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Fresh-faced Scarlett Johansson joins Instagram to model skincare line
February 23, 2022 via Yahoo News
Scarlett Johansson has taken to Instagram via the page for her new ‘clean and effective’ skincare line, The Outset, making her fans very happy. The actor, who has never had a presence on social media before, is due to launch the full product line on March 1, as revealed by the social media account.

MLB Player Joins as Investor and Partner at Local Sports E-Commerce Company
February 23, 2022 via Biz Journal
With the announcement of the arrival of this MLB player on the Guardian Baseball team, the brand becomes the first e-sports retailer owned by a professional athlete.

Amtrak returns to sports sponsorship and names recording agency
February 23, 2022 via Sports Business Journal
About five years after its release as a longtime sports marketing brand, it is coming back to the fold. After a review, Amtrak quietly named Source Communications, based in Hackensack, New Jersey, as its go-to sports agency.

NCAA Division I Board of Directors Calls for Review of NIL Policies
February 18, 2022 via Lancaster Online
The NCAA’s top Division I governing body called Friday, Feb. 18, for a review of the impact of name, image and likeness compensation policies on recruiting, transfers, academics and the mental health of athletes.

Michael Rubin’s Fanatics, Jay-Z, Meek Mill, Lil Baby and More Acquire Mitchell & Ness for $250 Million
February 18, 2022 via Complex
Michael Rubin’s Fanatics and Jay-Z, along with several other household names, are among those confirmed to have acquired Mitchell & Ness. In a statement shared with Complex, Rubin touted the Philadelphia-based company as an “iconic brand” with a boundless future.

Eileen Gu wins gold at Olympics and with brands despite controversy
February 17, 2022 via Women’s Wear Daily
With her medal-winning freeskiing and dynamic spirit, American-born Chinese freeskier Eileen Gu dominated media coverage of the Beijing Olympics. But this global fascination has also been triggered by a series of controversies.

NWSL’s Kansas City Current signs ticketing deal with SeatGeek
February 17, 2022 via Sportico – Enterprise (subscription may be required)
SeatGeek is the new official ticketing platform for the current Kansas City of the NWSL after the couple signed a multi-year partnership that begins this season. Kansas City is the fourth NWSL team to partner with SeatGeek, joining the Portland Thorns, Houston Dash and Racing Louisville FC.


Sports

Marchand & Ourand Pod: NFL, Olympic Games
February 23, 2022 via Sports Business Journal
This week’s episode of The Merchant and Ourand Sports Media Podcast casts a wide net, taking a look at the aftermath of the Olympics, the media offseason and Adam Silver’s comments on limiting access in the locker room for journalists.

The Winter Olympics are won by a small circle of countries over and over again
February 23, 2022 via Bloomberg – News (subscription may be required)
There is an exclusive club of nations that continue to win the Winter Olympics – which for medal hopefuls has proven difficult to crack compared to the summer games, despite efforts to bring in more diversity in competition.

U.S. Soccer and Women’s Team Members Settle $24 Million Equal Pay Lawsuit
February 22, 2022 via The Washington Post
Members of the United States women’s national team have reached an agreement with the United States Soccer Federation that will guarantee equal pay with the men’s team and offer players millions in back pay, ending a six-year struggle in a sex discrimination case that has resonated in American sports and beyond. .

Brian Flores, who is suing the NFL, will join the Steelers as defensive coach
February 21, 2022 via NPR
Brian Flores, who filed a racial discrimination lawsuit against the NFL and three of its teams, has been named the Pittsburgh Steelers’ senior defensive assistant and linebackers coach.

China’s bet on new Olympic strategy pays off in gold medals
February 16, 2022 via Bloomberg – News (subscription may be required)
China’s most successful Winter Olympics team is a ragtag roster that includes the son of hockey legend Chris Chelios, a former child actor and a Louis Vuitton model.


music industry

Voicemod Signs Third Entertainment IP Content Deal for Wu-Tang Clan Founding Member Music ODB
February 23, 2022 via Business Wire – Top Stories
Voicemod, the global leader in augmented voice and interactive audio, has secured its third IP deal in collaboration with the music of legendary hip-hop artist Wu-Tang Clan.

Why Artists Like Springsteen and Dylan Are Suddenly Selling Their Catalogs
February 21, 2022 via The Day
“The best things in life are free. But you can keep them for the birds and the bees. Now give me some money.” The Steve Miller Band said it more aggressively: “Take the money and run.” It seems many of their colleagues are finally getting the message.

Kelly Accuser gets priority in Sony royalty fight
February 18, 2022 via Bloomberg Law (subscription may be required)
A woman who won a $4 million judgment against recording artist R. Kelly will receive royalties from Sony Music Holdings Inc. until she is paid in full, while a company with a $3.5 million prize must line up after her, an Illinois appeals court has heard.

Kanye West Boasts $1.3 Million in Stem Player Sales, Says ‘Donda 2’ Exclusive Release Sinks Apple Deal
February 18, 2022 via Billboard
After announcing on Thursday that his next album would be released exclusively on his Stem Player brand, Kanye West (now known as Ye) says he raked in over $1.3 million in sales on the day alone. last.


Cinema and television

Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby discusses conference splits, Texas and Oklahoma, TV deals
February 23, 2022 via Salt Lake Tribune
Top Big 12 officials visited Provo for the first time since the conference expanded. The Big 12 conference is in transition as it prepares for the arrival of four new member schools, including BYU.

Contrast between Alliance leagues more apparent as Big Ten turn to media rights
February 23, 2022 via Sports Business Journal
The Alliance conferences, Big Ten and Pac-12, seem to “view governance and other important topics through the same lens,” but “no matter how it relates to other leagues, the Big Ten is still the Big Ten,” according to Scott Dochterman of “The Athletic.”

PFT suggests the NFL’s Sunday Ticket could bring in $7.5 billion a year, but is that even realistic?
February 21, 2022 via Horrible Announcement
Now that the 2021-2022 NFL season is over and Super Bowl LVI is behind us, the focus is once again on what matters most (to league accountants), what will happen next? he then with Sunday Ticket?

NBC won’t enjoy Beijing’s least-watched Olympics, but hopes are high for Paris
February 21, 2022 via Sportico – Enterprise (subscription may be required)
The 2022 Winter Olympics was less of an unforeseen disaster for NBC and more something that, almost by design, was meant to be forgotten even while it was happening.

NBC’s Beijing Olympic Rankings Called a ‘Disaster’ for the Network: ‘I’m Stunned… There’s Karma in the World’
February 21, 2022 via Fox News – Breaking News
A sobbing Russian figure skater scolded by one of her coaches for a bad routine. Spooky cooling towers against the background of acrobatic snowboard jumps. Diplomatic boycotts. Half-empty stalls. Advertisers covering Connecticut games. It all took place in a host country engaged in human rights atrocities that was also the origin site of a global pandemic. For NBC, it wasn’t exactly Olympic glory in China.

TV and media rights to Croatian football sold for 44 million euros
February 21, 2022 via Croatia Week
After the termination of the contract with Endorphin Magine, the management of HNS held meetings with companies interested in buying TV and media rights, followed by three official offers to buy TV rights – A1 Croatia, Hrvatski Telekom and Sportklub and AB SportConsulting. At the same time, SuperSport’s bid for media rights has arrived, HNS said in a statement today.

SBJ unpacks: NBC concludes Beijing with another Olympic record
February 21, 2022 via Sports Business Journal
Tonight in Unpacks: The Beijing Games were the least-watched Olympics on record, according to SBJ’s Austin Karp.

MGM signs development deal with The Mentalist’s Simon Baker
February 17, 2022 via Television Business International
MGM International Television Productions has signed an exclusive, multi-year, first-look deal with “The Mentalist” star Simon Baker. Under the terms of the deal, Australian actor and director Baker will seek to develop scripted projects with MGM with an international focus.

Tiktok Comedian Zoe Roe Signs Scripted Deal With Unseen Narratives
February 16, 2022 via Tubefilter Feed
Comedian and influencer Zoe Roe is the next creator to strike a deal with Invisible Narratives. Invisible Narratives, which works with Larry and Cherdleys on feature film releases paired with custom merchandise, signed Roe to a scripted content development deal.


Non-fungible tokens (NFT)

An NFT bubble is taking over the gig economy
February 22, 2022 via Wired – Headlines
Argentinian musician Frank Tavis has had the life he always dreamed of. The 26-year-old traveled the world and performed on the streets and in bars of more than 20 countries – each coin dropped into his guitar case helping to pay his way to the next country for five years.

Wrangler® Announces First-of-Its-Kind NFT, Connecting the Metaverse to the Physical World
February 22, 2022 via Business Wire
Wrangler®, a brand that has spent the past 75 years creating the best denim in the world, kicks off its milestone anniversary focused on the next frontier, the Metaverse, by releasing 75 digitally animated Icon-Tier NFTs featuring one of Bridges’ signatures dance moves.

How NFTs Could Redefine the Future of the Music Industry
February 19, 2022 via Venturebeat
NFT sales skyrocketed in 2021. From a trading volume of just $40.69 million in 2018, NFT trading volume jumped over $44.2 billion in 2021 and continues to beat records and reach new heights.

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