Gaming
The Score: How Beatstar generated $73M in revenue — including $16M to rightsholders — in year one
November 21 2022

In September 2022, Space Ape Games announced that its mobile rhythm game Beatstar had generated $73 million in revenue — and shared over $16 million of its income with rightsholders, in a revenue-share model that is almost unheard of in the video game industry.

Web3
Sidechain: Web3 presave strategies, the death of FWB Local, and influencer disclosures
November 09 2022

Capturing the W&M community’s unique, early-adopter, critical pulse on the music/Web3 landscape, backed by ongoing reporting from our Web3 research team that you won’t find elsewhere.

Gaming
The Score: What are the licensing opportunities for independent artists in video games?
October 23 2022

There’s been a significant rise in music and gaming collaborations across mobile games, rhythm games, virtual world platforms, and more. But the barriers to entry remain high for most independent artists.

Web3
Sidechain: Future Tape joins Zora, new music/Web3 protocols, and new case studies in royalty-backed NFTs
October 12 2022

Introducing our new, collaborative editorial vertical dedicated to tracking the music/Web3 landscape.

Gaming
The Score: Is Lil Nas X’s League of Legends collaboration his smartest play yet?
September 26 2022

Riot Games, the studio behind League of Legends, has collaborated with Lil Nas X on the 2022 League of Legends World Championship (Worlds) Tournament anthem, “Star Walkin.’”

Web3
Sidechain: Venice, Warner Music, and more cross the Web2/Web3 bridge
September 20 2022

Introducing our new, collaborative editorial vertical dedicated to tracking the music/Web3 landscape.

Gaming
The Score: Was Justin Bieber’s first in-game concert a success?
September 12 2022

Justin Bieber played his first-ever in-game concert in Garena Free Fire, a battle-royale game exclusive to mobile devices, on August 27, 2022. Did it generate the buzz and results that we expected!

Gaming
The Score: Blackpink, PUBG, and the rise of virtual concerts in mobile games
August 29 2022

Introducing our new, collaborative editorial vertical exploring the intersection of music and video games.