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“Dear White People” Exclusive: Justin Simien Talks Musical Final Season, “A Person Bursting Out In Song Is Not The Craziest Thing To Happen On Winchester’s Campus!”

BOSSIP spoke with "Dear White People, Vol. 4" showrunners Justin Simien and Jaclyn Moore about their decision to make the final season a musical one and Simien said the choice was simple. The musical format allowed the show to approach the Black experience in a unique way while playing in the '90's soundbox.
Tags: TV, News, Actors, Newsletter, Creators, Jazz, Arts & Entertainment, Celebrity News, Simien, Justin Simien, For Your Information, For Your Viewing Pleasure, Hollyweird, Bossip Exclusives, Dear White People, Race Matters


Instagram says it did not remove Britney Spears' account after the singer's profile mysteriously disappeared

Singer Britney Spears arrives at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards in New York, U.S., August 28, 2016. Eduardo Munoz/Reuters Britney Spears' Instagram account was deactivated on Tuesday without explanation. Instagram told Insider that the platform didn't take action against the account. It's possible that Spears or someone with her password deleted the account. See more stories on Insider's business page. Britney Spears' Instagram account is gone and it's not entirel...
Tags: Facebook, New York, Media, Instagram, Entertainment, Trends, Creators, Britney Spears, New Yorker, Jamie, Spears, Page Six, Digital Culture, L, Tech Insider, Britney Spears Instagram


Red Or Blue Pill Predicaments: Watch The Trailer For ‘Matrix Resurrections’ Starring Keanu Reeves & Yahya Abdul-Mateen

The highly-anticipated Warner Bros. film directed by Lana Wachowski, The Matrix Resurrections, will be released theatrically and on HBO Max on Dec. 22, and it features some familiar faces as well as a host of newcomers to the film franchise. The first trailer for the film already has fans excited.
Tags: Hbo, TV, Movies, Film, Actors, Creators, Jazz, Warner Bros, Keanu Reeves, Arts & Entertainment, Celebrity News, Lana Wachowski, Yahya Abdul Mateen, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Matrix Resurrections, Matrix Resurrections Trailer


Y’all Ready To ‘Lean Back’ & Be ‘Mesmerized’? Fat Joe And Ja Rule Facing Off In The Next ‘Verzuz’

Ja Rule and Fat Joe have been announced as the contestants for the next Verzus battle on September 14. Tickets for the event go on sale on Sept. 7.
Tags: Music, Newsletter, Creators, Concert, Jazz, Arts & Entertainment, Special Events, Celebrity News, Ja Rule, Fat Joe, Verzuz, Recording Artists, Fat Joe And Ja Rule Verzuz


Twitter rolls out paid subscription ‘Super Follows’ to let you cash in on your tweets

After opening applications in June, Twitter is rolling out Super Follows, its premium subscription option, starting today. The feature, first revealed in February, will allow users to subscribe to accounts they like for a monthly subscription fee in exchange for exclusive content. For creators, Super Follows are another useful tool in the emerging patchwork of monetization options across social platforms. Eligible accounts can set the price for Super Follow subscriptions, with the option of char...
Tags: Apple, Social, TC, Twitter, Tech, Monetization, Canada, United States, Creators, Jack Dorsey, Google Twitter, Substack, Mobile Applications, Creator Economy, Creator Tools, Patreon Twitter


Instagram is ditching ‘swipe-up’ links in favor of stickers

Instagram is ditching the “swipe-up” link in Instagram Stories starting on August 30. The popular feature has historically allowed businesses and high-profile creators a way to direct their Story’s viewers to a website where they could learn more about a product, read an article, sign up for a service or do anything else the creator wanted to promote. In place of the “swipe-up” call to action, Instagram users who previously had access to the feature will instead be able to use the new Link Stick...
Tags: Social, Facebook, Apps, Instagram, Marketing, Tech, Links, Software, Businesses, Creators, Stories, Mobile Software, Sticker, Jane Manchun Wong, Link Sticker the company, Stories Sticker


SiriusXM launches ‘TikTok Radio,’ a music channel featuring viral hits hosted by TikTok stars

If viral TikTok songs like Dr. Dog’s “Where’d All the Time Go?” or Bo Burnham’s “Bezos I” weren’t already stuck in your head on loop, now they could be. Today SiriusXM launched a TikTok Radio channel, which features TikTok creators as channel hosts. The station is designed to sound like a “radio version of the platform’s ‘For You’ feed,” Sirius XM said. SiriusXM, parent company to Pandora, announced this music channel in May, teasing the launch with curated Pandora playlists from influencers lik...
Tags: Mobile, Apps, Spotify, Music, Media, Entertainment, Youtube, Tech, Pandora, Radio, Ed Sheeran, Creators, Artists, Fleetwood Mac, Streaming Music, Sirius Xm


A cofounder of Bleacher Report shares how to avoid burnout as a top creator

Dave Nemetz. Inna Lila Dave Nemetz is a cofounder of Bleacher Report, the founder of Inverse, and writes a weekly newsletter on media and startups. The following is a recent post, republished with his permission. In it, Nemetz shares ways that to avoid burnout as a creator in an 'always-on' economy. See more stories on Insider's business page. "Replace yourself."Founders know this advice well.You shouldn't grip too tight to any role in your startup. As you scale, bring in t...
Tags: Advice, Success, Trends, Strategy, Ben Thompson, Mental Health, Creators, Burnout, Vacation, Quentin Tarantino, Jessica Williams, Nordic, Jason Kottke, Neil, George R R Martin, Tim Carmody


We Are Social’s Monday Mashup #549

WhatsApp launches ‘view once’ disappearing photos and videosWhatsApp has entered the world of disappearing images and videos, launching its ‘view once’ feature which deletes photos or videos from your chat after they’ve been opened by the recipient. If you’d like your content to be more permanent, you can still send images and videos as normal but to make them disappear, you can tap the ‘1’ button to the left of the send button. WhatsApp believes this will be useful for those sending sensitive i...
Tags: Twitter, UK, Youtube, US, Social Media, Seo, Whatsapp, Creators, Mashup, Sam Cox, Platform Updates, Tiktok, Social Updates, Monday Mashup, Twitter Spaces, Monday Mashup 549


Early internet star turned celebrity Andy Milonakis revolutionized live streaming and virality, but he still has regrets

Andy Milonakis. Matt Petit/Disney XD via Getty Images Andy Milonakis is 45 now but shows no signs of slowing down. Since creating his own television show in 2003, he's been a rapper, actor, performer, and live streamer. A pioneer of the internet age, Milonakis feels he gets "judged" for his appearance. See more stories on Insider's business page. Andy Milonakis has spent the past two months in the mountains on the island of Crete, Greece at his grandparent's house. Almost every...
Tags: South Korea, Japan, Media, Jimmy Kimmel, Greece, Entertainment, Washington Post, Los Angeles, Trends, Mtv, Creators, Queens, Riff Raff, Streaming, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Twitch


Pinterest rolls out new features that let creators make money from Pins

Pinterest today is increasing its investment in the creator community by introducing new tools that will allow creators to make money from their content. Now, creators will be able to tag products in their Idea Pins — a video-first feature the company first launched this spring — to make their content “shoppable.” They’ll also now be able to earn commissions through affiliate links and partner with brands on sponsored content, much like on other social platforms like Instagram, YouTube and TikTo...
Tags: Social, Startups, Ecommerce, Apps, Video, Media, Pinterest, Instagram, Shopping, Social Networks, Social Media, E-commerce, Creators, Peru, Retailers, Rakuten


VOCHI raises additional $2.4 million for its computer vision-powered video editing app

VOCHI, a Belarus-based startup behind a clever computer vision-based video editing app used by online creators, has raised an additional $2.4 million in a “late-seed” round that follows the company’s initial $1.5 million round led by Ukraine-based Genesis Investments last year. The new funds follow a period of significant growth for the mobile tool, which is now used by over 500,000 people per month and has achieved a $4 million-plus annual run rate in a year’s time. Investors in the most recent...
Tags: Social, Videos, Fundings & Exits, Startups, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Video, Media, Funding, Social Media, Tech, Ukraine, Artificial Intelligence, Creators, Belarus


YouTube to pilot test shopping from livestreams with select creators

YouTube will begin pilot testing a new feature that will allow viewers to shop for products directly from livestream videos. The feature will initially launch with just a handful of creators and brands, the company says, and is an expansion of the integrated shopping experience YouTube began beta testing earlier this year. That feature was designed only for on-demand videos, and allowed viewers to tap into the “credibility and knowledge” of trusted creators in order to make informed purchases, t...
Tags: Google, Social, Facebook, Ecommerce, Video, Shopping, Youtube, Marketing, Tech, Walmart, E-commerce, Search, Creators, Google Shopping, Online Stores, Video Hosting


Facebook will lure creators with $1 billion in payments

Facebook just announced plans to pay content creators more than $1 billion by the end of next year through new bonus programs designed to keep creatives plugged into its app ecosystem. Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg first announced the new funding to “reward creators for great content” on his Facebook page. The company will pay creators through a series of new bonus initiatives across Facebook and Instagram which are “seasonal, evolving and expanding over time.” The bonus programs will...
Tags: Social, TC, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Messenger, Instagram, Youtube, Social Media, Tech, Stars, Snapchat, United States, Creators, Facebook Facebook, Mobile Applications, US Pinterest


How Instagram nano influencers make money with under 10,000 followers

Jen Lauren is a "nano" influencer on Instagram and YouTube. Jen Lauren "Nano" influencers are generally defined as having fewer than 10,000 followers on Instagram. And some have turned their social-media hobbies into part-time jobs or side hustles. Here's how several creators earn money as nano influencers on Instagram. See more stories on Insider's business page. "Nano" influencers may only have a few thousand followers, but that's not keeping them from turning a social-media ...
Tags: Media, Instagram, Youtube, Advertising, Trends, Nano, Creators, Influencers, Broder, Lauren, Tech Insider, Sydney Bradley, Khadijah Lacey Taylor, Jen Lauren, Nano influencers, Jen Lauren Nano


How to make money on Instagram as a nano influencer with under 10,000 followers

Jen Lauren is a "nano" influencer on Instagram and YouTube. Jen Lauren "Nano" influencers are generally defined as having fewer than 10,000 followers on Instagram. And some have turned their social-media hobbies into part-time jobs or side hustles. Here's how several creators earn money as nano influencers on Instagram. See more stories on Insider's business page. "Nano" influencers may only have a few thousand followers, but that's not keeping them from turning a social-media ...
Tags: Media, Instagram, Youtube, Advertising, Trends, Nano, Creators, Influencers, Broder, Lauren, Tech Insider, Sydney Bradley, Khadijah Lacey Taylor, Jen Lauren, Nano influencers, Jen Lauren Nano


Instagram is developing its own version of Twitter’s Super Follow with ‘Exclusive Stories’

Instagram is building its own version of Twitter’s Super Follow with a feature that would allow online creators to publish “exclusive” content to their Instagram Stories that’s only available to their fans — access that would likely come with a subscription payment of some kind. Instagram confirmed the screenshots of the feature recently circulated across social media are from an internal prototype that’s now in development, but not yet being publicly tested. The company declined to share any sp...
Tags: Social, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Spotify, Media, Instagram, Social Media, Tech, Creators, Fans, Subscriptions, Clubhouse, NFT, Creative Tools, Adam Mosseri


Etsy acquires Elo7, known as the ‘Etsy of Brazil’, for $217M

On the heels of Etsy’s huge deal to acquire Depop to open the door to more social selling, targeting younger users, and deeply expand in Europe, the crafty marketplace has announced another significant deal to build out its reach, this time in Latin America. Etsy has announced that it will acquire Elo7 — commonly referred to as the “Etsy of Brazil” for its popular marketplace for crafty creators — for $217 million. Etsy was already active in Brazil, but Elo7, one of the 10 biggest e-commerce sit...
Tags: Amazon, Crafts, TC, Ecommerce, Europe, Marketplace, Etsy, Ebay, US, Tech, Creators, M&a, Brazil, Latin America, Silverman, Sao Paulo Brazil


Spotify launches its live audio app and Clubhouse rival, Spotify Greenroom

In March, Spotify announced it was acquiring the company behind the sports-focused audio app Locker Room to help speed its entry into the live audio market. Today, the company is making good on that deal with the launch of Spotify Greenroom, a new mobile app that allows Spotify users worldwide to join or host live audio rooms, and optionally turn those conversations into podcasts. It’s also announcing a Creator Fund which will help to fuel the new app with more content in the future. The Spotify...
Tags: Social, Mobile, Apps, Spotify, Podcast, Music, Media, Audio, Social Media, Tech, Ios Apps, Mobile Apps, Creators, Android Apps, Streaming, Streaming Service


Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg hosts first test of Live Audio Rooms in US

In April, Facebook announced a slew of new audio products, including its Clubhouse clone, called Live Audio Rooms, which will be available across both Facebook and Messenger. Since May, Facebook has been publicly testing the audio rooms feature in Taiwan with public figures, but today the company hosted its first public test of Live Audio Rooms in the U.S. The event itself was hosted by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who chatted with fellow execs and creators. Joining Zuckerberg were Facebook VP ...
Tags: Social, TC, Gaming, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Messenger, Audio, US, Social Media, Tech, Taiwan, Creators, Fiji, Clubhouse, Zuckerberg, Social Software


Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg hosts first test of Live Audio Rooms in U.S.

In April, Facebook announced a slew of new audio products, including its Clubhouse clone, called Live Audio Rooms, which will be available across both Facebook and Messenger. Since May, Facebook has been publicly testing the audio rooms feature in Taiwan with public figures, but today the company hosted its first public test of Live Audio Rooms in the U.S. The event itself was hosted by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who chatted with fellow execs and creators. Joining Zuckerberg were Facebook VP ...
Tags: Social, TC, Gaming, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Messenger, Audio, Social Media, Tech, Taiwan, Creators, Fiji, Clubhouse, Zuckerberg, Social Software, Broadcasting


We Are Social’s Tuesday Tweakup #46

You can now hide like counts on Instagram and FacebookLoathe the stress of your like count? Well turn that frown upside down as you can now opt-in to hide your like count on both Facebook and Instagram. This is a feature that both platforms have been testing for a while now, finally settling on an opt-in option. You can either choose to hide all like counts on all posts in your feed, or decide on a per-post basis. Whilst some may find likes helpful to identify what’s currently trending or just a...
Tags: Facebook, UK, Pinterest, Instagram, Social Media, Seo, Creators, Mashup, Digital News, Poparazzi, Platform Updates, Monday Mashup, Tuesday Tweakup, Tuesday Tweakup 46


How a 22-year-old CEO built a TikTok empire with Gen Z media brand Flighthouse

Jacob Pace. Peter Don Insider spoke to Jacob Pace, CEO of TikTok's Flighthouse, and Jonathan Strauss, co-founder and CEO of Create Music Group, about their joint venture in the creator and music streaming industries. Flighthouse, a TikTok creative content studio and media channel, is owned by Create Music Group. See more stories on Insider's business page. Few people understand the genius of TikTok the way 22-year-old entrepreneur Jacob Pace does, and the proof lies in the succes...
Tags: Music, Hollywood, Texas, Entertainment, Youtube, Los Angeles, Trends, Pace, Williams, Creators, Jennifer Lopez, Royalties, Strauss, Roxanne, Jacob, CMG


New Instagram insights make its TikTok competitor Reels more appealing

Over the last year, Instagram has added a slew of features to help independent creators make a living, like Instagram Shop and Shopping in Reels . Today, Instagram launched new Insights for Reels and Live on its Professional Dashboard, giving businesses and creators essential data about the reach of their content. These tools will help Reels catch up with its competitor TikTok, which already offers users detailed analytics. As Instagram and TikTok continue trying to keep up with one anot...
Tags: Apps, Instagram, Los Angeles, Social Media, Insights, Tech, Social Media Marketing, Analytics, Creators, Jones, Reels, Instagram Shop, Tiktok, Reels Instagram, Reels Today Instagram, Quinn Jones


Spotify expands into the audiobooks market by partnering with Storytel

Spotify is further expanding into audiobooks — but not in the way you may think. The company today announced a new partnership with audiobooks platform Storytel, which will allow existing Storytel subscribers to connect their account through Spotify to access their audiobooks within Spotify’s app. The partnership is the first example of what’s possible with Spotify’s recently introduced Open Access Platform, which aims to give creators and publishers a way to extend their reach. The company brie...
Tags: Apps, Spotify, Media, Tech, Creators, Harry Potter, Streaming, Streaming Service, Subscription Services, Publishers, Audiobook, Reuters, Storytel, Daniel Radcliffe David Beckham, Spotify Group Session UX, Spotify HiFi


Pinterest to test livestreamed events this month with 21 creators

Pinterest is expanding into live events. The company is planning to host a three-day virtual event that will feature livestreamed sessions from top creators, including big names like Jonathan Van Ness and Rebecca Minkoff, among others. The virtual event will run inside the Pinterest app from May 24th through May 25th, and will serve as the company’s first public test of directly streaming creator content to its more than 475 million global users. The rise of the creator economy and a pandemic-fu...
Tags: Social, Cooking, Apps, Design, Pinterest, Events, Social Media, Tech, Mobile Apps, Digital Media, Creators, Streaming, Rebecca Minkoff, Livestreaming, Creator, Temple


Pinterest to test live-streamed events this month with 21 creators

Pinterest is expanding into live events. The company is planning to host a three-day virtual event that will feature live-streamed sessions from top creators, including big names like Jonathan Van Ness and Rebecca Minkoff, among others. The virtual event will run inside the Pinterest app from May 24th through May 25th, and will serve as the company’s first public test of directly streaming creator content to its over 475 million global users. The rise of the creator economy and a pandemic-fueled...
Tags: Social, Cooking, Apps, Design, Pinterest, Events, Social Media, Tech, Mobile Apps, Digital Media, Creators, Streaming, Rebecca Minkoff, Livestreaming, Creator, Temple


Instagram adds a captions option for Stories and soon, Reels

Instagram is making its video Stories and Reels more accessible with the launch of a new “captions sticker” that will allow users to watch without having the sound on. The addition will not only make it easier for users who are hard of hearing or deaf to engage with video content, it also offers a way for users to watch videos when they’re somewhere they don’t want to have their sound on — and either don’t want to wear or don’t have access to headphones or earbuds. To use the feature, creators w...
Tags: Social, Videos, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Video, Media, Instagram, Tech, Mit, Accessibility, Creators, Stories, Deaf, Captions, Reels


Live video platform Bright lets you Zoom with your favorite creators

What if you could Zoom with your favorite creator and ask them questions? That’s the promise of Bright, the new live video platform launching today from co-founders Guy Oseary and early YouTube product manager Michael Powers. The service, built on top of Zoom, allows fans to engage in live, face-to-face video sessions with creators, ask questions and even join creators on a virtual stage for a more personal and direct learning experience. Though the startup has some similarities to voice chat ap...
Tags: Apple, TC, Facebook, Apps, Video, Instagram, Youtube, La, Social Media, Tech, Creators, Gm, Madonna, Ashton Kutcher, Laura Dern, Facetime


Apple unveils podcast subscriptions and a redesigned Apple Podcasts app

After years of increased competition from Spotify, Apple today announced its own expansion into podcast subscriptions. At the company’s spring event this afternoon, Apple unveiled its plans for a podcasts subscription service which would allow listeners to unlock “additional benefits,” like ad-free listening, early access to episodes and the ability to support favorite creators. The service will be available as part of Apple’s newly updated Podcasts app where free podcasts are also found. The an...
Tags: Apple, TC, Spotify, Cook, Media, Podcasts, Audio, Tech, Creators, Tim Cook, Podcasting, Michelle Obama, Npr, Subscriptions, Duke, Sussex