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Streaming is secretly fixing your mainstream taste in garbage music

The “optimism index” at indies hit its highest level this year, according to this month’s annual membership survey by Merlin, a group representing more than 2,000 independent labels and music companies. Eighty-five percent of its members were optimistic about the future of their businesses, coinciding with their digital income swelling thanks to streaming. – Joan E. Solsman, CNET » https://ift.tt/322j460
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AT&T Donates $500,000 to Locast Free Broadcast-TV Streaming Org

According to the telco, the donation “will support SFCNY’s mission to make free broadcast content available to consumers and offer them more choice.” AT&T added the Locast interactive app to internet-connected DirecTV and U-verse set-tops on May 30 — giving it a path to perhaps eventually avoid paying retransmission fees to broadcasters. – Todd Spangler, Variety » https://ift.tt/31ZK06r

DC Universe: ‘Doctor Who’ Co-Star Lands Mercy Graves Role On ‘Titans’

The official character bio from the show’s producers: “Mercy Graves is the ruthless, cunning, right hand and bodyguard to the notorious Lex Luthor – serving her boss with unquestioned loyalty. Her connection to the Luthors runs deep, as Mercy has been a friend of the family and in Lex’s life since they were young.” – Geoff Boucher, Deadline Hollywood » http://bit.ly/2ZndXet

VidAngel Must Pay $62.4 Million for Ripping and Streaming ‘Pirated’ Movies

Video streaming service VidAngel, which allows users to filter objectionable content from movies and TV-shows, has to pay $62.4 million to Disney and Warner Bros. The company is liable for copyright infringement after it streamed movies without permission of the rightsholders. In addition, it violated the DMCA’s anti-circumvention provision, by ripping DVDs. – Ernesto, TorrentFreak » http://bit.ly/2WOHewM

IMDb Scraps Freedive Name, Will Triple ‘IMDb TV’ Free Streaming Lineup With Movies From Warner Bros., Sony, MGM

IMDb TV is currently available only in the U.S. It’s accessible on the IMDb website and as a free channel in Amazon’s Prime Video app across hundreds of devices. That includes Amazon’s own Fire TV streaming-media products, which the tech giant claims has over 34 million active users worldwide. IMDb TV streaming titles currently are not available on IMDb’s iOS and Android apps. – Todd Spangler, Variety » http://bit.ly/2Il18vn

Top Grossing Apps in the U.S. for May 2019

The second highest grossing app in the U.S. during May was Pandora with close to $35 million in user spending. YouTube was the next highest grossing app, followed by Netflix and HBO Now. Six of the top 10 top grossing non-game apps in the U.S. last month were streaming services. YouTube became the No. 1 grossing app on the App Store, unseating Tinder which was the top earning iOS app in April. – Julia Chan, Sensor Tower » http://bit.ly/2Re518x

Id Software built a framework to make streaming video games better

Bethesda is jumping on the cloud-gaming train with Orion, a software collection that optimizes game engines for streaming. Essentially, Orion is designed to make games run better on platforms like Google’s Stadia or Microsoft’s xCloud. It works with any game and any platform, lowering latency by up to 20 percent per frame and reducing bandwidth demands by as much as 40 percent. – Jessica Conditt, Engadget » https://engt.co/2R3qpxc
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