Tag: online video

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American Songwriter’s Twitch channel to air live music shows

Twitch is fast becoming a music TV network in its own right, thanks to the number of channels launching live shows focusing on artists and songs.
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China now has 873m people watching short-form videos

Earlier this month, the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC) released one of its regular and wide-ranging reports on the development of China's internet network, and the ways its “netizens” use it. The...
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Tools: Rotor

In an age where artists and their teams need a constant output of visual content for an increasing amount of releases on a growing number of platforms, Rotor has a clear value proposition. With the click of a button, and...
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Amazon Prime Video service is being used by 175 million people

Sorry, there were no meaningful new Amazon Music statistics in Amazon’s quarterly financial results yesterday. 55 million users (“nearly all” of whom were paid subscribers) was the last official figure in January...
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Chinese video platform Bilibili set to reach 200m users

Bilibili began as a streaming platform for animation and gaming, but now hosts a much wider range of video, including music – and while Bilibili’s repository of buzzy, mid-length content makes comparisons to YouTube...
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We Are OFK: a virtual band with interactive videos

We’ve been thinking a lot about synthetic reality – virtual artists for example – and the crossover between gaming and music this year. Last night brought news of the latest experiment around all this: a TV show...
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Vimeo raises $150m as parent company mulls spin-off

Video streaming service Vimeo may be spinning off as an independent company within parent group IAC. The news was revealed as IAC also announced that Vimeo had raised $150m in a new funding round, from Thrive Capital and...
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Mobile video-streaming service Quibi is shutting down

Barely six months after it launched, video streaming service Quibi is shutting down. "We are winding down the business and looking to sell its content and technology assets," announced co-founders Jeffrey Katzenberg and...
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Netflix growth slows but 200m subscribers milestone is in sight

Netflix warned investors that its subscriber growth was going to slow in the second half of this year, and it has. The video streaming service added 2.2 million net new paid subscribers in the third quarter, taking it to...
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Disney reorganisation makes streaming its ‘primary focus’

Streaming being the primary focus for record labels is nothing new in our industry, but in Hollywood it’s still a major talking point. Witness Disney’s announcement yesterday that the company is having a strategic...
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Twitch Soundtrack is licensed for livestreams, not VOD

We reported yesterday on the launch of Soundtrack by Twitch, and its catalogue of cleared music for streamers to use from more than 30 independent labels and distributors. Now there's a FAQ getting into some of the licensing...
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Soundtrack by Twitch offers licensed music to streamers

Livestreaming platform Twitch is launching a new feature, Soundtrack by Twitch, with a catalogue of licensed music for its community of creators to use in their streams. The Amazon-owned company has licensed more than...