Cohen said that there would be “unintended consequences” of the bill, which he believes is trying to use legal tools designed for “push” media like radio to on-demand services like YouTube.
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YouTube’s annual music industry payouts grow to $6bn
YouTube paid out $6bn to the music industry in the 12-month period between July 2021 and June 2022, the company has announced.
Creative Intell raises $3m for AI music-dealmaking tech
US startup Creative Intell describes itself as “the first AI-powered dealmaking platform” for the music industry. It’s raised $3m of funding.
Will YouTube be music industry’s biggest partner by 2025?
There is more about sandwiches and cigars in the Financial Times’s ‘Lunch With the FT’ interview with YouTube’s music boss Lyor Cohen. Which, in fairness, is the point of this particular slot…
YouTube says its music payouts were $4bn in the last year
YouTube has paid out more than $4bn to the music industry in the last 12 months, according to its head of music Lyor Cohen.
The new figure was the focus for a blog post published by Cohen this afternoon, in which he also said that YouTube’s premium subscription services have “added more paid members in Q1 ’21 than in any other quarter since launch.”
Cohen did not include a figure for those paid memberships, which stood at 30 million globally in October 2020, plus another five million people on free trials of YouTube Music Premium and YouTube Premium.
YouTube now has more than 2bn monthly music users
In mid-2018, YouTube said that more than one billion people visited it every month to consume music. Two and a half years later, that total has doubled to more than two billion.
The new milestone has been announced this afternoon in a blog post by YouTube’s global head of music Lyor Cohen, as YouTube launched its first audio advertising format.
“Music video streaming is quickly growing in popularity: More than 2 billion people come to YouTube each month to experience music,” wrote Cohen, as part of an argument that brands and their agencies should be spending more money with YouTube around music.
Lyor Cohen warns industry not to get ‘drunk off the data’
YouTube Music boss Lyor Cohen sat down with colleague Tuma Basa, director of urban music, for a hip-hop focused event earlier this week – and delivered a warning to labels […]
Lyor Cohen keen to avoid algorithmic echo chambers on YouTube
The headline for newspaper The Times’ interview with YouTube Music boss Lyor Cohen may be over-egging the pudding a bit. ‘Whip Spotify’s ass? The answer is emphatically yes’, it turns out, refers […]
YouTube and Mr Eazi team up to help emerging Nigerian artists
YouTube is already the most significant digital platform for Afrobeats artists looking to build their global audiences. Now the service has teamed up with Nigerian artist Mr Eazi and his emPawa […]
Report 423: YouTube’s India opportunity
India is the second largest country in the world by population. It is also YouTube’s fastest-growing market where the platform is accessed by 20% of the population. YouTube is not just a way for Western acts to break in India – it is also the single most important platform for Indian acts to break globally. […]
From Lyor Cohen to pop-ups, YouTube’s Article 13 drive continues
“The first time I’ve touched this safe-harbour [topic] in quite some time is this morning with you! I don’t hear it,” YouTube Music’s Lyor Cohen told Music Ally in June, […]
Lyor Cohen criticises ‘severe unintended consequences’ of Article 13
Lyor Cohen has joined fellow YouTube executives Susan Wojcicki and Robert Kyncl in criticising the Article 13 section of the proposed new European copyright directive. His comments, coming from someone […]