It was inevitable really. YouTube are to hold their own Music Awards in November 2013 and the whole event promises to be massive with voting taken place across social networks and headline acts like Gaga and Eminem taking to the stage. Twerking entirely optional.
Copyright issues on YouTube can be a messy affair, particularly if the person being accused of infringement has permission to use the content being contested. New software called LicenceID hopes to end the confusion for all parties involved.
Billboard will now be using YouTube views as part of the equation for determining their Hot 100. With YouTube having basically become many people's main source for music and music discovery, it's natural for Billboard to want to include YouTube's data. YouTube will be partnering with Nielsen to share the data.
Members of Fullscreen's "FAM," or "Fullscreen Artist Mix," can now legally monetize covers of songs they choose from Universal Music Publishing. The deal will also give the original artist compensation. So, everybody wins. Plus, there will be a program in place to monetize already-existing covers. Pretty sweet.
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