Stockholm-based Tracklib, a platform providing music producers and artists with pre-cleared original music for sampling, has secured $12.2 million in investment in its latest funding round. The funds come from both existing and several new investors, including former NBA player, actor and music producer Baron Davis.
Faced with an aging audience and a younger generation more interested in social media than the silver screen and television, studio executives are increasingly hiring talent made famous on digital platforms, such as Charli D’Amelio and Addison Rae Easterling, known as Addison Rae, two of the most-followed creators on TikTok, for high-profile film and TV projects.
France’s strict windowing rules are looking increasingly outdated in the pandemic era, but local players and streamers disagree on changes. At stake is the distribution of movies financed by studio-backed streaming services, such as Disney and WarnerMedia, as well as a related dispute with Canal Plus, which is leveraging the level of its investment in French movies in order to obtain a reduced four-month window.
Online, there’s a lost media community dedicated to preserving everything from unaired television pilots to unreleased video game prototypes. Currently, the lost media community exists on both YouTube and the Lost Media wiki, an archive of thousands of lost media topics.
For a streamer such as Netflix, which has been putting itself and consumers through contortions for a few years now rather than pay the Apple vig, this is an easy win. They’ll add a button to the system they already have in place, and perhaps further amp up the email marketing for upsells and the like.
Paramount has a bunch of movies — either greenlighted or in some stage of production — with major players whose deals were made with the assumption of a traditional theatrical release. Having signaled what appears to be a hard pivot to streaming by replacing Jim Gianopulos with Nickelodeon chief Brian Robbins, ViacomCBS may have plunged itself into another round of the fights that have embroiled WarnerMedia and Disney.
After ten years, EMI Production Music has returned to its brand name of KPM Music. As a library music company spanning over 60 years, KPM represents more than 40 labels and is home to a range of genres. Its roster of composers and producers have penned No. 1 hits for Shirley Bassey, Blur, Lana Del Rey, Flo Rida and more.
After seeing success with its hit show “Ted Lasso,” Apple is doubling down on its streaming endeavors for its nascent service AppleTV+. The Silicon Valley giant will ramp up its output of new TV shows and movies next year, pumping out at least one a week, which will more than double its pace this year, according to a new report from The Information.
A federal judge on Friday struck a serious blow to Apple’s control of its App Store, giving companies a way to avoid handing Apple a cut of their app sales and potentially upending a $100 billion online market. The order was part of the ruling in a prominent legal case between Apple and Epic Games, which makes the popular game Fortnite and sued Apple last year over its App Store policies.
What’s been so striking about the 2021 official kickoff to fall awards season was just how normal it felt. The success of Venice, one of the only major festivals to hold an in-person event in 2020, and Telluride offers hope that Hollywood can still screen movies, throw flashy premieres and bring people together, even as cases of the delta variant surge across the globe.