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Music industry rallying thanks to streaming … and back catalogues

By HAL WILLIAMS THE MUSIC industry might be in the same Covid-shaped slump as (pretty much) all the others — but nine-figure deals are still...
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It just had to happen: virtual office party coming your way

PUSH, a wellbeing and performance company, has announced an alternative to the traditional office party, with a very 2020 twist. After a year that has...
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Northern England in reverse: ‘14 years of growth may be lost’

REGIONS in the North of England could lose up to 14 years of growth in the wake of the pandemic, a study warns. The North...
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Clock is ticking, and TikTok’s future hangs in the balance

By HEATHER LEAH SMITH TIKTOK must shore-up a deal to offload its US operations before a divest-or-depart deadline set by US President Donald Trump. The name...
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Time to play! Company brings experiential and live gaming to UK

A NEW company dedicated to developing and staging large-scale experiential and live gameplay productions has been launched in the UK. Gamepath is a partnership between...
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Streaming services basking in unprecedented demand from a currently ‘captive’ audience

IT'S AN ILL wind that blows no good, and Disney Plus is on the sweet end of a compensatory breeze from the pandemic. The video...
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Oh, my gourd: pumpkins, sweets and costumes make today a monster...

WANT to hear a scary story…? Well gather round the hearth, children, and consider these facts (well, internet facts, courtesy of the US National...
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Mega-merger of media giants brings stock moves and criticism

BROADCASTING giants CBS and Viacom are set to merge in a media deal that will see shared ownership of MTV, Comedy Central and Paramount...
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Plunge in disc sales seems to prove that future is virtual...

THE NEWS that sales of DVDs, CDs and video games has plunged by almost a fifth should come as no surprise. After all, consumers...
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Three stripes and you’re not out: Adidas loses bid to be...

ADIDAS has failed to expand its trademark three-stripe design in Europe because it isn’t distinctive enough. (Click here to see stock prices for the companies...