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YouTube Reveals Crowdfunding
/ June 30, 2014 4:42 pm
YouTube Reveals Crowdfunding

DigitalMusicNews reports that YouTube recently previewed upcoming features for creators on their blog. Some of these features are now live, as YouTube revealed numerous new features at VidCon in Anaheim, California. Fans will be capable of offering money to their preferred YouTube channels at any time. This puts YouTube head-to-head with platforms like Patreon. Some popular channels are now testing the feature, and it will soon be launched on android and desktop. . Read More

Epoxy Raises $6.5 Million to Connect YouTubers with Fans
/ June 25, 2014 6:00 pm
Epoxy Raises $6.5 Million to Connect YouTubers with Fans

TechCrunch reports that Epoxy has raised $6.5 Million in its Series A Round of Funding. The funding round was led by existing investor Upfront Ventures with participation from Time Warner Investments, and previous investors include Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments, Greycroft Partners, Advancit Capital, and Robert Downey Jr.’s Downey Ventures. Read More

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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