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Amanotes Tops 1.3 Billion App Downloads of Its Music-Focused Games — Sony/ATV, Warner Chappell, UMPG on Board

From the rise of in-game concerts to the debut of song libraries on live-streaming platforms, music is playing an increasingly prominent role in the world of gaming. While mega-players like Amazon/Twitch, Fortnite, Snapchat and even Roblox are commanding most of the attention recently, Amanotes has been quietly building some of the world’s biggest music-centered games. […]

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Halsey Says the Recording Academy Demands ‘Bribes’ for Grammys Nominations and Awards

Halsey in 2019. Photo Credit: Toglenn In a since-deleted Instagram post, Halsey criticized the Recording Academy’s behind-the-scenes operations – including by stating that the organization accepts “bribes” for Grammys nominations and awards. The New Jersey-born artist’s firmly worded criticism of the Recording Academy arrives just days after The Weeknd took aim at the 63-year-old entity, […]

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Stormzy Signs With Universal Music Group’s Just-Launched ‘0207 Def Jam’

(L-R) Stormzy manager Tobe Onwuka, 0207 Def Jam co-President Alec Boateng, Stormzy, 0207 co-President Alex Boateng, and UMG UK CEO David Joseph, with UMG CEO Lucian Grainge tuning in remotely. Photo Credit: Misan Harriman London-born rapper Stormzy has signed with Universal Music Group’s newly launched 0207 Def Jam label. Universal Music Group and 0207 Def […]