Industry News Roundup // 10.19

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How Post Malone Stuck It to YouTube, Got a #1 Hit, and Cashed a Big Fat Check

Everyone’s complaining about how little YouTube pays artists.  Post Malone, 21 Savage, and Republic Records did something about it.

The music industry spends a lot of time complaining about YouTube, with zero results.  But we’re starting to see a lot of clever workarounds, from companies and artists alike.

Like Post Malone, who smartly gamed YouTube to help get a #1 hit.  And a ton of cash.

\\ Via Digital Music News //


Google Has Removed 3,004,747,844 Piracy Links from Search Results

Google has now received billions of takedown requests for infringing piracy links.  Actually, 3 billion and counting.

The battle against digital piracy always seems to be a losing one.  Yet, in a seemingly uncelebrated milestone, Google has now received over 3 billion takedown requests.

\\ Via Digital Music News //


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Mixcloud Cut A Deal With Warner: What Does It Mean?

Last night on the Mixcloud blog, the online DJ mix streaming site announced that they have entered a “direct licensing agreement with Warner Music group”. This is a big deal because (until now) Mixcloud hasn’t had a direct deal with a record label. Keep reading to learn more.

\\ Via DJ Tech Tools //


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