‘What happens over the coming days and weeks in Brussels over Article 13 and copyright changes is pivotal to protect creators,’ says chief executive officer of UK Music and a former shadow culture secretary Michael Dugher.
Europe for Creators is launching a new website and newsletter in an effort to counter Google’s campaign of disinformation surrounding Article 13 of the European Copyright Directive.
The Swedish distributor has called for digital streaming platforms to acknowledge independent music artists by creating a tag for indie content.
A YouTube campaign which falsely claims internet users and music-makers will suffer under the European Commission’s (EC) new copyright proposals has been slammed by digital music experts and the EC itself.
YouTube is spreading misinformation about the European Copyright Directive ‘in a direct attempt to subvert the democratic process’, PRS for Music’s chief executive Robert Ashcroft has warned.
Robert Ashcroft, PRS for Music’s chief executive, has hit out at major internet service providers which claim the EU Copyright Directive will ‘lead to the end of the internet as we know it’.
Websites dedicated to pirating music from YouTube are causing trouble. 35% of 16-24-year olds are ‘stream-ripping’ music - and that number is set to rise.
YouTube creators are gaining a host of new revenue-generating features outside of the traditional advertising tools already available.
From July onward, streams from YouTube's new streaming service YouTube Music will be counted in the official UK Charts.
YouTube has launched its premium music streaming service in 11 new territories, including the UK, as part of a continued effort to expand its stake in the digital streaming market.