Music Messenger to rely on YouTube API for October app update
We’ve written about Music Messenger before: it’s the music-focused messaging app that raised $24.4m in funding, but then removed its app from Apple and Google’s app stores in the west, to focus on other products. As...
September 6, 2018
Tenacious D to launch six-episode YouTube cartoon for new album
Comedy-rawk band Tenacious D have a new album on the way called Post-Apocalypto, and a six-episode animated series for YouTube to promote it
September 5, 2018
YouTube enlists its creators to campaign against EC’s Article 13
This month, the European Parliament will have a fuller debate and a new vote on its plans for copyright reform, including the much-discussed Article 13, which will cover safe harbour for internet platforms.
September 5, 2018
Ozuna album soars: how do Spotify and YouTube streams compare?
Ozuna is the latest Latin American star taking western charts by storm, with his second album ‘Aura’ breaking US records for the biggest week of streams for a Latin release.
September 4, 2018
T-Series tipped to overtake PewDiePie for YouTube subscribers
We’ve been covering the rapid growth of Indian music firm T-Series’ YouTube channels (in terms of their subscribers) in recent months. Now the company’s main channel could be set to dethrone the biggest YouTube star...
August 31, 2018
YouTube is ‘the main way consumers aged 16-44 discover music’
Music videos continue to be the most popular video category on YouTube, accounting for 32% of views on the platform. This, at least, is the estimate published by research firm Midia Research in its latest State of the YouTube...
August 29, 2018
BTS break YouTube’s 24-hour debut record with 45m views
Ahead of their US tour, which has already seen tickets selling out in a jiffy, K-Pop stars BTS have just broken a notable YouTube record.
August 28, 2018
T-Series’ Bhakti Sagar YouTube channel reaches 10m subs
We’ve reported regularly on the growth of Indian music behemoth T-Series’ main YouTube channel: most recently in June when it reached the milestone of 50 million subscribers. It’s not the only YouTube music channel...
August 21, 2018
Lele Pons is latest YouTuber to sign to a major label
Lele Pons is a massive star on YouTube, with close to 11m subscribers and whose videos are mainly a series of comedy skits. She also has 26.7m followers on Instagram, 4m followers on Facebook and 1.9m followers on Twitter. She...
August 16, 2018
YouTube is reportedly offering its biggest stars large sums of cash
No, this is not about the “value gap”. Rather it is related to claims from Bloomberg that the video platform is offering to pay some of its biggest stars to use and endorse new features it is rolling out. The fees...
August 14, 2018
YouTube merges artist channel subscriptions
YouTube has mailed users to alert them to changes in how artist channel subscriptions will now work – part of an effort to pull together all the channels an artist might run/be associated with into one location. This,...
August 13, 2018
Drake hits 50bn streams milestone: here’s how that breaks down for Spotify, Apple Music and YouTube
Universal Music’s Republic Records has announced the latest digital milestone for Drake: he’s “the first artist to surpass 50 billion streams across all global streaming platforms”. The news comes just a month after...
August 9, 2018