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Clubhouse app rapidly becoming go-to hangout spot for the K-pop world

Clubhouse app rapidly becoming go-to hangout spot for the K-pop world

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Clubhouse, the renowned invite-only social networking app, is reportedly becoming a popular playground for the global K-pop community with several K-pop artists, and other Korean music industry insiders signing up to the platform. This is in turn bringing an immense influx of fans to the Clubhouse social network.

Consequently, the innovative audio-based interaction app, which enables iPhone users to have conversations within dedicated ‘clubs’ or ‘rooms’, has quickly become a platform where K-pop industry insiders as well as the general public can engage in discourse. For the overall Korean music scene, the app has turned into a venue where industry

British stars urge UK Gov to secure visa-free EU travel for artists

British stars urge UK Gov to secure visa-free EU travel for artists

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New visa rules for British actors, theatre workers, and artists, who intend to work in Europe after Brexit are reportedly posing to be a towering obstacle that needs to be immediately addressed. This sentiment was effectively highlighted in a recent open letter signed by well-known British stars, including Patrick Stewart, Sir Ian McKellen, and Julie Walters.

In the letter, from the British Actors' Equity Association, some of the greatest names in British theatre have requested the UK PM to return to the negotiating desk to ensure visa-free work within the EU for artists.

The letter states that earlier, the artists were able to trav

Monstercat buys Silk Music to introduce its new brand- ‘Monstercat Silk’

Monstercat buys Silk Music to introduce its new brand- ‘Monstercat Silk’

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Canadian music recording company- Monstercat has reportedly announced the acquisition of LA-based label Silk Music. The companies have together launched Monstercat Silk, the company’s third brand after Uncaged and Instinct spans deep, trance, house, progressive house, chillout, among many other genres.

For the record, Monstercat Silk’s inaugural release was done by Shingo Nakamura- a Japanese house artist who made a return to the Silk community with his latest single-Glow.  

Apparently, Glow is the title of Nakamura’s forthcoming album which will be released on the Monstercat Silk platform in June 2021. Other nota

Neil Jacobson to launch $200M IPO for his new music-rights firm

Neil Jacobson to launch $200M IPO for his new music-rights firm

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As the leading music IP investment company Hipgnosis Song makes a roaring success, former president of Geffen Records, Neil Jacobson, who established his own songwriter-producer management company in 2019, is reportedly planning to launch an ambitious IPO on the New York Stock Exchange worth $200 million for his new company named the Music Acquisition Corporation.

On the competitive terrain, Hipgnosis has made hefty investment of over $1.7 billion towards acquisition of catalogs from eminent artists including Barry Manilow, Neil Young along with less prominent but successful producers and songwriters such as Poo Bear, Timbaland, Mark Ronson, Eurythmics Dave Stewart and sev

Grammy Awards 2021 postponed to March due to COVID-19 concerns in LA

Grammy Awards 2021 postponed to March due to COVID-19 concerns in LA

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The 2021 Grammy Awards ceremony has reportedly been postponed on account of increasing concerns regarding the spread of coronavirus. The Recording Academy declared on Tuesday that the ceremony will not be conducted on January 31, as previously scheduled and has been postponed to March 14.

The awards ceremony, in most years, is held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, which is where the 2021 ceremony was also scheduled to be conducted. However, it has been reported that the Los Angeles area is witnessing a considerable rise in COVID-19 infections and the situation is anticipated to get severe in future.

In this regard, Dr. Christina Gh

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry ink exclusive podcast deal with Spotify

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry ink exclusive podcast deal with Spotify

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Both Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are now podcasters. Spotify, one of the leading digital music service providers, has reportedly announced an exclusive new partnership with Archewell Audio, The Duke and Duchess of Sussexes’ recently launched audio production company.

The new deal would allow the duo to substantially grow their streaming as well as media footprint. In September, Meghan and Harry signed a lucrative multi-year production deal with Netflix.

For Spotify, the leading music streaming app, which is also building a podcast empire with key acquisitions as well as unique content from famous names, the deal fixes its statu

Sony Interactive Entertainment releases PlayStation 5 in seven markets

Sony Interactive Entertainment releases PlayStation 5 in seven markets

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Sony Interactive Entertainment has reportedly launched PlayStation 5 in seven prominent markets including Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Mexico, South Korea, Japan, and the United States. The company is set to announce PS5’s global release on November 19, with rollout throughout the rest of the world, in Asia, Europe, Middle East, South Africa, and South America.

As per sources, SIE is greeting this new gaming generation by lighting up popular sites and iconic buildings in 25 territories across the globe and is also projecting PlayStation brand imagery including the PS5 console, PlayStation shapes, and the DualSense wireless controller. Cities like Seoul, Tokyo, New

Apollo Global Management to acquire Great Canadian Gaming Corporation

Apollo Global Management to acquire Great Canadian Gaming Corporation

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Great Canadian Gaming Corporation has reportedly signed a definitive agreement for its acquisition by Apollo Funds, which is managed by the confederates of Apollo Global Management, Inc. As per the deal, Apollo Funds is set to take over all the unsettled shares of Great Canadian common stock at the rate of CAD 39 for every share in a transaction amounting to a total sum of over CAD 3.3 billion.

As put by Great Canadian’s CEO, Rod Baker, the company is thrilled that this deal comes as a great opportunity for the company’s stakeholders, while continuing to back the success of the business in the longer term. Baker believes that this acquisition is beneficial for

Microsoft and Sony Compete in a $150 Billion Games Arena-Fight

Microsoft and Sony Compete in a $150 Billion Games Arena-Fight

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Sony and Microsoft have come into a rivalry with their next-generation video-game consoles. Sony’s PlayStation 5 takes on the Xbox Series X and Series S of Microsoft, which is looked at as being in an advantageous position to take benefit of the pandemic-driven inflation in customer spending that has maintained the $150 Bn video game business.

As per industry experts, with its broad range of games and a huge fan base, Sony has sold over 100 million PS4s, winning the rivalry with the earlier generation which is expected to regain its edge over its American opponent.

Michael Pachter, Wedbush Securities analyst, stated that the peopl