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.
September 22, 2021
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.
September 6, 2021
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.
September 3, 2021
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.
September 2, 2021
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...
July 12, 2021
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...
June 14, 2021
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...
May 27, 2021
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...
May 5, 2021
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...
March 25, 2021
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...
March 23, 2021
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...
March 18, 2021
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...
March 11, 2021