Tag: games

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Artist Kai performed to 100k+ fans in Roblox game Splash

We’ve written regularly about Australian startup Popgun and its Splash music-making app, including its expansion as a Roblox game. By November 2020, the game had been used by more than 21 million players, while Popgun...
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First day of Roblox trading valued games firm at $38.3bn

Games firm Roblox is now a public company, having successfully seen through its direct listing on the New York Stock Exchange. Its first day of trading yesterday saw the company’s share price close at $69.50, valuing...
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UMG and Gameloft launch Queen: Rock Tour mobile game

After a fan-made music videos contest and the band’s official TikTok debut, the latest stage in Queen’s digital strategy has been revealed: a mobile game. It’s called ‘Queen: Rock Tour’, and...
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Glass Animals make a Minecraft splash with fan’s ‘house flip’

A number of artists and festivals have experimented with the game Minecraft in recent years. One of the still-powerful things about it is the community of YouTubers and Twitch streamers making Minecraft videos, which reach...
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Poké Malone: Post Malone set for Pokémon livestream concert

It wasn’t such a surprise that Post Malone is a big fan of Nirvana, as showcased in his livestream covers concert last year. It’s perhaps more unexpected that he’s also a fan of Pikachu, Bellsprout, Lickitung...
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Blockchain game sells nine plots of virtual land… for $1.5m

We’ve been writing about NFTs (nonfungible tokens) recently, and thinking about their potential for the music industry. But other entertainment sectors are doing the same, games in particular – the pioneer industry...
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Rhythm Hive game features music of BTS and other K-Pop stars

K-Pop artists have been taking streaming services by storm around the world. Now their music could fuel the next mobile gaming hit. Well, that’s what developer Superb Corp is hoping with its new mobile game Rhythm...
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VR music game Beat Saber has sold 4m copies (and 40m songs)

Slowly but surely, Facebook’s Oculus Quest virtual reality headsets are making a stronger business case for VR, and music game Beat Saber is at the forefront of that. A new blog post from VP of content Mike Verdu revealed...
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Games firm Ncsoft launches Universe app aimed at K-Pop fans

Big Hit Entertainment’s Weverse social platform has been a big hit for its K-Pop bands and their thriving fandoms. Rival SM Entertainment has also teamed up with tech firm Naver on livestreaming service Beyond Live...
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Versus Game raises $4m to apply ‘social wagering’ to music

News of a $4m funding round for a startup called Versus Game caught our eye this morning because of the investors: Raised In Space and Plus Eight Equity Partners, both of whom have strong links with the music industry....
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Report: games and interactive media made $139.9bn in 2020

It isn’t news that the games industry is now much bigger than the recorded music industry, and rather than that getting us down, it should fuel our excitement about the potential collaborations between the two industries....
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Roblox raises $520m funding round from investors including WMG

Gaming platform Roblox was all set to go public in late 2020, before putting off its IPO until this year to give more time to decide how to price it. Now the company has sprung a surprise with a new funding round of $520m –...