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Twitch Growth Explodes 83% In 2020 – Facebook Games Not Far Behind

Photo Credit: Mika Baumeister Twitch growth exploded in 2020, with Facebook Games not too far behind. As the COVID-19 pandemic raged throughout 2020, most people turned to digital entertainment. That trend helped push Twitch to record growth numbers, with viewership growing even faster. Time spent watching gaming content on Twitch increased by 50% between March […]

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Nintendo Goes After Illegal Music Uploads on YouTube with Copyright Strikes

Photo Credit: Cláudio Luiz Castro Nintendo is aggressively going after illegal music uploads on YouTube with copyright strikes. Specifically, Nintendo headquarters in Japan appears to be tackling the issue of illegal music uploads. The situation started in August 2019, when YouTuber Gilva Sunner saw hundreds of strikes issued against his channel. Nintendo has been systematically […]

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ReKTGlobal Adds DJ and Music Producer Nicky Romero To Investor Roster

Music producer and DJ Nickey Romero is the newest addition to the ReKTGlobal ownership group. Romero will co-host live streams and create content with Rogue players. DJ Steve Aoki, the members of Imagine Dragons, and producer Marco “Tainy” Masís are already on board as investors. Global eSports infrastructure company ReKTGlobal made the announcement of Romero […]

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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. […]