Facebook Gaming looks to give content creators music options for streams

Facebook Gaming streamers don’t need to worry about whether they’ll get slapped with a DMCA for playing copyrighted music in the background of their stream, the platform announced today.

In a blog post, Facebook Gaming said it’s worked out deals with numerous music labels, including Universal, Warner, Sony, Kobalt, and BMG, among others. While details of those agreements are confidential, Facebook is boasting that most popular music across a plethora of genres will be usable. 

To start, the platform is going to hook up Facebook Gaming partners with the feature. But it expects to give “Level Up” creators, the lower tier streamers, access soon. 

Facebook’s move toward getting gamers access to licensed music comes shortly after many streamers, primarily from Twitch, were given DMCA notices for playing background music on their streams earlier this summer. 

Since the issue arose, causing mass panic from online content creators, many streamers have avoided

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The Source |Black Owned Music Tech Startup Indie is Revolutionizing the Way Entertainment Brands and Content Creators Interact

NYC-based Indie is a new music discovery and fan engagement app bridging the gap between independent artists, big name brands, and listeners. In the music industry, it is far too common for valuable opportunities to be guarded by gatekeepers and held out of reach of talented independent artists. Indie is addressing this opportunity gap with a revolutionary platform that uses conversational commerce to give up and coming artists and content creators the chance to get their content seen by big name brands – through an easy-to-use, multidirectional marketplace that facilitates content submissions, audience feedback, and brand engagement. 

Indie has something for everybody.  Creators get a new outlet for their content and a chance to win meaningful prizes, brands increase their engagement and receive a stream of audience-curated content, and listeners get the chance to provide feedback while getting paid for their opinion. With the focus initially on hip hop and

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Sound, Design and Function – New Evolving All-in-One Music System OTTAVA(TM) f SC-C70MK2 | News

NEWARK, N.J., Sept. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Technics today unveiled its new Premium Class OTTAVA™ f SC-C70MK2. Technics created this model by further refining the sound quality, function and design of the preceding SC-C70 model, a compact all-in-one system highly acclaimed in the market for casual enjoyment of high-quality music.

The SC-C70MK2 is equipped with exclusively developed 8-cm woofer unit and 2-cm dome tweeter unit. The new tweeter is combined with an acoustic lens whose shape is optimized to deliver more expansive sound. Just like its predecessor, the SC-C70MK2 features a 2.1ch speaker system that includes a 12-cm subwoofer. The speaker system is powerfully driven by three units of Technics’ original digital amp, JENO Engine, to reproduce full-bodied sound unimaginable from such a compact unit.

The SC-C70MK2 is also equipped with Space Tune, a function that adjusts sound quality to best suit the installation location condition. In addition, the

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How Disruption to Film and Music Production Hurt Avid Technology

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, people looked forward to cheering on their favorite sports teams, watching a blockbuster film, or seeing their favorite musicians perform live. Unfortunately, stay-at-home orders resulted in the mass cancellation of in-person entertainment, and that is still largely the case as of this writing.

As a technology company focused on supplying the film and music production industry, Avid Technology (NASDAQ:AVID) has faced significant headwinds from the cancellation of these live events. In early August, the company released its second-quarter earnings report, which revealed the extent of the pandemic’s financial impact on the business.

What is Avid Technology?

Avid Technology provides software and integrated hardware used in video and audio production. The company’s products can be found on the sets of Hollywood films and television programming, in addition to live events venues. Avid has actually won 16 Emmy awards, one Grammy, and two Oscars for technical innovation.

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