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Warner Music Says Artists Should Want to be in AAA Games – Here’s Why

Photo Credit: Stormzy in Watch Dogs: Legion by Ubisoft Warner Music says the future for many artists is through AAA games collaboration – here’s why. Epic Games’ partnerships with Marshmello and Travis Scott have driven 23 million views to those artists. British rapper Stormzy appeared in Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs: Legion, with a game tie-in for […]

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Setback for Apple as Judge Tosses Counterclaims Against Fortnite Maker

Photo Credit: Joshua Hoehne A federal judge has dismissed Apple counterclaims against Fortnite maker Epic Games. Here’s the latest. U.S. District Court Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers tossed the claim, saying Apple has no basis in its demand for punitive damages. Epic Games sued Apple and Google over the removal of Fortnite from their respective app […]

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Twitch Streamers Are Having Fun With the ‘No Recorded Music’ Policy

Photo Credit: Ella Don Twitch recently told its streamers it now has a ‘no recorded music’ policy. Streamers are protesting. The issue arises since many songs in video games are licensed but not for streaming. That means Twitch’s automated copyright takedown system often flags video games. Some players say small sound effects like the chime […]

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Roblox Licenses Death Sound Effect After Copyright Kerfuffle – Players Can Buy It Now

Photo Credit: Roblox As Roblox makes moves into virtual concerts, a licensing issue removed the game’s death sound. The famous ‘oof’ sound that accompanies a death in Roblox is temporarily removed. It will make a comeback as a microtransaction (correctly licensed) for players to buy for 100 Robux, or about $1 USD. The developer who […]

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Spotify, Twitch, YouTube Announced as Integrated PS5 Media Partners

Sony’s next-generation PlayStation 5 (PS5) console is launching next month with Spotify, Netflix, Twitch, and other integrated media partners. The console features a dedicated remote control and will launch in the US on November 12. The PS5 will include apps for Spotify, Apple TV, Disney+, Netflix, YouTube, Hulu, Twitch, and Crunchyroll. Some notably absent media […]