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Coldplay say Music Of The Spheres tour cut CO2e emissions by 47%
Coldplay’s latest tour has cut carbon-dioxide equivalents emissions by 47% compared to their last live jaunt.Read more >>
Report claims HYBE is raising $380m for US acquisitions
It’s no secret that HYBE is looking to expand its business further beyond South Korea, and indeed beyond K-Pop.
New patent focuses on web3 music capital distribution
Entrepreneur Jason Meinzer has won what he describes as the first web3 music patent for capital distribution.
Stability AI faces another Getty Images legal action in UK
The company behind popular text-to-image AI Stable Diffusion is facing its latest legal challenge, but from a familiar foe.
Contracts and insider-trading charges spell trouble for K-Pop firms
There is trouble brewing for two of the most prominent companies in the K-Pop industry, despite their growth and global expansion.
TikTok goes big on #10yrsWithBTS anniversary celebration
BTS may be on hiatus, but that doesn’t mean the marketing activity around the K-Pop stars stops.
YouTube Music tests showing play-counts for artists’ top songs
Android Police reported on early spottings of a test in the YouTube Music mobile app showing how many plays some tracks have got.
Black Music Action Coalition and Audiomack launch internships
As Black Music Appreciation Month kicks off in the US, streaming service Audiomack has teamed up with the Black Music Action Coalition.
43 Fortnite islands are on course for $1m+ annual revenues
Earlier this year, Epic Games launched what it described as ‘Creator Economy 2.0’ around its popular game Fortnite.
Eventbrite adds a dash of AI for listings, emails and socials
Live events platform Eventbrite has announced some new AI-powered features that it hopes will help promoters.
Meta unveils Meta Quest 3 headset ahead of Apple’s big reveal
Meta has been showing off its next virtual-reality headset, the Meta Quest 3. It’s due to go on sale this Autumn for $499.99.
AI-tagging firm Cyanite buys sample-management startup Aptone
Cyanite has evolved into a business focused on AI-powered music search and tagging. Now it’s adding sampling aspects courtesy of an acquisition of a fellow German startup: Aptone. The latter…
Justin Tranter’s label to share recordings royalties with songwriters
Superstar songwriter Justin Tranter’s record label has promised to give its songwriters a share of its recordings royalties.
Tidal gives artists more profile control with Artist Home hub
Tidal has launched its latest set of tools for artists, grouped in a new hub called ‘Artist Home’, including more profile-editing features.
Instagram boss talks rankings, Feed, Reels and Stories
Instagram boss Adam Mosseri has updated the company’s public explanation of how its recommendation algorithms work.
Amazon fined $25m in the US over Alexa and children’s privacy
Amazon is the latest big tech company getting its knuckles rapped by the US Federal Trade Commission, with a $25m fine.
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