Justin Bieber Is Top Music Nominee at 2021 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards

More than 11 years after he landed his first hits, Justin Bieber remains the artist kids would most like to see slimed. Bieber is the top music nominee at the 2021 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards with four nods: favorite male artist, favorite song (“Yummy”) and two for favorite music collaboration, “Lonely” (a collab with Benny
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Wixen Music Publishing Hits Triller With $50M Copyright Lawsuit

Wixen Music Publishing is suing short-form video-sharing app Triller for $50 million alleging copyright infringement on more than 1,000 songs. Wixen claims that Triller has been “willfully infringing” its musical compositions by allowing its users to include them in videos without authorization or compensation, according to the 15-page federal complaint filed U.S. Central District of
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Inside the Deal to Bring J Balvin’s Spooky XR Concert to ‘Fortnite’

By now, millions of gamers around the world have seen J Balvin’s performance as part of Fortnitemares, the annual event put together by Epic Games as part of its Fortnite game AfterLife Party. The 38-minute Halloween performance, encored twice the following day, featured Balvin singing in Spanish, beginning with a performance of “Reggaetón,” which he
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Kaskade Loses Bid to Thwart Financial Subpoena in KAOS Nightclub Lawsuit

A U.S. magistrate judge has rebuked an effort by Kaskade to withhold information on concerts the DJ played in the wake of the closure of the KAOS nightclub is Las Vegas and ordered the performer to pay the hotel’s attorneys’ fees for the cost of enforcing a subpoena. Ryan Raddon, who performs as Kaskade, is
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Event Designer Bobby Garza in Austin, in a Pandemic: ‘The Reality is We’re Not 100% Back for 24 Months’

After the concert company shut down in mid-March, Bobby Garza unexpectedly shifted from placing on live events to ripping down them — his company, Austin-based Forefront Networks, had to cancel the California food-and-music festival Yountville Live after that month, and enormous productions such as December’s Trail of Lights in Austin are in question, too. In
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The Deals: Tencent Music Signs Multi-Faceted Licensing Agreements with Kobalt & Cooking Vinyl

Tencent Music Entertainment (TME) has signed new licensing and distribution deals with Kobalt Music Group and the European independent record label Cooking Vinyl that will help those companies establish a firmer foothold in the Chinese market. Under the Kobalt agreement, Tencent will license and distribute the Kobalt publishing and AWAL recording catalogs to its streaming platforms
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Publishing Briefs: Multiple Signings at Sony/ATV, Kobalt Enters India & More

Sony/ATV has signed a number of new publishing deals. They include: A global government agreement with songwriter and producer Freddy Wexler, that has co-written such strikes as Marshmello along with Halsey’s “Be Kind,” the Jonas Brothers’ “Like It’s Christmas,” Kanye West’s “Wolves” along with Ariana Grande along with Justin Bieber’s Hot 100 No. 1 “Stuck
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Geffen Records Names Nicole Bilzerian Executive VP

Geffen Records has made industry veteran Nicole Bilzerian into the newly-created position of executive vp, it was announced Wednesday (July 15). Bilzerian extend and will oversee advertising operations at the label alongside executive vp/GM Lee L’Heureux, that arrived at the company. Bilzerian combined Interscope Geffen A&M’s advertising department in 2013 and was promoted to of urban
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Juice WRLD Set for Big Splash on U.K. Singles Chart

A trio of tracks in Juice WRLD’s posthumous album release Legends Never Die (Polydor) are pushing for best 20 berths on the U.K. singles chart. Following the weekend’s earnings and streaming action, the hip-hop ’s & “Come & Go” using Marshmello awakens at No. 10 on the Official Chart: First Look. Additionally, “Life’s A Mess”
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THE ESPORTS ECOSYSTEM: The key players and trends driving the red-hot, fast-growing esports space that’s on track to surpass $1.5 billion by 2023

This is a Record of The Esports Ecosystem Study report from Business Insider Intelligence. Buy this record. To check to find out in the event that you have access to Business Insider Intelligence via your business, click the link. Esports and gambling have burst into the mainstream in the last few years, transforming from a
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