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Where the Bengals rank in new NFL revenue projections
April 20, 2022 via Biz Journal
The Cincinnati Bengals are expected to make a big jump in revenue over the next few years on the heels of their AFC championship and Super Bowl appearance last season, according to a new projection.

MLB and MLBPA rack up legal victory in ‘vexatious’ momentum supplement case
April 20, 2022 via Sportico – Law (subscription may be required)
MLB and MLBPA sometimes disagree on legal issues, but both agree on one thing: They’re tired of being sued by a former minor league pitcher who claims he illegally ruined his business. .

Ben Affleck and Matt Damon Team on the History of Nike Sneaker Man Sonny Vaccaro
April 20, 2022 via Sportico – Business (subscription may be required)
Ben Affleck and Matt Damon are reuniting once again, writes ‘The Hollywood Reporter’, this time for the true story of former Nike executive Sonny Vaccaro in a feature film project to come from Amazon Studios and Skydance Sports, which are in progress. to finalize their agreement.

Adidas NHL Jersey Lawsuit claims ‘authentic’ is anything but
April 20, 2022 via Sportico – Law (subscription may be required)
What counts as an “authentic” jersey is at the heart of a new lawsuit filed by a Florida man. David Inouye argues that Adidas relied on “omissions, ambiguities, half-truths” and other “misleading representations” to sell authentic NHL jerseys that are neither identical nor substantially similar to those worn by the NHL.

Goodell prevails over angsty Browns fan in Super Bowl lawsuit
April 16, 2022 via Sportico – Law (subscription may be required)
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has been criticized in court over the years, but a federal appeals court agrees with Goodell on one point: He’s right to let the AFC champions and the NFC to face off in the Super Bowl.

MAC asks NCAA for clarification on sports betting rules as offers loom
April 15, 2022 via Sportico – Business (subscription may be required)
The Mid-American Conference has asked the NCAA for clarification on the governing body’s sports betting restrictions, a request that could usher in a new era for betting in college sports.

Warriors and Nets have advertisers digging deep for NBA playoff spots
April 15, 2022 via Sportico – Business (subscription may be required)
LeBron James is out of the NBA playoffs for just the fourth time since joining the league as the first overall pick in the 2003 draft.

SPACs face clock expiration as billionaires pull IPO plans
April 14, 2022 via Sportico – Business (subscription may be required)
Two years ago, DraftKings went public by a special-purpose acquisition company and seemingly single-handedly sparked a wave of sports-related SPACs. After DraftKings’ SPAC shares have risen more than 600% since the deal was announced, 162 sports-related SPACs have formed, according to data from Sportico.


music industry

Five Music secures $100 million from GoDigital Media Group – will use the funding to buy music rights, both masters and publishing, and to continue its international expansion
April 20, 2022 via PRWeb
GoDigital Media Group, a media and technology holding company focused on intellectual property rights management, has infused Los Angeles-based music distributor, label and publisher Cinq Music with $100 million in Series D funding. L he announcement was made by GoDigital President and CEO Jason Peterson.

Simon Cowell joins Canada’s Got Talent for the spectacular live season finale, May 17 on Citytv
April 20, 2022 via Yahoo Finance – Top Stories
Rogers Sports & Media – Entertainment mogul Simon Cowell joins #CGT judges Howie Mandel, Lilly Singh, Trish Stratus and Kardinal Offishall in person for the final, live from Niagara Falls.

BMAT Music Innovators and Audible Magic Partner to Provide Global Music Rights Administration Services to the Metaverse
April 19, 2022 via AZ Central
BMAT Music Innovators will partner with Audible Magic to provide a world-class rights and royalty administration service to digital service providers (DSPs).

Here’s Why Snoop Dogg Says He’s Pulled Death Row’s Catalog From Streaming
April 19, 2022 via Billboard
Snoop Dogg’s first plan of action after buying the Death Row Records brand and catalog in February was apparently to pull the entire catalog from streaming services – he’s now explained why.

Music Industry on the Move: Danielle Price Joins Republic Records as Executive Vice President; Stem raises $20 million
April 18, 2022 via Greenwich Mean Time
Thania Garcia provided by named Danielle Price Executive Vice President, based at the brand’s headquarters in New York. In this new role, Price will contribute to overall strategy, business development and brand expansion, while serving as part of the leadership team.

The ‘Copyright Is Hard’ Defense is the Biggest Joke Surrounding the Pandora Lawsuits
April 18, 2022 via Above the Law
Music streaming services dominate the listening landscape because they deliver content using mind-reading algorithms that constantly destroy the illusion of individuality and reveal that customers are exactly as basic as we are. all know.

COURT OUT Bitter showbiz rows that ended in court after DJ Calvin Harris was accused of ripping off a song
April 15, 2022 via Scottish Sun
Superstar DJ Calvin Harris is facing a legal battle after being accused of pirating a song by an unknown French artist.


Cinema and television

Fox Sports consults Big Ten in media rights negotiations
April 19, 2022 via Biz Journal
A curious situation unfolded this year during the Big Ten media rights negotiations, which caused a lot of worries for the heads of the television and digital networks.

Amazon, Reliance and Sony vying for cricket broadcasting rights in India
April 19, 2022 via Bloomberg (subscription may be required)
Amazon.com Inc., The Walt Disney Co. and Reliance Industries Ltd., run by billionaire Mukesh Ambani, are among those who have signaled their intention to bid for the Indian Premier League, or IPL, broadcast rights, according to people familiar with the material, setting the stage for an epic showdown.

With Fox reaching an extension with the Big Ten, what now for ESPN and other possible rights contenders?
April 18, 2022 via Horrific Announcement
John Ourand of the “Sports Business Journal” dropped a bombshell that, largely due to the timing of the scoop, flew under the radar of fans and media nerds alike. Ourand’s article focused primarily on the bizarre setup of the Big Ten’s rights negotiation process.

‘Black Ink Crew: Chicago’ Star Katrina “Kat Tat” Jackson Signs First Development Deal With Paramount
April 18, 2022 via Deadline
Tattoo artist Katrina “Kat Tat” Jackson, best known for starring in Black Ink Crew: Chicago on VH1, has signed a first development and executive production contract with Paramount.

Amazon sees a bright future in free TV (with lots of ads)
April 18, 2022 via Bloomberg (subscription may be required)
Amazon sees a big opportunity in ad-supported free TV. But first… today’s must-haves: Roll over, Pluto Next week, Amazon.com Inc. will change the name of its free IMDb TV streaming app to Freevee.

The reach of Warner Bros. Discovery can speed up sports rights auctions
April 18, 2022 via Sportico – Business (subscription may be required)
Once its merger is complete, expect new Warner Brothers Discovery to become an even more aggressive bidder for top live sports rights in the coming months.


Non-fungible tokens (NFT)

Musicology creates a stunning investment opportunity by creating the ultimate NFT marketplace for all things music
April 19, 2022 via Atlanta New Online
Music company NFT is invested in a blockchain music ecosystem for the people, by the people. Music remains food for the soul that gives pleasure to the listener.

Eric Paslay talks about his new country album, his UK tour and NFT releases
April 18, 2022 via Digital Journal Top News
Grammy-nominated country singer-songwriter Eric Paslay talked about his new album “Even If It Breaks Your Barefoot Friday Night”, his UK tour and his NFT releases.

Marsha Raven® joins the NFT world with “swansong”, the unique NFT collection
April 14, 2022 via Atlanta New Online
Marsha Raven® is the company of artist Marsha Raven that distributes her art via digital music, CDs and NFTs. Recently, she released her NFT collection which was named “Swansong Marsha Raven”.

The “Wild West” era of NFT demands new standards for the crypto industry
April 14, 2022 via Sportico – Business (subscription may be required)
Today’s guest columnist is Todd Cooper, CEO and co-founder of NuArca Labs. Several weeks ago, Sacramento Kings star De’Aaron Fox canceled his high-profile NFT project, “Swipa The Fox,” leaving 3,000 bitter and bewildered fans holding the now worthless NFTs.