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YouTube to Block Indie Labels who don’t Sign Up to New Music Service
/ June 18, 2014 3:37 pm
YouTube to Block Indie Labels who don’t Sign Up to New Music Service

The Guardian reports that YouTube is dropping content from indie labels if they don't sign up for it's upcoming subscription music service. The video company will begin testing the new music service, rumored to be called YouTube Music Pass, which will charge people for listening and watching music without advertisements and download songs to their mobile devices. Robert Kyncl, YouTube's head of content and business operations, said it will launch more widely later in the year. Read More

Honda Stage Links Live Shows and Video in New Music Program
/ June 13, 2014 2:46 pm
Honda Stage Links Live Shows and Video in New Music Program

Hypebot reports that Honda is surely not new to music or to youth with, for instance, the Honda Civic Tour now in its 13th year. However, they do appear to be upping things with their new Honda Stage program that comprises partnership efforts with Clear Channels’ iHeartRadio, REVOLT, Live Nation, Vevo and YouTube. Read More

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Indie Label Organizations Seek Government Interference against YouTube
/ June 9, 2014 11:43 am
Indie Label Organizations Seek Government Interference against YouTube

DigitalMusicNews reports that Indie label organizations took a stand against YouTube’s forthcoming music streaming service. They are complaining about the terms of YouTube’s agreements. Universal Music Group, Warner Music Group, and Sony Music Entertainment have entered deals with YouTube but the company has offered Indie labels a unappealing contract, stating they must sign it or their content will be blocked from the platform. . Read More

YouTube Rivals: Yahoo and Fullscreen Launching Services
/ May 30, 2014 6:54 pm
YouTube Rivals: Yahoo and Fullscreen Launching Services

Hypebot reports on efforts by Yahoo and Fullscreen to compete with YouTube. The latest video effort from Yahoo is expected to launch in the summer., while Fullscreen, a major YouTube MCN targeting millenials, is said to be "building a subscription-based, premium video on demand service" separate from YouTube. . Read More

YouTube Integrating Crowdfunding and Channel Management Application
/ May 27, 2014 4:47 pm
YouTube Integrating Crowdfunding and Channel Management Application

DigitalMusicNews reports that YouTube is planning new features for creators, including its own crowdfunding platform and separate mobile application with access to management tools and statistics. . Read More

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Twitter Walks from Talks to Acquire SoundCloud Music Service
/ May 20, 2014 3:54 pm
Twitter Walks from Talks to Acquire SoundCloud Music Service

Re/code reported yesterday that Twitter was considering buying SoundCloud, the music and audio-sharing company, according to people familiar with both companies. However, the Wall Street Journal and Re/code are now reporting that Twitter has walked away from the deal, by letting an exclusive negotiation window lapse, according to a person familiar with the discussions. . Read More

YouTube to Purchase Streaming Service Twitch for $1 Billion?
/ May 20, 2014 3:45 pm
YouTube to Purchase Streaming Service Twitch for $1 Billion?

On Sunday, both the Wall Street Journal and Variety reported that YouTube is in talks to buy Twitch for more than $1 billion. Neither company was commenting publicly on Monday but there has been no shortage of opinions on the possible deal and what it might mean to YouTube, Twitch, consumers and the industry. . Read More

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