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YouTube Launches Official Artist Channels

YouTube Launches Official Artist Channels

For a long time official artist channels were found only on label-owned Vevo, but all that is about to change, much to the delight of Google-owned YouTube, which will now allows artists to upgrade their channels to “official" artist channels. Guest post by Bobby Owsinski of Music 3.0 Up until now, official artists video channels were part of ...

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YouTube Comment Controls Help Keep Things Positive

YouTube Comment Controls Help Keep Things Positive

With such a large and engaged user base, YouTube can be an excellent platform for artists to market their material to fans in an interactive capacity. As even the most casual YouTube user may have noticed, however, the comments section on YouTube isn't often a paragon of civility. Guest post by Chris Lejuez, Video Services Account Coordinator of The ...

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Lino Raises $20M To Build A Blockchain Driven YouTube

Lino Raises $20M To Build A Blockchain Driven YouTube

Cupertino, CA based Lino has raised $20 million to build a blockchain driven YouTube competitor.  Many analysts believe that the delivery, tracking, transparency and micro-payments enabled by blockchain offers the perfect platform to build a more open and egalitarian YouTube alternative. Lino today announced a $20 million investment led by  China's top seed investor Zhenfund. Other investors include ...

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YouTube Partnering With Ticketmaster To Show Tour Dates

YouTube Partnering With Ticketmaster To Show Tour Dates

In addition to being a site for music consumption, YouTube has also long served as a promotional platform for artists, allowing them to advertise upcoming releases or shows to fans. It appears the platform will be taking this a step further in its new partnership with renowned ticketing site Ticketmaster. Guest post by Tim McKee, Lead, Rights ...

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YouTube On Track To Launch "Remix" Streaming Music Service In March

YouTube On Track To Launch "Remix" Streaming Music Service In March

While YouTube has made multiple attempts to get its users to go the extra mile and buy into its paid subscription services, it has had minimal success with either its Music Key or YouTube Red. That said, the popular video sharing platform has high hopes for its new Remix streaming service, said to be ready to ...

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YouTube Is Leveling The Playing Field For Indie Artists says CD Baby CEO Tracy Maddux

YouTube Is Leveling The Playing Field For Indie Artists says CD Baby CEO Tracy Maddux

YouTube is often maligned for low payments to creators, but CD Baby CEO Tracy Maddux see's the video platform differently. Here, he recounts how, thanks in large part to YouTube's open platform, more and more independent artists have been able to build a significant audience than ever before Guest post by Tracy Maddux, the CEO of CD Baby. ...

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YouTube Planning New Spotify Competitor "Remix" [REPORT]

YouTube Planning New Spotify Competitor "Remix" [REPORT]

YouTube is planning a March launch of a music service internally dubbed Remix, according to a new report. The move comes amidst increasing calls for YouTube to return more revenue to creators and rightsholders, and will be the streamer's third attempt at getting users to pay. Google's YouTube is planning a March launch of a new music streaming ...

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YouTube Dips Toe Into Social E-Commerce With Ticketmaster Partnership

YouTube Dips Toe Into Social E-Commerce With Ticketmaster Partnership

A recent announcement by YouTube has revealed that the popular video sharing site will be allowing Ticketmaster to use its site to connect users directly with tickets. While the deal is non-exclusive it does represent a move by Google to begin diversifying away from advertising revenue. Guest post by Zach Fuller of Midia YouTube has announced a partnership ...

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YouTube's Feed Evolution and Why It Matters

YouTube's Feed Evolution and Why It Matters

Having been welcomed into the world way back in 2005, YouTube has naturally undergone some changes over time, but of all these changes, the evolution of its feed is perhaps the most important, particularly when it comes to being a artist looking to reach fans via the platform. Guest post by Jenna Wasserman, Rights Management Coordinator at The ...

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YouTube Tries The Frenemy Approach, Partners With Ticketmaster To Sell Tickets Alongside Videos

YouTube Tries The Frenemy Approach, Partners With Ticketmaster To Sell Tickets Alongside Videos

YouTube is adding concert updates and ticket sales via a partnership with Ticketmaster. The recorded music industry may not be happy with YouTube, but that doesn't mean that artists hoping to fill venues don't appreciate the video giant's massive promotional reach. YouTube and Ticketmaster have partnered to add concert updates and ticket sales alongside an artist's music ...