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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...
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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...
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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...
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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...
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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’...
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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...
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YouTube’s top three artists in 2018 are all Latin American

This won’t come as a surprise to anyone who’s been keeping an eye on YouTube’s global charts, but the video service has confirmed that its three most-played artists of 2018 all come from Latin America. Puerto Rican...
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Another YouTuber – Lilly Singh – hits the exhaustion wall

Comedian and vlogger Lilly Singh has become one of the most popular stars on YouTuber, and one backed by YouTube itself in the first crop of its original series back in 2016. But now she’s become the latest online-video...
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YouTube names its first ‘Ones to Watch’ artist list in the UK

Helping new artists get discovered is a big focus for YouTube Music this year and next.