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Sandbox Issue 214: Radio Ahead. Pitching to the non-traditional radio giants

Lead: In the good old days, you could just employ a plugger to get your songs played on radio (or, if you had deep pockets and shallow morals, you could engage in some light payola). Today what “radio” actually is has...
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Snapchat reveals its first ‘Snap Originals’ short-form TV shows

Snap, Inc’s ambitions to do more with original, produced video in its Snapchat app are well known. Last night, the company unveiled its first slate of ‘Snap Originals’ shows, which it has commissioned from a group of...
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eMarketer breaks down US digital-video advertising predictions

Research firm eMarketer has published its latest predictions for digital video advertising in the US, which includes a new number for YouTube. “This year, YouTube will generate $3.36 billion in net US video ad revenues,...
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European Parliament approves video-streaming local-content quota

The European Parliament has voted in favour of new rules for ‘audiovisual media services’ – meaning broadcasters but also on-demand video platforms including Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, YouTube and Facebook. The...
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Facebook launches Premieres interactive-video format

Facebook has announced the official launch of its ‘Premieres’ format, which enables people to “release a pre-recorded video as a live moment” on the social network. The idea being that new videos can be turned in...
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SoundCloud starts recording artist sessions in its Berlin studio

SoundCloud is the latest music-streaming service to start recording exclusive sessions in its own studio – in this case, in the company’s Berlin studio. The sessions will be branded ‘First on SoundCloud: Studio Sessions’...
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Spotify releases 17 tracks and 34 videos of Paul McCartney’s Abbey Road gig

Sir Paul McCartney is on track for his latest number-one album, and a carefully-planned promotional campaign has been playing its part. We wrote last week about plans for a livestreamed McCartney concert on YouTube, but then on...
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Videos are top digital-music consumption format in India

While MusicWatch is focusing on the US, Nielsen’s latest report turns its attention to India – a country where it claims 94% of the online population listens to music, based on its latest survey. The India Music 360 report’s...
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EC to set new quotas for European content on video services

The European Commission is set to require video-streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video to make at least 30% of their content in Europe, while also giving European shows ‘prominence and visibility’ on their...
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YouTube enlists its creators to campaign against EC’s Article 13

This month, the European Parliament will have a fuller debate and a new vote on its plans for copyright reform, including the much-discussed Article 13, which will cover safe harbour for internet platforms.
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T-Series tipped to overtake PewDiePie for YouTube subscribers

We’ve been covering the rapid growth of Indian music firm T-Series’ YouTube channels (in terms of their subscribers) in recent months. Now the company’s main channel could be set to dethrone the biggest YouTube star...
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Facebook Watch video-on-demand portal rolls out globally

Facebook launched its Facebook Watch portal in the US last August, providing a new home within its service for professionally-produced video and shows. A year later, the feature is going global.