YouTube sees itself as ‘the institutional memory of Hip Hop’
November was Hip Hop History Month, and YouTube’s director of Black music and culture Tuma Basa ended it by publishing a blog post.
December 1, 2022
Apple Music, YouTube Music and Deezer launch their annual recaps
With Spotify’s annual Wrapped promotion imminent, three other streaming services launched their recap features for listeners yesterday.
November 30, 2022
YouTube roundup: Black Voices Fund music class and Shorts updates
There are a few stories from YouTube to let you know about today, starting with the announcement of its Black Voices Fund class of 2023.
November 16, 2022
Music licensing startup Uppbeat reaches 1m users milestone
Startup Uppbeat emerged early in 2021 as a music licensing service for YouTubers, with a catalogue of 900 cleared tracks and a freemium business model.
November 16, 2022
YouTube Content ID processed 758m copyright requests in 1H22
YouTube has published its latest copyright transparency report, covering the first half of 2022. It includes stats for Content ID.
November 10, 2022
YouTube now has 80m paid Music and Premium subscribers
It's more than a year since YouTube announced that it had 50 million paid subscribers for YouTube Music and YouTube Premium.
November 9, 2022
Alphabet financials reveal decline in YouTube ad revenues
YouTube’s advertising revenues were down 1.9% year-on-year in Q3: a rare decline for one of tech firm Alphabet’s key business lines.
October 26, 2022
Unionisation afoot for YouTube and Netflix music workers
The topic of unionised workers within and around the music industry is growing in prominence, with two more stories to add to the trend.
October 25, 2022
YouTube signs up Taylor Swift for latest Shorts campaign
Unsurprisingly, the big global DSPs are rolling out their big marketing guns for Taylor Swift’s new album ‘Midnights’.
October 24, 2022
YouTube raises the price of its Premium family plan by $5
YouTube Premium includes YouTube Music Premium, but also features to watch videos offline, and without advertising.
October 21, 2022
Discord adds YouTube integration and monthly $3 subscription
Popular chat platform Discord has announced some new features which will be relevant for artists building communities there.
October 18, 2022