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Lady Gaga-R. Kelly Song Removed From Streaming Services

As she promised, Lady Gaga’s collaboration with R. Kelly has been removed from streaming services. The song, “Do What U Want (With My Body), was removed approximately 18 hours after Gaga tweeted her apology for working with Kelly, who has been accused of sexual misconduct by multiple women, as featured in last week’s Lifetime documentary “Surviving R. Kelly. – Shirley Halperin, Variety » http://bit.ly/2D3ni2W

Middle East’s largest broadcaster reportedly launches its own streaming service to rival Netflix

The Dubai-based firm was reportedly taken into majority ownership by the Saudi government following last year’s anti-corruption crackdown, which led to the detainment and subsequent release of MBC founder Waleed bin Ibrahim Al Ibrahim. Reuters reported in February, citing sources close to the matter, that officials planned to transfer ownership of 60 percent of the regional broadcaster while leaving the remaining 40 percent in the hands of Al Ibrahim. – Ryan Browne, CNBC » https://cnb.cx/2CWMLuF

How Streaming Provides Advantages and Instills Trust, Pulling From Both Traditional and Digital Advertising

Streaming audio now reaches 43 percent of adults 18-plus per week, according to Nielsen’s Q2 2018 Total Audience Report. On-demand song streaming jumped 45 percent in the first half of 2018, compared with the year before, while video song streaming was up nearly 35 percent, according to Nielsen. Meanwhile, about one-quarter of Americans have listened to a podcast in the last month, Edison Research reports. – Brian Benedik, Adweek » http://bit.ly/2Axf95a

Golden Globes: Netflix Scores Big Wins as ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ and ‘Green Book’ Surprise

Netflix’s impressive night signals a changing landscape in Hollywood and comes as traditional studios are being challenged by streaming giants. Among other awards, Netflix earned a best foreign film and a directing award for “Roma,” Alfonso Cuaron’s sweeping look at his childhood in Mexico City. “Roma” was ineligible for the top drama prize because it is shot entirely in Spanish. Netflix scored five wins across its motion picture and television divisions. – Brent Lang, Variety » http://bit.ly/2QxxbcJ

Netflix and chill no more – streaming is getting complicated

Disney and WarnerMedia are each launching their own streaming services in 2019 in a challenge to Netflix’s dominance. Netflix viewers will no longer be able to watch hit movies such as “Black Panther” or “Moana,” which will soon reside on Disney’s subscription service. WarnerMedia, a unit of AT&T, will also soon have its own service to showcase its library of blockbuster films and HBO series. – Associated Press via WWLP-22News » http://bit.ly/2VxXC5x
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