Free Streaming TV Channels With Ads

The Verge reports: "Google is launching a new advertising network that serves targeted ads to Google TV-powered streaming boxes and smart TVs. The ads...

Sony Music Partners With D36 For Focus On South Asian Music

Music Ally reports: "We’ve seen growing interest from global music companies in music from South Asia in the last year. UMG’s Desi Trill label...

UTA Scores Deal To Buy Europe Soccer Agency ROOF

Deadline reports: "With the European Championships due to start in Germany on Friday, UTA has netted the country’s biggest soccer agency. The Beverly Hills-based...