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Podcasts’ advertising revenues will hit the $2 billion mark in 2022 in the US

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Podcasts' estimated advertising revenues in the US in 2022 will exceed for the first time $2 billion in 2022, up 47% year-on-year, according to the sixth annual 'IAB US Podcast Advertising Revenue' study from the Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB) and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).

In 2023, the study predicts that the podcast advertising market will hit $3bn, and $4bn by 2024. The IAB said in the report that ad sales will grow at a significantly faster pace than the “total internet advertisin...

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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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Avex expands its music start-up investment programme with a $25m funding injection

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Avex USA — the US affiliate of Japanese independent music and entertainment company Avex, launched in Los Angeles less than a year ago — has committed $25 million to its Future of Music Investment Fund, with the ambition to invest in cutting edge music tech start-ups.

In parallel with the new funding, Avex USA has broadened the scope of its investment in music tech start-ups to early stage start-ups and digital assets like crypto/NFT. The fund will target projects that "contribute to the fut...

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Pixelynx appoints Kimberly Knoller to the new position of Chief Marketing Officer

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Music metaverse platform Pixelynx has named Kimberly Knoller to the newly created position of Chief Marketing Officer. In her new role, Knoller oversees all marketing strategy and execution for Pixelynx and its newly unveiled first game, 'Elynxir', due to be launched later this year.

Based in West Hollywood, Knoller most recently served as CMO of SongVest. She previously held executive marketing roles at such companies as Warner Music, Sony Music, Musictoday and the relaunched Chrysalis Reco...

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Emilie Birks, Baptiste Grange and Shana White join Beatport’s team of executives

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The Beatport Group — the platform for DJs, producers, and music users — has beefed up its executive team with the arrival of Emilie Birks, Baptiste Grange and Shana White.

Beatport's Emilie Birks

Birks joins The Beatport Group as Vice President of Marketing from Yamaha Corporation, where she led the Customer Experience Strategy. Previously, Birks held positions at The Bakery Artist Management, Interguide Group, Main Room Events and AEG Live UK. She will be based in London.

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