YouTube Paid the Music Industry More Than $3 Billion In 2019, CEO Says

YouTube has the lowest per-stream payouts in the streaming music business — a dubious distinction for years.  But platform CEO Susan Wojcicki says it all adds up. Why Wojcicki dropped the big news on a Friday before a three-day weekend is anyone’… Continue Reading

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Katy Perry’s “Roar” Music Video Surpasses 3 Billion Views — One of 9 Videos to Cross the Threshold

On the heels of a multimillion-dollar copyright infringement ruling and accusations of cultural insensitivity, Katy Perry finally has some good news to celebrate: “Roar” has received over three billion views on YouTube. Here’s the Katy Perry vid,… Continue Reading

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After Huge $170M Fine, YouTube Music Puts Limits on ‘Made for Kids’ Content

After a $170 million dollar fine, Google is making some changes to YouTube Music content for kids. In September 2019, Google agreed to pay a record fine for violating child privacy laws. Regulators successfully argued that Google illegally harvested pe… Continue Reading

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