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Music Sampling platform Tracklib raises $12.2m, led by Sony Innovation Fund

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.

Source: Music Sampling platform Tracklib raises $12.2m, led by Sony Innovation Fund

Hollywood Embraces TikTok Stars for TV, Film Projects

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.

Source: Hollywood Embraces TikTok Stars for TV, Film Projects

France’s Windowing Reform in Deadlock Over SVOD and TV Channels’ Conflicting Interests

France’s strict windowing rules are looking increasingly outdated in the pandemic era, but local players and streamers disagree on changes.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.

Source: France’s Windowing Reform in Deadlock Over SVOD and TV Channels’ Conflicting Interests

Insights: And The Walls Came Down On Apple’s $100 Billion Garden—A Little Bit

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.

Source: Insights: And The Walls Came Down On Apple’s $100 Billion Garden—A Little Bit – Tubefilter

Shari Redstone’s Radical Paramount Overhaul Sets Up Clash With Filmmakers

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.

Source: Shari Redstone’s Radical Paramount Overhaul Sets Up Clash With Filmmakers

Apple reportedly boosting new movie, TV output as streaming wars heat up

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.

Source: Apple reportedly boosting new movie, TV output as streaming wars heat…

Judge Orders Apple to Ease Restrictions on App Developers

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.

Source: Judge Orders Apple to Ease Restrictions on App Developers

How Venice and Telluride Proved Film Festivals Can Still Thrive During COVID-19

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.

Source: How Venice and Telluride Proved Film Festivals Can Still Thrive During COVID-19

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