League Of Legends K-Pop group K/DA return with new track
Hot on the heels of announcing a big partnership with Spotify, the publisher of esports hit League of Legends is bringing its virtual K-Pop group K/DA back with new music. Riot Games launched K/DA two years ago as a group...
August 28, 2020
Spotify’s first esports partnership is with Riot Games
Spotify has announced its first marketing partnership in the esports world, and it's with one of its biggest players: Riot Games, the publisher of League of Legends. "Spotify is also now the official — and exclusive...
August 25, 2020
UMPG China held songwriting camp with League of Legends firm
We’ve written about the huge audiences for esports tournaments before, and the opportunities for artists to perform live at these events. Now Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) has spied an opportunity for songwriters...
August 20, 2020
Twitch music guidelines rule out DJ sets without licences
The esports community has been chattering about Twitch’s latest guidelines on using recorded music in live broadcasts and video-on-demand uploads to its platform. Dot Esports’ top angle was the fact that using...
June 8, 2020
What is the future of virtual concerts on Fortnite and other online games?
Travis Scott is the latest act to turn an appearance in Fortnite into a landmark event for music, building on what Marshmello achieved within the game last year. Scott’s first concert there drew in 12.3m people and he will...
May 28, 2020
Zhu teams up with esports community Enthusiast Gaming
Zhu is the latest dance artist doing something interesting on Twitch – a livestreamed concert this Thursday (14 May) that will be used to premiere new single ‘Only’. However, it’s part of a wider deal...
May 12, 2020
Red Light Management’s Hit Command signs esports partnership
Red Light Management – through its Hit Command gaming subsidiary – is partnering with esports company HyperX for a series of online streaming events. It will match Red Light’s artist roster with major esports names...
April 29, 2020
Jimmy Iovine invests in esports franchise FaZe Clan
Formerly of Apple Music (and, of course, before that a long and storied career as a producer, label executive and headphonepreneur) Jimmy Iovine is getting into esports. No, he’s not in training for the next Fortnite...
April 14, 2020
Music-for-gaming startup Five Vectors raises $1m funding round
A startup hoping to forge more links between the music and esports industries has raised a $1m seed funding round. The company is Five Vectors, and its business is focused around working with artists to create original...
October 10, 2019
Blizzard under fire over ban for esports player’s Hong Kong comments
Games firm Blizzard is attracting criticism for its decision to fine and ban an esports player who expressed support for the current pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong during a post-match interview. Chung Ng Wai was a...
October 10, 2019
BPI to hold event exploring intersection of music and esports
The crossover between music and esports is something Music Ally has been interested in for some time now. British music-industry body the BPI is too: it’s holding an event to explore the topic on 24 October in London. Hosted...
October 3, 2019