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YouTube reveals $1bn music payouts, but some labels still unhappy

Google’s Video service may be ‘all-in on music’, but rightsholder unrest at its parent company persists ‘We’ve paid out to the music industry over the last several years over a billion dollars,’ said YouTube’s Tom Pickett. A recent piece of research by VideoInk and video analytics firm Tubular Labs claimed that music videos account for 38.4% of...

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Interview: Billy Bragg on Spotify ‘talking playlists’, YouTube and artists’ rights

The latest curator on Spotify is Billy Bragg, who announced plans this morning for a series of ‘talking playlist’ radio shows distributed through the streaming music service. The first goes live tomorrow: a collection of 14 tracks and Bragg’s spoken-word explanations of what they are and why he picked them, with new shows to follow at monthly...

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