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10 things we learned about India’s music industry at All About Music 2021

The fifth edition of annual Indian conference All About Music that took place during the last week of September was, unsurprisingly, its second virtual instalment. It was also its biggest with over 240 speakers delivering...
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YouTube removes R. Kelly channels as pressure mounts on DSPs

Musician R. Kelly was recently found guilty on eight counts of sex trafficking and an additional count of racketeering in his recent trial.
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YouTube Music gets background listening for free users in Canada

Record labels are very keen for YouTube to migrate a greater share of its more than two billion monthly music users to paid subscriptions. One of the features dangled as temptation has been the ability to play music...
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SyncVault launches music promo service for YouTube Shorts

SyncVault is launching a 'music promo platform' specifically focusing on YouTube Shorts, with the aim of rewarding YouTubers for using music by its label clients in their short videos.
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Report: Google may soon be indexing TikTok and Instagram videos

You'll see a lot of YouTube videos when searching for artists on Google. What you won't see are TikTok and Instagram videos. This may be changing soon.
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YouTube launches music charts in Egypt, Saudi Arabia and UAE

YouTube launched its music charts in May 2018 in 44 countries initially, and has been expanding them geographically ever since.
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Discord is testing its own integration of YouTube videos

YouTube has been taking down some of the big music 'bots' that stream music from its service into social app Discord. Groovy and Rythm shut down in August and September.
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YouTube launches its first original podcast: The Upload

People (including us) have often underestimated YouTube as a podcasting platform, but it can be a powerful service for building an audience for long-form shows.
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YouTube says that music is now 25% of its global watch time

YouTube's chief business officer Robert Kyncl has been addressing the TV industry this week at the Royal Television Society Cambridge Convention. However, he had some figures that will be of intense interest within the music...
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YouTube shuts down another Discord music bot, Rythm

YouTube really doesn't approve of bots that let people pull music from its platform into social platform Discord, having recently shut down Groovy.
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Mobile games giant Supercell is dabbling in music too

The Finnish company is releasing a single called 'We Won't Cooperate' by fictional group Bad Randoms as an offshoot from Brawl Stars.
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Blackpink are now the most subscribed-to artist on YouTube

Justin Bieber has been the most popular music artist on YouTube by the metric of channel subscriptions for a while, but now he has been knocked off his perch.