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Fortnite maker Epic Games and Warner Music join $7m funding round for music licensing platform Lickd

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  UK-born Lick, a service for video creators to access claims-free commercial music, has secured £5.1m (approximately $7m) in new funding. Led by the Nick Mason Group, the round also includes strategic investment from both Warner Music Group [1,815 articles]” href=”https://www.musicbusinessworldwide.com/companies/access-industries/warner-music-group/”>Warner Music Group (WMG) and Epic Games [42 articles]” href=”https://www.musicbusinessworldwide.com/companies/epic-games/”>Epic Games, creator of Fortnite. Lickd’s […]

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List of top 6 states that can confidently survive without any federal allocation

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  The Annual State Viability Index (ASVI) published by Economic Confidential has revealed some Nigerian states that can survive without the monthly federal allocations. According to The Cable, the ASVI measured the viability index of states using each state’s Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) as a percentage of its federal accounts allocation for the year. Lagos, […]

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Nkechi Blessing shares late mother’s lovely birthday shoot photos as she dies just 5 days before her big day

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  Popular Nollywood actress, Nkechi Blessing Sunday, has once again taken to social media to mourn her mother’s death The movie star’s mother, Gloria Obasi Sunday, died just five days before her birthday after a short battle with stomach ache Nkechi Blessing took to social media to share her late mother’s birthday shoot photos on […]

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TikTok surpasses 1 billion global Monthly Active Users

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  TikTok has hit a significant milestone. The wildly popular ByteDance [82 articles]” href=”https://www.musicbusinessworldwide.com/companies/bytedance/”>ByteDance-owned short form video app revealed today (September 27) that it has over 1 billion global Monthly Active Users (MAUs). According to a blog post published on the company’s website, “more than 1 billion people around the world now come to TikTok […]

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Rebecca Prochnik joins United Talent Agency as Director of Creative Strategy, UK Music

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  Rebecca Prochnik has joined music group United Talent Agency (UTA) as its Director of Creative Strategy, UK Music. Prochnik will be based in London and joins UTA from the Earth Agency, which she founded in 2014, representing a widespread list of independent artists including Skepta, AJ Tracey, JME, Deerhunter, Vanishing Twin, Kode 9 and […]

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Just in: PDP’s senator Steven Odey defects to APC after losing seat

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  The opposition PDP in Cross River state has lost one of its chieftains, Steven Odey, to the ruling APC Odey who briefly served as the senator representing Cross River North defected to APC following his sack The election appeal tribunal had sacked Odey after rejecting his argument that he was validly sponsored by the […]

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Roblox launches Listening Parties for artists to premiere new albums

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  Gaming platform Roblox has become a significant focus for the music industry in recent months. The firm secured an eight-figure investment from  Warner Music Group [1,814 articles]” href=”https://www.musicbusinessworldwide.com/companies/access-industries/warner-music-group/”>Warner Music Group as part of a $520m funding round in January, and has also served as a virtual concert platform for superstar artists like Lil Nas X, Zara […]

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Mary Ghobrial joins Anghami as Chief Operating and Strategy Officer

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  Middle East and North Africa-focused Spotify [2,580 articles]” href=”https://www.musicbusinessworldwide.com/companies/spotify/”>Spotify rival Anghami [31 articles]” href=”https://www.musicbusinessworldwide.com/companies/anghami/”>Anghami has hired Mary Ghobrial, ex- Amazon [535 articles]” href=”https://www.musicbusinessworldwide.com/companies/amazon/”>Amazon Director Marketplace Expansion and ex-CCO of SOUQ.com to be the company’s new Chief Operating and Strategy Officer. Ghobrial has over 25 years’ experience in building brands and has developed various new […]