Do what you want ‘coz a pirate is free.
This should significantly reduce your FOMO
A positive spin for the music industry
Revenue from vinyl sales has also trumped that made by YouTube, according to RIAA’s annual report.
With music streaming services now dominating the global music market, the huge amounts of data created by the likes of Spotify, SoundCloud and YouTube say a lot about which artists we’re listening to the most. In the first six months of 2015, music streaming services clocked up over one trillion track streams, according to Next
Those feeling nostalgic now that Finnish DJ and trance hero Darude has left the country after his stint here for Future Music, now have a new way to get their Sandstorm fix, thanks to the fine people at YouTube. In what is arguable the best April Fools Day gag of the year, YouTube have introduced
Following more than a year of speculation and anticipation, Google has finally unveiled their paid subscription streaming service, named YouTube Music Key, as well as an update to the current YouTube site. YouTube Music Key will launch as invite-only from next week in the US, UK, Ireland, Spain, Italy, Finland and Portugal. The service will
The ongoing dispute between YouTube and the independent music world may soon have its day in court. Just over a week since UK indie trade body IMPALA lodged an anti-trust complaint with the European Commission, the group have confirmed that formal proceedings have begun in Brussels. IMPALA, along with 19 other global indie lobbies, are
The dispute between YouTube and independent record labels continues to rage, with each side claiming the other is misrepresenting the situation to the public. But the public may now be able to make up their own minds, with the release of YouTube’s own proposed contract for indie labels. The row between the video streaming giant
Video streaming service and treasure trove of adorable cat escapades YouTube is in the midst of heated negotiations with various independent music labels, with a company executive announcing this week YouTube will undertake a “mass cull” of music videos from the site “in a matter of days”. In an interview with the Financial Times, Google’s
Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart is now factoring in YouTube views for the first time in their 55 years of existence. As reported by Complex, the shift allows songs that are online sensations to be counted among the most popular radio singles and other hit songs that are disseminated and consumed via more traditional means.
Are you like that Irish ‘gangsta’ Yasha Swag and tried to jack up your YouTube viewcount with an extra million or so hits? Well, YouTube has just put you in your place. The video-sharing service has flexed its muscles and taken down all videos that have violated the site’s terms of service regarding view manipulation,
YouTube and the Sydney Opera House will be providing live streams for over 20 unique live shows starting from 2013, thanks to a newly announced two-year agreement between the video-sharing website and the storied venue. This year’s Vivid Live Festival brought in 296,000 unique views during The Temper Trap’s performance. The online audience was 100
A bit of snooping around from the guys at The Daily Dot has uncovered the dodgy antics of an Irish wannabe YouTube star, who has cheated his way to millions of views for his woeful song. Yasha Swag has scored an extra eight million views in the last week for his song Pickles – which,
Move aside Justin Bieber – your time at the top of the YouTube ‘most watched clip’ mountain is up. It’s taken a bit of time, but everyone’s favourite South Korean pop sensation PSY is about to become the new record holder of the most-watched clip on YouTube with his infamous video for his worldwide smash,
Thought that Gangam Style video was the most-watched clip on YouTube ever?
Not going along to the UK’s Bestival festival on the Isle of Wight next weekend? No worries: YouTube is coming to the rescue.