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YouTube Red: 13 things you need to know - Music Business Worldwide

YouTube Red: 13 things you need to know - Music Business Worldwide | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Bone up on a subscription service that could dwarf its competitors
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Youtube/Google finally unveils Red, its subscription based service

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Cy Queen's curator insight, October 22, 2015 5:38 PM

While it might not pay out as much as Spotify, any potential income from your music that is not tapped is wasted money.

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UK consumers give boost to legal downloading and streaming for TV, films and music - Press releases - GOV.UK

UK consumers give boost to legal downloading and streaming for TV, films and music - Press releases - GOV.UK | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
A new survey, published today by the Intellectual Property Office (IPO), highlights the latest UK trends in online streaming and downloading.
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Profiling the British music consumers, which basically turn up to be kids surfing on Youtube.

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YouTube just put the final nail in the Loudness War’s coffin

YouTube just put the final nail in the Loudness War’s coffin | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

This is HUGE. It may not look like much, but if you’re involved in music production, recording, mixing or mastering, this image could be the most important thing you’ll see all year.

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The loudness war keeps on roaring. This time YouTube pulls out the ultimate mastering engineer nightmare 

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The Problem With Audiences (A Letter To Daniel Ek)

The Problem With Audiences (A Letter To Daniel Ek) | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
So thank you once again Daniel for helping highlight the importance of audiences and hopefully I’ve gone some way to explaining why MIDiA decided to measure YouTube in the way we did. Though I have to say I am intrigued as to why you showed so much interest in the ad supported audience over all others? I do hope this doesn’t hint at a stronger focus on ad supported to come for Spotify. You have done a fantastic job at kick starting the subscription market and I know it is hard work, but if anyone can make premium subscriptions work at scale it is you. Though I totally get that you also need to highlight how much oxygen YouTube is sucking out of the marketplace – something I think you and I are in violent agreement on.
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Mark Mulligan addresses Daniel Ek
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Exclusive: This Is YouTube Music Key, Google's Upcoming Subscription Service With Offline Support, Background Audio, No Ads, Free Play Music Key

Exclusive: This Is YouTube Music Key, Google's Upcoming Subscription Service With Offline Support, Background Audio, No Ads, Free Play Music Key | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

Google has big plans for both YouTube and Google Play Music. We've heard a lot about YouTube's potential subscription music playback service, background audio, and offline playback, and there's been much speculation about what such an arrangement would mean for Play Music All Access. What we've got today gives those rumors and clues some clarity.

 

 

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Here is Google latest attempt at taking over the streaming service biz.

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YouTube: why one significant indie music group HAS signed licensing deal

YouTube: why one significant indie music group HAS signed licensing deal | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

YouTube is famously under fire from a group of leading independent labels for issuing ‘indefensible’ and ‘non-negotiable’ contracts regarding its new subscription service. But fresh evidence tonight shows that other influential indies have enjoyed a much more positive licensing experience with the Google-owned video giant.

A leaked memo sent from leading digital distributor Believe Digital to its clients today, obtained by Music Week, shows that the company signed a deal to license YouTube’s upcoming subscription service back in February - months before recent headline-grabbing disagreements came to light.

Interestingly, Believe says its royalty agreement followed a full six months of progressive, if intense, negotiations with YouTube, in talks dating back to September 2013.

Pierre Priot's insight:

More details on the Youtube/Believe Digital deal.

What you need to know if you're signed to Believe.

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The Deal With Independent Music Getting Pulled from YouTube « Saving Country Music

The Deal With Independent Music Getting Pulled from YouTube « Saving Country Music | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

ere’s there long and short of the current problem: Just like iTunes, Beats, Amazon, your local school district, and your refrigerator repair company, YouTube has decided it’s getting into the digital streaming music service too. Ironically, YouTube is one of the companies that already has a significant chunk of the digital streaming market, and one of the most significant footprints in the business. It’s just not in a convenient delivery form like its competitors. Look at the chart below, graciously provided to us by the industrious folks at Edison Research. Yes that’s right, not radio, not Spotify, not iTunes or their friends at school, but YouTube is the place that music’s coveted 12-24 year-old demographic goes most to discover new music.

 

 

Pierre Priot's insight:

Kids you must understand this: Google kicking independent artists out of Youtube would bring back the music industry back into the 80ies, when only mainstream acts could get massive exposure.

No doubt major companies will dig this....

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The music industry’s latest big deal might really be about video

The music industry’s latest big deal might really be about video | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

Vevo, the music video service part-owned by record labels, is about to be shopped around to prospective buyers, reports The Information (paywall). According to the report, the company, which is on track to generate $350 million in revenue this year, has engaged Goldman Sachs and the boutique advisory firm Raine Group to “work on a strategic plan and talk to potential suitors.” Bloomberg had a similar story in April. Vevo declined to comment to Quartz.

Pierre Priot's insight:

Is Vevo really looking for buyers when Youtube is teasing on its upcoming music service?

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How Much Does YouTube Cost the Music Industry? (GOOG)

How Much Does YouTube Cost the Music Industry? (GOOG) | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
It might cost album sales, but it more than makes up for it in royalty payments. - Adam Levy - The Business
Pierre Priot's insight:

Youtube, good or evil? It's up to you to make the right move.

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Phoenix: We support Fair Use of our music! We were upset to...

We support Fair Use of our music! We were upset to find out that a lecture by Professor Lawrence Lessig titled ‘Open’ was removed from YouTube without review, under the mistaken belief that it...
Pierre Priot's insight:

Don't let a major company, nor a law firm, digital aggregator, algorithm... teach you about fair use. 

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YouTube to launch paid music service soon?

YouTube to launch paid music service soon? | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Google's video-sharing arm YouTube is preparing to launch a paid music service this year competing against other streaming outlets, with the added feature of video, media reports have said.
Pierre Priot's insight:

This could put Google back in the Music service game.

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Robby Colors's curator insight, October 8, 2014 3:19 PM

Google is looking for stream the music on YouTube but also the possibility of using it with other Google products  in the future.. They are working to be able to stream entire albums and not just individual songs.

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New YouTube Music Awards to Challenge MTV

New YouTube Music Awards to Challenge MTV | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
The first YouTube Music Awards will be held on Nov. 3, with live-streamed performances by Eminem and Lady Gaga, alongside homegrown YouTube stars such as Lindsey Stirling.
Pierre Priot's insight:

Youtube Stars Killed The Video Stars

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Maliq Gregory Smith's curator insight, October 11, 2013 4:36 PM

This new awards show will give people that only broadcase their performances via YouTube a chance to be a part of the big leagues, but still be in there zone, infront of their camera.

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Lawrence Lessig and ‘Lisztomania’: Record companies’ road not taken - The Boston Globe

Lawrence Lessig and ‘Lisztomania’: Record companies’ road not taken - The Boston Globe | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

The only losers are the dinosaurs — high-cost music distributors that used to control everything from promotional dollars to the timing of new releases. Although Apple and YouTube are simply new middlemen, they’re also driving the innovation. That’s something record companies should have done themselves. Unfortunately, they were busy monitoring your grandparents for illegal downloads. Some still are.

Pierre Priot's insight:

Only the fool will sue a copyright law lecturer for copyright infringement

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Appeals court strikes a blow for fair use in long-awaited copyright ruling

Appeals court strikes a blow for fair use in long-awaited copyright ruling | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
The judges ruled today that copyright holders "must consider the existence of fair use before sending a takedown notification." Universal's view that fair use is essentially an excuse to be brought up after the fact is wrong, they held. UMG's view of fair use solely as an "affirmative defense" is a misnomer.
Pierre Priot's insight:

US Court of Appeals has dismissed Universal's takedown request of a Prince track synced to a dancing baby video.

Judges remind copyright owners that fair use exists and this should make them adjust their automated takedown notice algorythms. 

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Inside the New Royalty Split for 'Uptown Funk': Who Gets Paid What

Inside the New Royalty Split for 'Uptown Funk': Who Gets Paid What | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Success, in music especially, has many fathers -- just look at "Uptown Funk!" With a ballooning songwriter count, how do these new names get paid?

Songwriting credits for "Uptown Funk!" went to four people initially: Ronson, Mars, Phillip Martin Lawrence and Jeffrey Bhasker. However, before the song was even released it had gained two more: Nicholas Williams (AKA Trinidad James) and producer Devon Gallaspy, the authors of "All Gold Everything," both receiving a share for a sampling interpolation. This credit was shared at the behest of the original songwriters/publishers; Billboard's sources say the team behind the hit reached out to Gallaspy and Williams without prompting. Gallaspy and Williams spit a 15 percent take, leaving the original four songwriters with a 21.25 percent share each.
Pierre Priot's insight:

Doing the Uptown Funk Math 

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Angel Torres Vega's curator insight, November 4, 2015 11:54 AM

This shows a little of what happens in the business side of songwriting.

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YouTube: 1 Billion Viewers, No Profit

YouTube: 1 Billion Viewers, No Profit | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
YouTube accounted for about 6% of Google’s overall sales last year, but the video website doesn’t produce a profit—despite a billion monthly users. New efforts to build ad revenue include tapping into Google’s search data, subscriptions for non-music content and other changes.
Pierre Priot's insight:

Google's not making the money it would expect from Youtube?

Blame it on copyright holders and bloody artists! 

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The Numbers Add Up For YouTube's New Music Key Service

The Numbers Add Up For YouTube's New Music Key Service | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
YouTube's new music service will reportedly be called Music Key and attempt to take advantage of the popularity of music on the platform. Just a quick look at the numbers show that the service doesn't have to be a success to be a winner.
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More Youtube Music Key numbers: a 5% paying subscriber conversion would add up to 12M users.

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Universal Music Looking for Next Big YouTube Star With New Record Label

Universal Music Looking for Next Big YouTube Star With New Record Label | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
The venture signals that YouTube stars with palpable buzz and inbuilt fan bases have become increasingly enticing to the world’s biggest music corporations.
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Universal is wisely shifting its investments from TV to Youtube.  

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Believe boss: indie music's digital battle is important - and bigger than YouTube

Believe boss: indie music's digital battle is important - and bigger than YouTube | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

My personal view, as CEO of Believe Digital, has always been that properly leveraging the power entrusted in us by our labels and artists is one of the key responsibilities that we have at Believe Digital. If we were to betray that trust by accepting unfair terms or conditions, the viability of our business would be threatened. 
 
It’s important to remember we are a totally independent company representing independent labels and artists and we strive to ensure that our clients are represented properly in the market with no other agenda than to maximize exposure and revenue for them whilst of course growing our business and market share in order to be able to negotiate these deals properly.

 

 

Pierre Priot's insight:

Believe Digital CEO on Youtube vs. Indie Labels: shows solidarity, but has his clients secured by a deal signed back in February.

If you're on Believe's digital roster, you've got your ass covered.

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Indie Labels Face YouTube Block Over Unsigned New Terms For Paid Service | TechCrunch

Indie Labels Face YouTube Block Over Unsigned New Terms For Paid Service | TechCrunch | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

Looks like YouTube is turning up the heat in its ongoing fight with independent music labels, and some of the most popular artists on the platform. The FT is reporting that Google’s online video portal is planning to start taking down content from artists like Adele, the Arctic Monkeys and thousands of others represented by independent labels, as those labels continue to hold out over new licensing terms that YouTube is putting in place ahead of a new, ad-free paid service that it is launching.

Pierre Priot's insight:

Youtube to Indie Labels : agree to new terms or get lost.

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BBC: YouTube's new music service is shortchanging independent acts - Engadget

BBC: YouTube's new music service is shortchanging independent acts - Engadget | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

Who's going to argue that stuffing a veritable world of music in your pocket isn't awesome? Probably very few. One of the downsides to the digital age, though, is that musicians often get the short end of the stick when it comes to payment. Spotify and Pandora's per-song pay rates for most artists are abysmal, and based on a BBC report, YouTube's rumored music service won't be much better. If true, the video giant's business tactics aren't exactly honorable, either.

Pierre Priot's insight:

Rule #1:

Youtube doesn't negociate.

Rule #2:

See Rule #1

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Audiam Raises $2M to ‘Get People Paid’ for Use of their Music on YouTube

Audiam Raises $2M to ‘Get People Paid’ for Use of their Music on YouTube | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

New York startup Audiam Inc. has raised $2 million in Series A financing to “get people paid” for the use of their music on YouTube, according to its founder and CEO, serial music industry entrepreneur Jeff Price.

Mr. Price, who earlier founded TuneCore Inc. (and left in July 2012 amid controversy) eschewed traditional venture capital this time and raised funds from big names in music, instead.

Audiam’s backers include rock and punk stars Jason Mraz, Jimmy Buffet and Bad Religion’s Brett Gurewitz, along with Scott Schreer, the composer of the NFL on Fox theme song and founder and CEO of TuneSat Inc.; the Los Angeles management firm GSO Business Group; an artist manager and promoter who books the Hollywood Bowl, Bill Silva; and serial tech entrepreneur and angel investor Jonathan Siegel.

 

 

Pierre Priot's insight:

Metadata wars keep roaring. Audiam is raising millions on a sole promise: providing rights-holders all metadata needed to track down Youtube streams and monetize any unclaimed sync.

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YouTube Music may slip to 2014, but what about Beats Music?

YouTube Music may slip to 2014, but what about Beats Music? | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

2013 has been a momentous year for digital music for all sorts of reasons, but as we enter its home straight, two of the most-anticipated new music services of the year haven’t yet launched – and look increasingly likely to slip to 2014.

Pierre Priot's insight:

What's next? Beats Music or YouTube Music?

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Dj Pusha's curator insight, December 4, 2013 12:53 PM

I like the idea is using since people already use youtube for a major source in music streaming. Them taking the spotify route is a good idea  because its bringing more access to one site instead of have to use 2 diffrent sites or apps almost like when instagram started doin videos  what do i need to use vine for now. Youtube doing this is a great step for them but might hurt other site such as spotify or pandora being that you can do everything from youtube once they launch this feature.

Jonathan Magee's curator insight, December 4, 2013 4:42 PM

Youtube will provide two new services in 2014, YouTube Music  and Beats Music (which is a streaming service that allows users to tap into their camera roll to access personal media). Both services have been introduced to record labels behind the scenes to positive and even negative reactions and possibility that good things may come from this endeavor maybe not.

 

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Lou Reed - "Temporary Thing"

From his 1976 album Rock and Roll Heart.
Pierre Priot's insight:

Sad news about Lou Reed's passing.

On the bright side, Lou Reed rightholders will score crazy sync fees over the next weeks.

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YouTube Launches Free Audio Library With 150 Royalty-Free Tracks | TechCrunch

YouTube Launches Free Audio Library With 150 Royalty-Free Tracks | TechCrunch | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
YouTube currently offers more than 150,000 audio tracks on its site that video producers can use as background music for their videos. Those tracks, however, can't be downloaded or remixed, which makes it hard to use them in creative ways.
Pierre Priot's insight:

This raises many questions: who produced those tracks? how much did youtube pay for those? how many sync deals will get ruined by this library?

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