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2015 In Review

Streaming War Pigs: Apple, Tidal, Spotify, & The Year In Music Services

In June 2015, a week before the official launch of Apple Music, I was given an in-depth pre-release demonstration of the new streaming service. I…
Michael Nelson | December 17, 2015 - 11:02 am

Interview

Q&A: OK Go On 10 Years Of Making Viral Videos

One Of Those Treadmill Guys. Regardless of how many years he is eventually blessed to squeeze out of this corporeal existence, this is…
Shawn Macomber | March 25, 2015 - 12:35 pm

Essay

How To Fix The YouTube Music Awards

As Tom opined yesterday, the YouTube Music Awards, with its forward-thinking concept and Spike Jonze creation direction and exceptional list of performers, "could’ve flipped the…
Chris DeVille | October 24, 2013 - 3:49 pm

More YouTube stories

YouTube Hack Replaces “Despacito” And Other Hit Videos With Image Of Masked Gunmen

The most-viewed YouTube video of all time, Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee's "Despacito," fell victim to hackers today. YouTube pulled the video down after discovering…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | April 10, 2018 - 9:50 am

YouTube To “Frustrate” Users With Ads So They Pay For Music

Right now, a whole lot of people use YouTube as a de facto music streaming service, searching for songs on the site rather than opening…
Tom Breihan | March 22, 2018 - 9:23 am

YouTube To Launch New Subscription Music Streaming Service Next Year

YouTube has plans to release a third paid music service next spring, Billboard has confirmed with sources familiar with the matter. The new…
Colin Stutz / Billboard | December 8, 2017 - 10:32 am

Chris Cornell’s Final Video, Which Depicted Him With A Noose Around His Neck, Removed From YouTube

Chris Cornell hung himself in a Detroit hotel room last month, which cast past material like Soundgarden's "Pretty Noose" in a disturbing new light. In…
Chris DeVille | June 12, 2017 - 9:48 am

YouTube Announces Music App

Today, Google announced the details behind Youtube's long-awaited music service. As previously expected, their plan centers around two separate and confusing services: One is called…
James Rettig | October 21, 2015 - 4:26 pm

YouTube Music Service Appears Imminent

YouTube has been working towards establishing a music subscription service for almost two years now, and it looks like it's finally about to actually happen.
James Rettig | September 28, 2015 - 1:17 pm

YouTube’s Paid Subscription Service Is Almost Here

It was only a matter of time, and the time is now: Youtube is rolling out a paid model. According to the Verge, the video-hosting…
Caitlin White | April 10, 2015 - 12:24 pm

David Lowery Blasts YouTube Music Key’s Artist Terms Disclosed By Zoë Keating

Last year, YouTube announced that it's getting ready to launch Music Key, its own streaming service. Given all the power that YouTube and its parent…
Tom Breihan | January 29, 2015 - 11:09 am

“Gangnam Style” Broke YouTube’s View Counter

PSY's 2012 sensation "Gangnam Style" was inescapable at the time of its release and, two years later, it's been largely forgotten, but it's still been…
James Rettig | December 3, 2014 - 6:34 pm

Prince Deletes Facebook & Twitter, Pulls Music From YouTube

Prince joined Twitter last summer, and he signed up for Facebook this year to participate in an ill-fated fan Q&A session in which he only
Chris DeVille | November 25, 2014 - 11:34 am

Irving Azoff’s Coalition Of Songwriting Heavyweights Ramps Up Battle To Get Their Music Off YouTube

Last week after YouTube announced the launch of their new subscription music streaming service, industry mogul Irving Azoff -- who represents artists such as the…
James Rettig | November 18, 2014 - 6:37 pm

Billy Bragg Says Taylor Swift Is A Liar Who Sold Her Soul To Google

Billy Bragg must have an invite to YouTube's new Music Key subscription service because he's noticed Taylor Swift's albums in Music Key's library, and he's…
Chris DeVille | November 18, 2014 - 1:38 pm

YouTube Launches Streaming Music Service

Just this morning we learned that YouTube struck a deal with the hundreds of indie labels that had united in pursuit of a fair shake
Chris DeVille | November 12, 2014 - 2:21 pm
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