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Q2-Q3 may be the new Q4 according to Republic Records

Is it time to bid a fond farewell to the position of Q4 as the kingpin period of music revenues? A feature on Variety suggests that it might.
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Sandbox Issue 212: Packaged Goods. Bulking Up The Music Bundle

Lead: the recent spat between Nicki Minaj and Travis Scott over who should have been number 1 in the US is arguably less about ego (although there was some of that at stake) and more about the role bundling plays in boosting...
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Nicki Minaj *really* isn’t happy with Travis Scott’s #1

After all the anticipation, Spotify may have gotten off lightly from last night’s episode of Nicki Minaj’s ‘Queen Radio’ show on Beats 1. Instead, she went in on Travis Scott, who kept her off the top spot in the...
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Spotify defends itself against criticism from Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj gave Spotify a roistering in a series of tweets this weekend, alleging that the streaming service pulled promotion for her new album ‘Queen’ after she played it early on her Beats 1 show. Yesterday, Spotify...
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Nicki Minaj hits out at Spotify after Queen album misses #1 in the US

Nicki Minaj isn’t happy with Spotify at all. But this isn’t an argument about royalties: it’s about her new album ‘Queen’ only getting to number two in the US chart in its week of release, with Travis Scott’s...
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Nicki Minaj mobile game made $600k in December 2016

Mobile games publisher Glu Mobile has revealed that players spent $600k within its Nicki Minaj: Empire game between its release on 8 December and the end of that month. The figure was divulged in the company’s quarterly...
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Glu signs Nicki Minaj to become ‘the Universal Music of gaming’

Mobile games firm Glu Mobile has made more than $100m from its Kim Kardashian: Hollywood mobile game, with a decent chunk of those revenues going to Kardashian herself. Now the company is hoping to extend that success to...
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Musical.ly app launches for Android (and no, it’s not us)

In recent weeks, we’ve had a number of mentions of the @musically Twitter account in tweets with videos of people lip-syncing to music. We wondered why, until establishing that there’s a Dubsmash-style social music app...
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Ashton Kutcher set to sign music artists for A+ site

Rihanna, Britney Spears, Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj could soon be key partners for actor and investor Ashton Kutcher’s A+ website, according to Business Insider. They’ve all been in talks with the company – the latest...
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Nicki Minaj gets Twerk-a-lot iPhone app

If, like us, you’ve been eagerly waiting for a time when there’d be an iPhone app to measure just how well you could twerk to the sounds of Nicki Minaj… well, we have good news. US startup AmplifyBuzz has released Nicki...
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Nicki Minaj has a new branded twerking app. Yes, we’ve tried it.

If, like us, you’ve been eagerly waiting for a time when there’d be an iPhone app to measure just how well you could twerk to the sounds of Nicki Minaj… well, we have good news. US startup AmplifyBuzz has released...
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Justin Bieber games the internet with ‘lost gadgets’ claim

Justin Bieber's stolen laptop and digital camera turns out to be a social stunt, to promote his new Nicki Minaj-featuring single 'Beauty and a Beat'.