March 2nd, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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Taylor Swift managed to shake off all her music competition on YouTube in January, generating 361.3m views on her Vevo channel that month. Swift, who now has 3.7bn all-time views and 11.3m subscribers...

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February 26th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

How much money did YouTube make in 2014? $4bn of revenues but no profit according to the Wall Street Journal, which cites two sources for the figures. The piece claims that YouTube is currently running...

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February 26th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

YouTube launched a standalone app for children yesterday, although YouTube Kids is only available in the US for now. The app is free and ad-supported, serving up a child-friendly selection of channels...

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February 25th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

YouTubers covering songs has sometimes been a source of tension for rightsholders, but a recent marketing campaign for Microsoft’s Lumia smartphones featuring Clean Bandit showed the positive side. It...

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February 25th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Musician Stevie Marco is suing YouTube for libel, after a video by his band Rasta Rock Opera was removed – according to Marco, due to suspicion that he’d been inflating views using bots. His complaint...

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February 25th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Music videos service Muzu has been around for several years, but now it’s getting an official iPhone and iPad app. Released last week, it provides mobile access to the site’s catalogue of music videos....

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February 20th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Last week, we reported on lawsuits filed by YouTube multi-channel networks Machinima and Collective Digital Studio against music firm Freeplay alleging “bait and switch” licensing policies. Now Freeplay...

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February 20th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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There appears to be an interesting case of Chinese whispers going on around YouTube’s plans to charge. A number of sites reported that the company is introducing a Netflix-style premium monthly subscription...

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February 18th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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This year's Brit Awards take place on 25 February, and will be broadcast on traditional TV in the usual fashion. But the event will also see a splurge of digital activity on YouTube, Twitter and other...

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