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Tech News — Week 26 2021

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Digital fan engagement company Mandolin has raised $12 million through a Series A funding round, co-led by 645 Ventures and Foundry Group. Other investors included High Alpha and Marc Benioff’s TIME Ventures. As part of the funding, Nnamdi Okike, Managing Partner and Co-founder at 645 Ventures, will be joining Mandolin’s board. "Mandolin provides the best technology platform to enable livestreaming for artists, venues and fans, and the...

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Emmanuel is a Washington, DC-based freelance journalist, blogger and media consultant, specialising in the entertainment business and cultural trends. He was the US editor for British music industry trade publication Music Week. Previously, he was the editor of Impact, a magazine for the music publishing community (2007-2009), the global editor of US trade publication Billboard (2003-2006), and the editor in chief of Billboard’s sister publication Music & Media (1997-2003).

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Merlin partners with Audiomack

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Merlin, the digital music licensing company for the independent sector, has sealed a strategic partnership with Audiomack, the artist-to-fan music streaming platform.

Merlin — which counts some of the world's biggest independent labels as members — said the "indie-centric" partnership will provide its membership with access to Audiomack’s global audience of engaged listeners. "This collaboration marks a significant step forward in enhancing the presence and impact of independent music aroun...

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beatBread partners with Kobalt and AMRA to offer publishing and licensing services

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AI-driven funding platform beatBread has partnered with Kobalt Music Group to offer publishing administration services to its users, and with Kobalt-owned rights licensing and management company AMRA to provide digital licensing and collections outside the US.

"The new agreements will allow beatBread songwriters and artists to earn and collect royalties from their work globally through Kobalt and AMRA respectively," said beatBread is a statement. The agreement allows beatBread to extend its...

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Most OTT viewers use the ad-supported tiers of video streaming services in the US

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The penetration of subscription over-the-top (OTT) ad-supported services is growing in the USA, according to estimates from marketing and research company eMarketer.

The most popular of all paid ad-supported services is Amazon Prime Video, for which eight out of ten subscribers choses to use the ad-supported tier, according to eMarketer's February 2024 forecast.

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The company estimates that Amazon Prime Video will have 130.4 million US ad-supported viewers this year,...

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