Weekly Subscription News: Comics, Content Discovery and Digital Revenue

Featuring Marvel, Microsoft, Peacock and Morning Brew

In this week’s weekly subscription news roundup, Marvel shortens the time fans have to wait between print and digital editions of favorite comics, a UK investigation explores whether Spotify and Apple Music are paying artists enough, and Peacock makes a strong showing in the third quarter. Also, Apple gives new iPhone buyers free subscriptions, Morning Brew is trying to sell itself to Business Insider, and hotels are trying on the subscription model to lure visitors back.

Marvel Shortens Window Between Print and Digital Comics
The Hollywood Reporter

Do Spotify and Apple Music Pay Artists Enough? UK Investigation Opened
9to5 Mac

Microsoft Will Give GameStop a Share of Xbox’s Digital Revenues
Ars Technica

Peacock Tops Among Streamers in Q3 for New Subscription Additions
Seeking Alpha

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Morning Brew Is Trying to Sell Itself to Business Insider
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Hotels on Demand: Operators Are Selling ‘Subscriptions’ to Lure Back Visitors
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