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Tencent’s Land-Grab Continues — iQIYI Acquisition Could Be Next

Reports are emerging that Chinese conglomerate Tencent is moving to purchase a major stake in Beijing-based video platform iQIYI. Neither Tencent officials nor iQIYI higher-ups have publicly commented on the rumors, though the market appears to be responding to the mere possibility of an agreement. iQIYI majority owner Baidu, Inc. – the brand that Tencent […]

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The Entire ‘Ed Sullivan Show’ Music Performance Archive Will Soon Be Streaming Online

Ed Sullivan with The Beatles in 1964. Photo Credit: CBS Television Fans can officially stream full clips of musical performances from The Ed Sullivan Show, including those delivered by some of the most prominent and successful 20th century artists. Universal Music Enterprises (UMe), the catalog division of Universal Music Group, joined The Ed Sullivan Show […]

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Quibi’s ‘Royalties’ Is a Comedy Series About Hit Songwriters

Darren Criss performing in Chicago. Photo Credit: Matthew Smith Mobile video-streaming platform Quibi is preparing to release a comedy series entitled Royalties, which will follow songwriting partners Sara and Pierce as they attempt to write tomorrow’s hit songs – and overcome unexpected hurdles along the way. Set to debut on Quibi next Monday, June 1st, […]

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Live Nation Canada, Budweiser Officially Kicking Off ‘Stage at Home’ Series

Photo Credit: Isabel Piñeiro Live Nation Canada and Budweiser have teamed up to broadcast Budweiser Stage At Home, a live-performance showcase that will feature sets from a number of prominent artists. Beginning this Saturday, May 30th, Budweiser Stage at Home will deliver artists’ in-studio or at-home performances to fans. Many viewers will enjoy the shows, […]

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Netflix Will Stop Charging Your Credit Card If You Haven’t Watched Anything for a Year

Photo Credit: Thibault Penin Netflix has announced that it will begin alerting inactive subscribers and, unless these individuals indicate that they’d like to continue paying for the service, automatically canceling their subscriptions. Today’s leading premium video-streaming platform revealed the surprising move in a press release, which was shared with Digital Music News. Via emails and […]

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How to License Your Music Directly From Your Website & Win

While most new productions are presently at a standstill, the broader production of visual media, including film, television, commercials, and video games, continues to explode. For artists stuck in isolation, this could be the perfect time to set up a sync licensing machine. Unsurprisingly, streaming platforms like Netflix have exploded in popularity during lockdowns.  But […]