Tag: gaming

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VR music game Beat Saber gets a 10-song Billie Eilish pack

Beat Saber has been one of the bigger hits in the virtual reality games industry, selling 4m copies across various headsets by February this year.
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UGC gaming app Playbyte tipped as ‘the TikTok for games’

It's nothing to do with music – yet – but startup Playbyte is an inventive mash-up of some of 2021's big consumer tech trends.
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Facebook extends its licensed music catalogue to more gamers

Facebook Gaming is the social network’s hub for gaming creators – as in people playing games for an audience, rather than games developers.
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Wave and Riot Games team up for virtual band Pentakill

Pentakill are making a comeback in what Wave describes as "an epic virtual experience for the ages" to take place on 8 September.
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Tools. Audiomob: Audio advertising meets gaming

Gaming audiences belong to the most engaged group of music fans – a recent report by MIDiA research and Twitch revealed that gamers engage with all forms of music activities – like music subscriptions or merchandise...
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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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Sony Music’s $400m social, gaming and fitness revenues

At the NY:LON Connect conference earlier this year, Warner Music Group’s Oana Ruxandra talked about three key pillars of new revenues for that label group: social, gaming and fitness. But WMG is far from alone in seeing...
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Behind The Campaign: KSHMR

DJ and producer KSHMR had his international breakthrough in 2015 with ‘Secrets’. For the release of ‘One More Round’ in October 2020, a major push was planned, most significantly through a partnership with gaming...
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The next Roblox? Gaming platform Rec Room raises $100m

The growth of Roblox and its use by labels and artists – not to mention Warner Music Group’s investment in it – has sparked interest within the music industry about other games platforms and microverses that might...
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Kaskade and Royal Blood set for Fortnite and Roblox concerts

We wrote recently about the partnership between dance label Monstercat and Psyonix, the developer of popular game Rocket League – including the involvement of artist Kaskade. Now that’s being extended with his...
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New label Offmeta will explore the music and esports crossover

The latest company looking to forge more links between the music and esports industries is Offmeta, which launches today. It’s a label that plans to sign artists and seek out licensing deals and partnerships for them in...
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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...