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Report: YouTube paid the music industry $1.8 billion in ad revenue in the past year

YouTube paid more than $1.8 billion in ad revenue to rightsholders in the music industry from October 2017 to September 2018. According to the How Google Fights Piracy report, that figure brings YouTube’s total music industry payments to more than $6 billion in ad revenues. Continue Reading

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Headliner tapped by Deutsche Welle to turn audio into social video

Headliner has entered a partnership with Deutsche Welle for an enterprise rollout of its audio-to-video creation software. Under this deal, Headliner’s software will be used to create social media videos from Deutsche Welle’s audio content. “Headliner has allowed us to scale up social audio production,” said Manoj Thomas, project lead at Deutsche Welle. Continue Reading

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The new YouTube Music is coming next week as the video platform makes another shaky pitch for subscriptions

YouTube has announced its new streaming music service, and the platform will launch on May 22. YouTube Music will be a free new app and desktop player with the option for a YouTube Music Premium paid subscription. The move comes with changes across the video platform’s other entertainment properties, but it doesn’t seem to be entirely what was foreshadowed in the lead-up to today’s announcement. Continue Reading