Ninjawerks album includes exclusive licensing for YouTube usage
UMG’s Astralwerks has released ‘Ninjawerks’, the dance-music compilation curated by gaming star Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins. The album was released on Friday through the usual streaming and download services, as well...
December 17, 2018
Vivendi, IFPI and others concerned at Article 13 direction
Earlier this week, we reported on the latest discussion points in Europe’s ‘trilogue’ process finalising its new copyright directive, including the Article 13 section focusing on user-generated content platforms like...
December 14, 2018
‘Notice and stay-down’ could be part of Article 13 legislation
The ‘trilogue’ discussions between the European Commission, European Council and European Parliament about the proposed new copyright directive in Europe continue, including the Article 13 clause focusing on internet...
December 12, 2018
Ariana Grande breaks YouTube record and tops Spotify chart
Ariana Grande is having a barnstorming end to the year with her ‘thank u, next’ track. Its official video debuted on YouTube on Friday, and by Saturday had set a new 24-hour record on the service with more than...
December 3, 2018
Create Music to find $45m for artists and labels this year
US firm Create Music Group says it will have retrieved $45m of digital royalties for its artist and label clients this year, and expects this to grow to $100m in 2019. That’s according to a profile of the company published...
November 29, 2018
YouTube debuts student subs as originals strategy evolves
YouTube has followed other music-streaming services in launching cut-price subscriptions for students, albeit only in the US for now. Full-time students at accredited colleges or universities there will be able to get YouTube...
November 28, 2018
Not every YouTuber agrees with YouTube about Article 13
We’ve covered YouTube’s recent comments on the Article 13 section of the proposed new European copyright directive, as well as music industry bodies’ responses to those comments.
November 23, 2018
YouTube doubles up on advertising with new ‘ad pods’
Music Ally’s latest market profile focuses on Italy, which has just reached a notable music-streaming milestone.
November 22, 2018
Music rights orgs hit back at YouTube over Article 13
Startling fact of the day: music-industry bodies aren’t entirely happy with YouTube’s latest thoughts on the Article 13 section of Europe’s proposed new copyright directive.
November 22, 2018
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, after we asked him about the ongoing tensions...
November 21, 2018
IFPI and YouTube at loggerheads over $1.8bn-payments figure
YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki’s latest thoughts on Europe’s proposed copyright reform – and specifically the Article 13 section – has certainly caused a stir, as has Google’s latest ‘How Google Fights Piracy’...
November 19, 2018
Impala hits back at YouTube over Article 13 reforms
European independent-music organisation Impala has published a response to YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki’s latest criticism of the Article 13 section of the proposed new European copyright directive. “Far from threatening...
November 16, 2018