YouTube solidifies deal with Sony and Universal, moves closer towards paid service launch

Earlier this month, Bloomberg reported that YouTube‘s music streaming service could arrive as early as March. The service, which has tentatively been titled Remix, has been experiencing delays in its launch due to its failure to negotiate agreements with major music publishers. Negotiations with Sony Music Entertainment and Universal Music Group have been ongoing for quite some time, and until now…

YOUTUBE TO LAUNCH MUSIC SUBSCRIPTION SERVICE IN MARCH

YouTube could be considered one of the top 4 streaming platforms for music in the modern age – alongside Spotify, Soundcloud and Apple Music – but it’s the only one of the group that doesn’t have a paid subscription service for music. Sure, Google parent-company Alphabet has tried before. Google introduced audio-only streaming service Google Play Music in 2011, followed by YouTube Music Key in 2014, giving subscribers ad-free music…

YouTube and Ticketmaster launch inaugural ticketing partnership

Corporate giants YouTube and Ticketmaster have joined forces in what just might be one of the most powerful partnerships of the year. Seeking to streamline the ticket-purchasing process for music fans, YouTube and Ticketmaster have announced their first-ever ticketing partnership, officially in effect as of Nov.15. As a part of the partnership, YouTube will begin to display artists’ approaching US…

Popular YouTube audio ripping website ‘youtube-mp3’ has been shut down

The world’s largest audio ripping site, youtube-mp3.org ,has been shut down after a consortium of labels including Warner Music Group, Sony Music, and UMG filed a lawsuit to shutter the site. Unsurprisingly, the ruling went in favor of the music labels, with the website ordered to pay a substantial settlement fee, as well as transfer its…

THIS IS HOW MUCH APPLE MUSIC, SPOTIFY AND YOUTUBE PAY PER 1,000 STREAMS

Apple Music, Spotify, and YouTube, arguably the most important ways to get music heard– but which platform is paying its artists the most? Thanks to RIAA-backed research via Nielsen, BuzzAngle, and MiDIA, we have a very simple breakdown via Digital Music News. Here are the dollar amount that music creators make fore every 1,000 streams on these leading streaming…

“DESPACITO” BECOMES MOST VIEWED VIDEO IN YOUTUBE HISTORY, WITHOUT THE BIEBS

In just seven months, “Despacito” by Luis Fonsi x Daddy Yankee has made YouTube history! The insanely popular song has become the most viewed YouTube video ever, in record-breaking time. Wiz Khalifa’s “See You Again” from Furious 7 recently dethroned Psy’s “Gangnam Style,” which previously held the record since 2012. Recently, “Despacito” also became the most globally streamed song ever… While Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee are both…

STREAM-RIPPING NOW “MOST AGGRESSIVE” FORM OF MUSIC PIRACY

  Stream-ripping has now been tagged as the “most aggressive form of music piracy” by PRS for Music and the Intellectual Property Office. According to recent research by INCOPRO and Kantar Media, the use of stream-ripping sites increased 141.3% between 2014 and 2016 in the U.K. 57% of the 9,000 respondents surveyed were aware of…

GOOGLE AND TRADE BODIES CLASH OVER GOOGLE-COMMISSIONED STUDY ON YOUTUBE PAYOUTS

YouTube has been the dominant music discovery social platform for about as long as the social media era has been in effect but that doesn’t mean its current positioning within the music business hasn’t come at a cost. Having constantly come to gripes with performance rights organizations, songwriters, and publishers for low royalty payouts and…

People now spend over 1 billion hours daily on YouTube

YouTube is one of the 21st century’s greatest creations to date. The video sharing website allows users unlimited access to over 80 million videos, resulting in some staggering viewership numbers. Since 2012, YouTube has experienced a tenfold increase in daily watch-time. This fact gains even more gravity when coupled with a recent study suggesting that…

YouTube Launches Uptime, New Social Video Streaming App

YouTube has been at the forefront of social media development for a long time now. The platform’s products have become so pervasive that YouTube has now become the preferred means for sharing and viewing videos online. YouTube and its many personalities have also contributed massively to the unique online culture that has been established, and the…

FACEBOOK SEEKS TO POSITION ITSELF AS YOUTUBE ALTERNATIVE FOR THE INDUSTRY

For a long time now, YouTube has been the dominant social media platform for music discovery across the major social networks. According to industry sources, it looks like Facebook is gaining a piece of the pie with deals that would “govern user-generated videos that include songs.” As of now, Facebook doesn’t currently have any deals in place with…

YOUTUBE AGREES MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR ROYALTIES DEAL WITH US PUBLISHERS FOR UNCLAIMED SONGS

YOUTUBE AGREES MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR ROYALTIES DEAL WITH US PUBLISHERS FOR UNCLAIMED SONGS The National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA), on behalf of music publishers and songwriters, has negotiated an agreement with YouTube to distribute royalties for musical works used on the platform where ownership was previously unknown. Any unclaimed works which appeared from August 1, 2012…

SHAZAM ACTING A FOOL? CHECK OUT THESE 5 OTHER WAYS TO IDENTIFY MUSIC

SHAZAM ACTING A FOOL? CHECK OUT THESE 5 OTHER WAYS TO IDENTIFY MUSIC We don’t always have Shazam or SoundHound at our fingertips, and sometimes the dark expanse of club walls and overwhelming festival settings can play havoc with reception and data. So what is one to do when confronted with an absolutely Earth-shattering track…

YOUTUBE STRIKES DEAL WITH GEMA TO HOST MUSIC VIDEOS IN GERMANY

YOUTUBE STRIKES DEAL WITH GEMA TO HOST MUSIC VIDEOS IN GERMANY It’s been one of the biggest stand-offs in digital music history – but YouTube and German collection society GEMA have finally reached a licensing agreement. The deal means that scores of previously unlicensed – and therefore previously unavailable – music videos will now be…

YOUTUBE EARNT $9BN IN REVENUE LAST YEAR, TOWERING OVER SPOTIFY

YOUTUBE EARNT $9BN IN REVENUE LAST YEAR, TOWERING OVER SPOTIFY Google’s flagship video service YouTube pulled in $9bn in revenue last year, according to an analyst with in-depth knowledge of the service’s finances. Ken Sena, an analyst at investment bank Evercore ISI, estimates that the platform will have paid out around $5bn in the year…

“Big Three” Labels Sue YouTube Ripping Website

“Big Three” Labels Sue YouTube Ripping Website Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment, and Warner Music Group – collectively, the “Big Three” record labels – have filed a lawsuit against the world’s most popular YouTube ripping website, YouTube-mp3.org. The website is one of the primary offenders of unlawful stream ripping in the world, accounting for more than 40% of…

YOUTUBE EARNT $9BN IN REVENUE LAST YEAR, TOWERING OVER SPOTIFY

YOUTUBE EARNT $9BN IN REVENUE LAST YEAR, TOWERING OVER SPOTIFY Google’s flagship video service YouTube pulled in $9bn in revenue last year, according to an analyst with in-depth knowledge of the service’s finances. Ken Sena, an analyst at investment bank Evercore ISI, estimates that the platform will have paid out around $5bn in the year…

Shock news: Lyor Cohen is joining YouTube.

LYOR COHEN JOINING YOUTUBE AS GLOBAL HEAD OF MUSIC The former Def Jam and Warner exec has been named YouTube’s new Global Head of Music. Google is an investor in Cohen’s independent label 300. It is unclear what the move will mean for that operation. Robert Kyncl, Chief Business Officer, YouTube, said: “Lyor is a…

ZHU, DEADMAU5 & KREWELLA JOIN PETITION TO REFORM ONLINE COPYRIGHT

ZHU, DEADMAU5 & KREWELLA JOIN PETITION TO REFORM ONLINE COPYRIGHT 180 members of the music industry have joined forced to back a petition that seeks to reform the Digital Music Copyright Act, which regulates online copyright law on sites like Youtube. The petition and its mission statement will be posted in an ad through several Washington,…

UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP IS ‘OUT OF CONTRACT’ WITH YOUTUBE – SOURCES

UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP IS ‘OUT OF CONTRACT’ WITH YOUTUBE – SOURCES Universal Music Group is locked in a chilly negotiation period with YouTube, as the major’s long-running licensing deal with Google’s platform switches to a rolling basis. MBW understands that UMG’s licensing agreement with YouTube expired earlier this year, and currently seems a fair way…

YouTube heads into live streaming with YouTube Connect

YouTube heads into live streaming with YouTube Connect Live streaming functionality integrated within social media has become a powerful toll recently. In the music industry, for instance, many artists have been live streaming their live sets through Facebook Live, Snapchat Story, or Twitter’s Periscope app to give fans at home the feeling of actually attending the show. Arguably the…

YouTube buys BandPage for $8 million

YouTube buys BandPage for $8 million YouTube has acquired BandPage for $8 million. The video streaming platform has been trying to win over the love of musicians, who are not too happy with the streaming world right now, due to lack of streaming royalties. With this new relationship, the service will attempt to solve the sole…

YOUTUBE’S 10 BIGGEST MUSIC VIDEOS OF 2015

YOUTUBE’S 10 BIGGEST MUSIC VIDEOS OF 2015 We’re just two weeks away from the denouement of 2015, and that can only mean one thing: all the end-of-year listicles you can handle. Here’s a good one: the videos which consumers clicked the most throughout the year on the world’s biggest and fastest-growing major streaming service, YouTube….

Oliver Heldens Drops New HI-LO Single “Ooh La La”

Oliver Heldens Drops New HI-LO Single “Ooh La La” After making fans hungry with a teaser video the other day, Heldens released a new single under his HI-LO moniker via his Heldeep Records last night. The new single, titled “Ooh La La” is available for purchase on Beatport. Check out the full stream below…

Why our brains love music with bass

Why our brains love music with bass Give me that funky bassline, with a bit of two percent milk. That’s right, toddlers. You’re probably going to be throwing down your pacifier with a Bassnectar mixtape in one end of the crib. We were made to love bass music. The Verge dove head first into some…

HARDWELL SITS DOWN WITH DUTCH ACTRESS CHANTAL JANZEN

HARDWELL SITS DOWN WITH DUTCH ACTRESS CHANTAL JANZEN [VIDEO] The newest episode of Dutch musical actress Chantal Janzen‘s television series Chantal Sleeps Over sees her spending some time in the temporary apartment of Hardwell, asking him questions about his girlfriend and personal life. Famous in the region for spending a day with popular Dutch stars and filming their…

The 5 Best Songs of EDM2015

The 5 Best Songs of EDM2015 5. The Weeknd, “Can’t Feel My Face” Abel Tesfaye has never been so comfortably numb, maintaining a remarkably expressionless facade during his express elevator ride to the top of the Billboard charts. The only time the Weeknd has succumbed to his own song’s chest-swelling, fist-pumping, sing-along-until-your-throat’s-sore ecstasy is when he…

Avicii releases official video for ‘Broken Arrows’

Avicii releases official video for ‘Broken Arrows’ You won’t see Avicii or Zac Brown in this video, but that doesn’t take away from the genius of the official visuals for “Broken Arrow.” Following the story of Olympian Dick Fosbury and the way he reinvented the standard technique for the high jump, Avicii’s latest video is…

Dash Berlin vs Clément Bcx Mashup

 Dash Berlin vs Clément Bcx Mashup The new “I Take Care (Radio Edit)” combines Dash Berlin’s distinct production style with Clément Bcx’s popular tune for a mashup that’s both energetic and emotional. Combining the specific skill set of Dash Berlin and Clément Bcx into this marvelous mash-up, ‘I Take Care’ sees the light of day….

Tigerlily Talks Tiesto, Touring and Taking on the U.S.

Tigerlily Talks Tiesto, Touring and Taking on the U.S. Tigerlily isn’t your ordinary EDM cat. With a slew of awards tucked away, a mentor in Tiesto, a new label deal for the U.S. and a trove of recordings just waiting to be shared, the young artist is ready to pounce. The Australian DJ and producer (real name Dara Hayes) has been…

THIS WEEK’S EDM SUPERLATIVES

THIS WEEK’S EDM SUPERLATIVES Welcome to a brand new edition called “EDM Superlatives,” where each week we will crown dance music fans, artists and other industry professionals or public figures for recent noteworthy achievements (or embarrassing moments). Most likely to show you up on the dance floor… Lexy Panterra Dancer, choreographer, singer, and songwriter continues…

Burn Residency 2015 – The Experience

Burn Residency 2015 – The Experience Burn Residency welcomes 20 finalists from all over the world to Ibiza to be mentored by living legend of electronic music, Carl Cox. Here they’re put through their paces during an intense 10-day bootcamp and given a real opportunity of a lifetime. In webisode 4, the spotlight focuses on…

Stella von Schöneberg – Chatroom by KP Recordings

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Stella von Schöneberg – Venus Power by KP Recordings

Stella von Schöneberg – Venus Power by KP Recordings Stella von Schöneberg – Venus Power by KP Recordings Filmed @Shoreditch -London VENUS POWER “Stella von Schöneberg” Mixed&Arranged by Constantin Panzis (EU) Singer & Lyrics: Stella von Schöneberg MUSIC VIDEO BY : KP PRODUCTIONS CINEMATOGRAPHY-Sebastian Hinds MAKEUP/HAIR &NAIL DESIGN-Gregory Kara STYLING-Samantha Wilson Filmed @Venus Power/Shoreditch -London…

Stella von Schöneberg – AfterParty by KP Recordings

Stella von Schöneberg – AfterParty by KP Recordings Stella von Schöneberg – AfterParty by KP RecordingsFilmed @Shoreditch -London AFTERPARTY “Stella von Schöneberg” Mixed&Arranged by Constantin Panzis (EU) Singer & Lyrics: Stella von Schöneberg MUSIC VIDEO BY : KP PRODUCTIONS (Karia Productions Publishing Group) CINEMATOGRAPHY-Sebastian Hinds MAKEUP/HAIR &NAIL DESIGN-Gregory Kara STYLING-Samantha Wilson Filmed @Afterparty/ Shoreditch -London…

Stella von Schöneberg – RoomService by KP Recordings

Stella von Schöneberg – RoomService by KP Recordings Filmed @Roomservice (party)/SoHo-London ROOMSERVICE “Stella von Schöneberg” Mixed&Arranged by Constantin Panzis (EU) Singer & Lyrics: Stella von Schöneberg MUSIC VIDEO BY : KP PRODUCTIONS (Karia Productions Publishing Group) CINEMATOGRAPHY-Sebastian Hinds MAKEUP/HAIR &NAIL DESIGN-Gregory Kara STYLING-Samantha Wilson Filmed @Roomservice (party)/SoHo-London CONTACT &MANAGEMENT INQUIRIES : Karia Productions Publishing Group…

YOUTUBE RED: 13 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

YOUTUBE RED: 13 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW It could change everything. YouTube last night (October 21) launched its new entertainment subscription product, branded YouTube Red, in Los Angeles. The basic gist: for $9.99 a month, subscribers get ad-free video, the ability to cache media and watch it offline and can put the YouTube app…

LAND OF THE FREE? 5 MYTHS ABOUT THE AMERICAN MUSIC MARKET.

LAND OF THE FREE? 5 MYTHS ABOUT THE AMERICAN MUSIC MARKET. OCTOBER 12, 2015       BY TIM INGHAM Take in an overview of recent recorded music sales figures out of the US, and you’ll struggle to find too much reason to smile. One recent headline revelation (literally, in MBW’s case) was that the retail…

WATCH ULTRA TV GIVE US A BACKSTAGE TOUR AT UMF

WATCH ULTRA TV GIVE US A BACKSTAGE TOUR AT UMF For the most part, music festivals attendees aren’t allowed backstage, so most of them are left wondering just what exactly is going on on the other side at a major music festival. UMF TV‘s latest video gives fans a glimpse of what goes on behind…

DVBBS TELLS US ABOUT THAT TIME THEIR TOUR MANAGER HID WEED UP HIS ASS

DVBBS TELLS US ABOUT THAT TIME THEIR TOUR MANAGER HID WEED UP HIS ASS College Weekly Live is an extension of the College Weekly YouTube channel self-described as “a mobile late night talk show currently touring college campuses across America.” Canadian big-room sensation DVBBS are the latest guests on the show and the brotherly duo talk about…

Vinyl Sales Top Streaming Services in New Report

Vinyl Sales Top Streaming Services in New Report A new report from Josh Friedlander at the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) reveals that through mid-2015, vinyl sales are outperforming a number of streaming services. In fact, according to stats, vinyl sales have gone up 52% since the last report by the RIAA. They’ve surpassed YouTube…

WHY AREN’T PEOPLE PAYING FOR MUSIC STREAMING SUBSCRIPTIONS?

WHY AREN’T PEOPLE PAYING FOR MUSIC STREAMING SUBSCRIPTIONS? SEPTEMBER 16, 2015 BY TIM INGHAM Did you know less than 1% of the world’s population are currently paying for on-demand music streaming services? The wider industry continues to hope that the likes of Spotify and Apple Music will provide salvation – and early signs from the Nordics…

PRS VS. SOUNDCLOUD: 5 KEY TALKING POINTS TO CONSIDER

PRS VS. SOUNDCLOUD: 5 KEY TALKING POINTS TO CONSIDER SEPTEMBER 14, 2015       BY TIM INGHAM The news that UK licensing and collection society PRS For Music is suing SoundCloudremains one of the biggest stories posted by MBW this year. Yet this is not a straightforward tussle. There are a wealth of significant secondary…

YOUR SHOT USA : POOL PARTY PREP

The final 6 only have 2 days to prepare their sets for the biggest pool party on the strip at Wet Republic. Living together and trying to practice in the same Vegas suite is a challenging experience. While they continue to grow closer together, they can’t forget that the competition is getting much more serious….

Best Deep House Sessions Music Chill Out 2015 | Mix By Regard

Tracklist: ________________________________________­_____________ 1.Mahmut Orhan Feat. Sena Sener – Feel (Original Mix) 2.Misun – Harlot (Vijay & Sofia Zlatko Remix) 3.Shimmer – To Be As One (Original Mix) 4.Rafael Cerato – Too Close (Original Mix) 5.Toky – About You (Original Mix) 6.Anagramma – I Don’t Mind 7.CarolinaBlue & Mister Smallz – Deeper love ( Desusino Boys…

YOUTUBE IS THE NO.1 MUSIC STREAMING PLATFORM – AND GETTING BIGGER

YOUTUBE IS THE NO.1 MUSIC STREAMING PLATFORM – AND GETTING BIGGER Scary news for those who don’t feel YouTube is paying music rights-holders enough: it’s the biggest music streaming service on earth, and it’s growing faster than Spotify or any of its rivals. That’s according to MBW analysis of the latest market stats out of…

HOW TO IGNORE YOUTUBE COMPLETELY: ONE DIRECTION’S RADICAL GAMBLE

HOW TO IGNORE YOUTUBE COMPLETELY: ONE DIRECTION’S RADICAL GAMBLE AUGUST 7, 2015   BY TIM INGHAM The record industry and YouTube are falling out. For a decade, the Google-owned video giant has been a habitual first port of call for artist campaigns. But over the past year, major labels appear to have woken up to a…

HAPPY APPLE MUSIC DAY?

HAPPY APPLE MUSIC DAY? JUNE 30, 2015  BY TIM INGHAM This is a massively important 24 hours for the music industry. No pressure. Apple Music will officially launch at 8am PST (4pm UK time/CET) today as part of the iOS 8.4 update, ushering in the biggest change for mainstream music consumption for over a decade….