Marshmello Teams with Ninja In $1 Million Fortnite Celebrity Showdown
Major League Gaming is truly becoming a multi-million dollar enterprise, and this year at E3 is going to prove that more than ever. Beyond introducing new online games into the ever-growing selection, Epic Games, creator of Fortnite, has announced a $1 million dollar Fortnite E3 2018 Celebrity Showdown.
Fifty teams of two will compete for a $1 million dollar grand prize, one pro matched with one celebrity. The million dollars will be split between the winning duo for the charity of their choice.
While we don’t know the full lineup of pros and celebrities, ten have been revealed Twitter, including Marshmello teaming up with Ninja, which seems like it will be the pairing to beat.
The Fortnite E3 2018 Celebrity Showdown will kick off promptly at 3:30 pm PT on Tuesday, June 12th, 2018. It will be livestreamed across various platforms like the Fortnite Twitch, YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook. If you happen to be in LA, you can find out more about how to purchase a ticket to the match for only $10 at this link.
The Battle Bus is en-route to #E32018!
Join us in LA at the #FortniteE3 booth or tune into the 100 player Pro-Am featuring:
Ninja + Marshmello
Myth + Paul George
Pokimane + Desiigner
Markiplier + Joel McHale
Gotaga + Demetrious Johnson
— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) May 22, 2018
Trap God Blessings: Gucci Mane Puts Up $1 Million For Rich Gang Tape
#NoCap, Gucci Mane is putting his bread up to bring the people a new Rich Gang project.
Hit page two to see what Rich Homie had to say about the fer.
Beyonce's BeyGOOD Charity Receives $1 Million Boost From Gucci
Beyonce's BeyGOOD platform is an initiative started by the songstress in the hopes implementing social change through the lives women, globally. If you didn't know, March happens to be 'Women's History Month,' where the onus is on retracing developments in social history through the eyes and acting words women. To honor such occasion, luxury brand Gucci has pledged $1 Million to help with the coordination massive human aide project tabled by Beyonce and her team philanthropists.
Beyonce unveiled plans for the BeyGOOD 4 Burundi, in July last year. The nation Burundi is currently plagued by a shortage clean drinking water, nearly half the nation have no access whatsoever. The initiative hopes to also teach basic hygienic practices in a effort to curb disease and malnutrition in the East African country. As this writing, the foundation has already built 35 wells in the country alone. Gucci's donation comes in the way their CHIME FOR CHANGE initiative, founded in 2013 as a treatise meant to "convene, unite and strengthen the voices speaking out for girls and women around the world."
You can read about the campaign here. The website fers an easy-to-read description the situation in Burundi, as well as a sign-up brochure, and a link for public donations.
A Scammer Reportedly Swindled Over $1 Million From Spotify
Spotify, the world's largest and most-used streaming service, has continued to encounter some persistent annoyances. One them is the issue with fake artists that has not been effectively resolved as yet. However, the company has also experienced some clever work from scammers who are cheating the company out money.
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Music Business Worldwide has published a report alleging that an individual or collective from Bulgaria is believed to have created two playlists, "Soulful Music" and "Music From The Heart," comprised short, fake songs that narrowly qualify for Spotify's monetized 30 second runtime. These playlists, despite having amassed a fairly scant following, climbed the company's confidential weekly playlists. The mastermind(s) behind these obscure playlists were running several premium accounts which looped these collection fake-songs at all hours the day, which would significantly increase its royalty accumulation.
While this devious plan would require a considerable outlay at first, it has been reported that "Soulful Music" alone could have netted over $300,000 a month based on these continuous streams. Combined with "Music From The Heart," these two disparate playlists would help accumulate over $1,000,000 in royalties over a span fourth months.
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While Spotify has not confirmed whether or not these reports are true, the company did reveal to Music Business Worldwide that they "take the artificial manipulation streaming activity on our service extremely seriously. Spotify has multiple detection measures in place monitoring consumption on the service to detect, investigate and deal with such activity. We are continuing to invest heavily in refining those processes and improving methods detection and removal, and reducing the impact this unacceptable activity on legitimate creators, rights holders and our users."
This EDM Label Just Hit 1 Million Sales Despite Giving Away Its Music Free
NoCopyrightSounds aka NCS just achieved 1 million in digital sales, despite the fact that it solely releases music for free!
For anyone wondering if they’ve heard NCS music before, the answer is probably yes. Alan Walker‘s “Fade” in 2014, before there was ever “Faded,” is just one prime example. In 2017, NCS has featured tracks from Halcyon, Prismo, Beatcore, and many many more. Over the years NCS has managed to keep a reputable track record for releasing some the industry’s leading house, dubstep, drum & bass, and more.
NCS founder, Billy Woodford recently commented on the milestone achievement: “I’m immensely proud to have reached 1 million paid downloads, and believe this shows the growth and strength NCS has built over the years.”
The music label, which originally started as a YouTube channel, is best known for fering copyright free music and free downloads. The fact NCS still managed to reach 1 million in paid sales, especially in a world heavy music streaming, is quite the accomplishment.
To hear just some the amazing music NCS has to fer, check out the “The Best 2017” playlist Spotify right here!
NCS: The Best 2017
Alan Walker – Fade NCS Release]