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Kid Cudi Co-Founded Encore Raises $9M In Seed Funding To Help Music Artists Get Paid

Being a source of inspiration for fellow artists is at the heart of Kid Cudi’s latest venture in the tech space. In 2020, the rapper co-founded Encore, an interactive live performance app that helps artists further connect with their fans. Now, in 2022, the platform has officially launched and made its debut on app stores, according to a press release. “My number one priority has always been inspiring others and providing them the space to tell their own stories in an authentic and meaningful way. We created Encore as a space for artists to share their art, build community, while also being able to pay their rent,” Cudi shared in a statement. The announcement of Encore’s launch comes in after the raise of $9 million in seed funding led by Battery Ventures, the press release details. Other investors included 468 Capital, Parade Ventures, Nomad Ventures, Moving Capital, Kayak Ventures, and Gaingels.

Feb 16, 2022

Over 12M Gamers Tuned in to Watch Travis Scott Get 'Astronomical' on Fortnite

Travis Scott straight-up turned tech up a notch on Thursday (April 23) when he performed “Astronomical,” a virtual concert on Fortnite. Over 12 million concurrent players joined the popular online video game to watch the “Astroworld” rapper give an otherworldly concert of hits, including “Sicko Mode.” Scott also debuted a new song, “The Scotts,” featuring his rap namesake, Kid Cudi. Over 12.3 million concurrent players participated live in Travis Scott's Astronomical, an all-time record! Catch an encore performance before the tour ends: — Fortnite (@FortniteGame) April 24, 2020 The online show was outfitted in brilliant special effects and theatrics, much like a real-life Cactus Jack show. A behemoth-sized version of the Missouri City artist appeared at the center of Fortnite’s landscape, stepping over floating rollercoaster tracks, hurling lyrics while submerged underwater and glowing from an electrifying light show. It was more of a completely immersive...

Apr 24, 2020