The Music Videos Gen Zers Can’t Stop Watching Yesterday marked 40 years since MTV launched and to celebrate the anniversary, Vevo shared data about Gen Zers’ relationship with music videos and the most popular artists among the demographic exclusively with Morning Consult. Rapper Lil Poppa was a star among Gen Z, drawing half of his music video views from Gen Z adults ages 18-24. Olivia Rodrigo, the Disney star who took the world by storm with her single “Driver’s License,” also performed well among the demographic, with 39 percent of her music video views coming from Gen Z adults. Read more here: Exclusive: Vevo Data Reveals How Often Gen Z Watches Music Videos and Which Ones Overperform With Them
Walt Disney Co.’s “Jungle Cruise” topped the domestic box office, bringing in $34.2 million in its opening weekend, easily beating A24’s “The Green Knight” and Universal’s “Old,” which each brought in roughly $6.78 million. “Jungle Cruise” has earned $91.8 million globally, including $27.6 million from 47 theatrical markets and $30 million from Disney+ Premier Access. (The Hollywood Reporter)
Simone Biles will compete in the balance beam event final on Tuesday after withdrawing from the women’s gymnastics team final, the all-around, vault, floor exercise and uneven bars to focus on her mental health. She will join teammate and all-around winner, Sunisa Lee, in the event final. (Variety)
Ariana Grande will be the latest pop star to participate in a “Fortnite” concert, headlining the Rift Tour, which takes place virtually Aug. 6-8. The game will also sell a Grande-themed skin that goes on sale Wednesday. (The Verge)
The fight between actress Scarlett Johansson and Walt Disney Co. over her contract for the movie “Black Widow” has a new participant: the powerful Creative Artists Agency, which represents Ms. Johansson and many of Hollywood’s biggest stars.
Owing to concerns about the spread of the Delta variant of COVID-19 and the impact it may have on theatrical revenues, Paramount has pulled its upcoming family film “Clifford the Big Red Dog” from its release schedule, TheWrap has confirmed.
Since the opening ceremony of the Olympics last week, NBC has been busy negotiating with anxious advertisers, offering ways to make up for the games’ steep drop in viewers, people familiar with the matter say.
When Discovery Communications purchased the European rights to the 2018-2024 Olympics six years ago, ousting competitors such as the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and agency SportFive in the process, there was little public interest, let alone outcry.
It was the end of a sweltering summer’s day in Riyadh, with the mercury hitting 110˚ F. In a social hall in Saudi Arabia’s capital, producers and executives from the animation studio Myrkott doled out pizza and salads to a buzzing group of actors, illustrators, and staff.
During Apple’s second-quarter earnings call July 27, executives declared Apple TV+ a success. The streamer’s 35 Emmy nominations, CEO Tim Cook said, “speaks to the quality of our programming and an enthusiastic reception from customers and critics alike” while the Season 2 premiere of “Ted Lasso” saw the show “continue to win over viewers with its heartwarming message about the power of community, compassion, and hope.”
Google is having trouble convincing large advertisers that YouTube is a proper substitute for TV, as large brands and ad agencies say that the platform lacks the sophistication of rivals in connected TV like Roku and The Trade Desk.
Ellie Zeiler, 17, a TikTok creator with over 10 million followers, received an email in June from Village Marketing, an influencer marketing agency. It said it was reaching out on behalf of another party: the White House.
In a sign o’ the times, Prince’s music is attracting new investment. Primary Wave has acquired the largest interest in the Prince estate, according to recently released legal documents, positioning the music publisher to steer the legacy of the late pop star, who died without a will.