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MTV’s 2022 VMAs to include ‘Metaverse Performance’ award

Ever alive to pop culture trends, MTV has added a new category to its Video Music Awards (VMAs) this year: 'Best Metaverse Performance'.
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Coachella 2022 kicks off with Fortnite drop and Flume AR stream

Epic Games worked with Coachella to launch a drop of festival items in Fortnite, including outfits, back bling and pickaxes.
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Fortnite gets a new in-game radio station from Silk Sonic

Fortnite's latest music partnership is with Silk Sonic, the superduo comprising Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak.
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Fortnite steps up its social focus with new Party Worlds

"Experiences that are designed as places for players to hang out, play fun mini-games, and make new friends," as Epic Games explained them.
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Epic Games buys Harmonix to add ‘musical journeys’ to Fortnite

Epic Games's musical ambitions for Fortnite just expanded: the company has acquired veteran music games developer Harmonix.
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Ariana Grande rejoins Fortnite as ‘galaxy’s greatest monster hunter’

Ariana Grande became the latest artist to perform in a set-piece event in the game Fortnite earlier this year. Now she is rejoining the game as a non-playing character.
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Fortnite launches Soundwave Series interactive music concerts

Epic Games has announced its latest plans for music in its Fortnite game: a 'Soundwave Series' of concerts with a strong emphasis on artists from widely-flung parts of the world.
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Epic vs Apple ruling leaves plenty of unanswered questions

While the judge ruled against Apple in one important aspect, the rest went very much the company's way.
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Will Ariana Grande play the next big Fortnite concert?

There are strong rumours that Ariana Grande is going to follow in Marshmello and Travis Scott’s footsteps with a high-profile concert in Fortnite.
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Easy Life to play Fortnite in virtual version of The O2 Arena

Epic Games is preparing the next high-profile music event to take place within Fortnite. This time it’s not just putting on a concert: it’s recreating an entire music venue. London’s O2 Arena to be specific,...
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Why esports and music collaborations will drive growth across both industries (guest column)

This guest column comes from Phil Hübner, Chief Business Development Officer of esports platform Challengermode The intersection of esports and music isn’t a new phenomenon. Esports has often used live acts in the...
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Apple / Epic Games trial kicks off with arguments (and data)

The European Commission’s decision to send Apple a statement of objections on the grounds that it has “distorted competition in the music streaming market” was a setback for the company. But it came as another high-profile...