Catnapp signs with Modern Sky; TikTok reaches 732 million users worldwide


1、Catnapp signed to Moden Sky

2、Lu Han's new single 'Wind Blows Through' online

3、Chen Rui, Chairman and CEO of Beili Beili: Chinese online video users will exceed 1.2 billion in 5 years

4、'Ride the Wind's Sister 2' wraps up, Na Ying leads X-sister debut

5、Short video app Triller parent company acquires 3 companies in 5 weeks, new CEO takes office

6、African music service company uduX launches fan investment platform PopRev

7, TikTok global users reached 732 million, the average daily use of 89 minutes

8、Netflix recruits audio podcast supervisor, may further develop branded podcasts

9, a16z led a new round of funding for Clubhouse, the valuation will reach $4 billion



Amparo Battaglia aka Catnapp, originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina and now living in Berlin, officially signed to Modern Sky in 2021 as a musician, producer and artist.

She has performed at some of the most prestigious A-list outdoor festivals in the world - SXSW in the US, Melt Festival in Germany, Sonar Festival in Spain - and at the legendary underground club Berghain, bringing a sense of German techno to listeners.



Luhan's new digital single 'The Wind Blows' was officially launched on April 17, with a soft melody and the theme of wind bringing a strong sense of spring atmosphere. As Luhan's first single in 2021, 'Wind Blows By' also marks a new departure for his music.



Speaking at the opening forum of the 8th China (Shanghai) International Technology Import and Export Fair on April 15, Chen Rui, chairman and CEO of Beeping Beeping, said that videoization will be a very big wave in the Internet. According to the data of China Internet Information Center, as of December 2020, the scale of Chinese online video users reached 927 million.

According to Chen Rui, 'According to the current growth rate, I think that in 3 years or 5 years, China's online video users will exceed 1.2 billion. In other words, almost 5 years, all Internet users will become video users.'



On April 16, MANGOTV's self-produced variety show 'The Sister of the Wave' wrapped up its second season, with Na Ying, Zhou Penchang, Yang Chenglin, Joey Yung, Wang O, Yang Yuying, and Ji Ke Junyi becoming a group, debuting under the group name 'X-sister'.



TrillerNet, the parent company of Triller, has announced the acquisition of two more companies:, an AI-powered 'customer engagement platform,' and FITE, a live event streaming platform, following the acquisition of Verzuz, a live webcasting program, last month.

In addition, TrillerNet today announced the appointment of Mahi de Silva, co-founder and CEO of and non-executive chairman of TrillerNet, as CEO of Triller.



African music services company uduX has partnered with Nigeria-based fintech company PiggyVest to launch a new fan investment vehicle called PopRev. Scheduled to launch in mid-May 2021, the platform will allow fans to invest in musicians' work by purchasing shares in their work, with the first round of artist investment opportunities to be announced soon.

According to the companies, the PopRev platform 'incorporates elements of cryptocurrency, social networking and more. Fans will be able to track their investments through the uduX platform and see how their investments are performing on the streaming platform in real time.



TikTok USA recently reached out to advertising agencies through its sub-brand TikTok for Business and dropped off a presentation document with information about the company. The document, which has been leaked online, contains a range of information about TikTok's audience and its new trends.

According to the semi-official document, TikTok has 732 million MAUs worldwide as of October 2020 and over 100 million in the U.S. The average TikTok user opens the app no less than 19 times a day and uses the app an average of 89 minutes a day.



The editorial and publishing team at Netflix, the U.S. streaming platform, recently posted a job opening for an audio podcast executive to focus on podcast development strategy, content development and team management.



Venture capital firm Andressen Horowitz will lead a new round of funding for Clubhouse, a real-time voice social platform, while bringing in new investors DST Global and Tiger Global Management, according to an exclusive report by technology media outlet The Information.

The round will value Clubhouse at $4 billion, tripling its previous funding round, also led by Andressen Horowitz, in January. The exact amount of this round is not yet known, but it will likely exceed the $100 million raised in the previous round.

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