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Melon is planning to launch a music world on Roblox

Melon is one of the creative agencies helping artists and labels create experiences and perform within Roblox.
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Melon still the most popular South Korean streaming service

The Record Label Industry Association of Korea has surveyed 1,500 streaming subscribers about their activity.
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Musical metaverse agency Melon raises $5m seed funding

Melon is one of the companies that has been helping artists and labels work with games and metaverses.
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Music in the metaverse: ‘Moving away from audiences and toward communities’

"I don't think that artists really have a better option for a scalable community play than getting involved in the gaming space..."
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Tai Verdes to perform as an avatar in four-song Roblox concert

Roblox is preparing for its next music event: a concert by Tai Verdes, taking place on Saturday 13 November in a custom-built experience.
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Kakao Entertainment plans merger with streaming service Melon

There are big things afoot in the South Korean music industry this week, and for once they have nothing to do with K-Pop stars like BTS or Blackpink. Instead, Kakao Entertainment, already a key music distributor and media...
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Music marketing: games, gamification and the metaverse

Travis Scott in Fortnite and Lil Nas X in Roblox bagged the biggest headlines around the latest wave of the music/gaming crossover, but there are plenty of other partnerships happening too. At Music Ally's Sandbox Summit...
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Korean streaming service Melon faces royalties investigation

Melon is one of the oldest music-streaming services in the world, but the South Korean service is now facing an investigation into its handling of music royalties between 2009 and 2011. The Korea Times reported that the...
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South Korean mobile-music services raise download prices

It’s a happy new year for music rightsholders in South Korea, as new regulations came into effect raising the royalty share from music-streaming services from 60% to 65%. News site The Korea Bizwire reported that a number...
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Country Profile: South Korea 2017

Recorded music revenue in South Korea grew around 20% in 2016, according to local executives, with little signs of the country’s recent digital-led boom running out of road. South Korea experienced double-digit growth...
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Messaging firm Kakao buys majority stake in MelOn

South Korean messaging app Kakao has acquired a controlling stake in the parent company of local music-streaming service MelOn, spending $1.6bn to acquire 74.6% of Loen Entertainment. It’s the latest crossover between...
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Country Profile – South Korea 2012

The South Korean music industry has long been fascinating, despite only recently landing on Western radars thanks to Psy and his ‘Gangnam Style’ global hit.