Independent labels are worried about this due to the potential for major labels to accept lower royalty rates for streams of songs, in exchange for advances – upfront payments. This clause suggests that indies could then be forced down to the lower per-stream rates without getting the advances. … [Read more...] about YouTube’s proposed music contract with indie labels published online
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“Unfortunately, this commendable promise remains unfulfilled. We’ve seen no demonstrable demotion of sites that receive a high volume of piracy notices. In fact, when a user searches for virtually any prominent artist and song and “mp3,” the first result served up by Google’s own auto-complete function is usually mp3skull.com -- a site that’s received more than two million music piracy notices and is among the top offenders on Google’s own public listing of sites receiving the most piracy notices. … [Read more...] about Why is the music industry so cross with Google?
“Fundamentally, Google gets everything it needs from the music business out of YouTube as it is at the moment, so doing this new paid service is mainly about doing it because the labels are pushing them to do it, and that’s how they protect the relationships for the core business, which is YouTube,” he says. … [Read more...] about Streaming music: what next for Apple, YouTube, Spotify… and musicians?
"A lot of people think I can't make songs, they just think I'm a comedian rapper, but I'm still delivering punch lines, content, flow and technique so it's a bit frustrating, but I definitely want to show the grown-up side now." … [Read more...] about Lady Leshurr: How tooth brushing made a YouTube star
Cult YouTube gun channel boss found shot dead on rural Georgia roadKeith Ratliff was found shot to the head but had cache of weapons near him He ran YouTube channel with three million subscribers and all videos combined have been viewed more than a HALF BILLION times32-year-old man leaves behind a wife and two-year-old son By Daily Mail Reporter … [Read more...] about Cult YouTube gun channel boss found shot dead on rural Georgia road