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YouTube is trying to crack down on stream-ripping websites

There’s a long history of Google and YouTube being at loggerheads with music rightsholders over issues like (respectively) piracy and safe harbours. However, when it comes to the music industry’s latest piratical bugbear...
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Despacito is still doing 1.4m YouTube views a day in 2020

YouTube announced the latest milestone for Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s ‘Despacito’ yesterday: its official music video has become the first ever video to reach 7bn views on YouTube. Another stat from the announcement...
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Spotify and YouTube double down on their music charts

The charts of digital music services having clout with consumers and the industry alike isn’t a new trend for anyone who remembers the heyday of Apple’s iTunes rankings around the world. We’re interested in the current...
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Danish music returning to YouTube due to Polaris licensing deal

Danish collecting society Koda has been at loggerheads with YouTube since late July, when it claimed that the video service was preparing to "remove all Danish music from YouTube" after the expiry of a licensing deal. The...
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YouTube kicks off weekly ‘Released’ music show with Blackpink

YouTube is launching a new weekly music show called 'Released' which looks like it could be a powerful showcase for artists. It'll air at 11.45pm ET every Thursday, and focus on "music moments from the week", but also...
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Four Tet gets his own looping chillout stream on YouTube

Channels like ChilledCow and Chillhop Music can do it. Hollywood star Will Smith can do it. Even Pepsi can do it. So why can't Four Tet? He can! The 'it' in question being 'looping lo-fi chillout music streams on...
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YouTube Music tests Spotify Daily Mix-style ‘My Mix’ playlists

Spotify launched its Daily Mix playlists in 2016 as a collection of personalised playlists based on different 'clusters' of a listener's musical tastes. Now it looks like YouTube Music is launching a similar feature. Tech...
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YouTube singalong to celebrate Oasis album’s 25th anniversary

It's about to turn 25 years since the release of Oasis's second album '(What's the Story) Morning Glory?', which several members of our editorial team are in firm age-related denial about. The band remains on hiatus thanks...
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Google’s AI wants to know if you can lip-sync ‘Dance Monkey’

As if TikTok didn't have enough things to worry about, here's a new digital thing called 'LipSync by YouTube'. Or perhaps not a worry just yet: it's just an experiment using Google's artificial intelligence technology. "This...
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GRM Daily and Major Lazer documentaries launch on YouTube

It's a busy week for music documentaries on YouTube, with two launching yesterday. 'Together We Rise: The Uncompromised Story of GRM Daily' is a four-part documentary based on the British music brand and its founder Posty,...
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Japanese artist Reol made $130k from a YouTube livestream

Can you make money from livestreamed music performances on YouTube? Japanese artist Reol certainly did: to the tune of $130k. YouTube's director of Black music and culture Tuma Basa revealed the figure in his appearance...
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Jennifer Lopez and Maluma held a YouTube premiere ‘afterparty’

Jennifer Lopez and Maluma have just released a pair of singles together: 'Pa Ti' and 'Lonely', and like a growing number of artists, they unveiled the music videos in a YouTube premiere, yesterday. However, they also...