WMG and YouTube still talking
Well, we reported on this when CNET said it a couple of weeks ago, but since Reuters is going with it now, a quick rehash: Warner Music Group and YouTube are in talks to restore the former's catalogue of music videos to the...
July 21, 2009
Moof: another streaming music service that rides on the back of YouTube
Moof is, as you may have surmised from the headline, a streaming music site that pulls in music from YouTube videos.
July 20, 2009
United Breaks Guitars video tops 3m plays
If you can't get even, get mad on YouTube. Musician Dave Carroll was so angry at his guitar getting broken during a flight on United Airlines (and worse, not getting compensation for it), that he made a song and video called...
July 16, 2009
Grade slams “derisory” YouTube offer over Susan Boyle
Michael Grade, the outgoing boss of UK broadcaster ITV, has criticised YouTube over its dealings with ITV during this year's Britain's Got Talent show - and specifically the global popularity of contestant Susan Boyle.
July 14, 2009
Report claims YouTube and WMG are talking again
Last year, licensing negotiations between YouTube and Warner Music Group broke down, with the result that the latter's videos were pulled from the site.
July 13, 2009
PRS for Music boss Steve Porter leaving this week
PRS for Music has announced that its chief executive Steve Porter is standing down this Friday.
July 13, 2009
DoubleTwist racks up hundreds of thousands of downloads, targets Japan
We've written about DoubleTwist before - it's a piece of software that lets people transfer their digital media and music, including protected iTunes Store files, with any device they like.
July 10, 2009
ASCAP demanding royalties from sites embedding YouTube videos
Anyone running a commercial website that's ever embedded a YouTube music video may be feeling a tad nervous right now, with news that US collecting society ASCAP is looking to collect royalties from them.
July 9, 2009
The best webcam-based music video you’ll ever see
The title says it all, really. It's by Japanese band Sour, and is constructed entirely of thumbnails of fans filmed with their own webcams.
July 8, 2009
50 Cent takes on YouTube star Sexman
If you're a bolshy teenager going by the moniker of ''Sexman'' on YouTube, who specialises in shouting about celebrities, you probably don't expect them to answer back.
July 6, 2009
Hulu and YouTube competing to attract UK broadcasters
Online TV service Hulu is offering British broadcasters equity stakes in the UK version of the site, which is due to launch in September, according to Broadcast magazine.
July 6, 2009