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YouTube Blocks Music Videos From UK Site

YouTube Pulls Music Videos in the UK: Do You Care?

Music made available on the Internet always seems to draw fire somehow, and unfortunately for the music obsessed across the pond, attempts to renew YouTube's license agreement with the UK's Performing Right Society have come to a fast halt. According to YouTube, the "PRS is now asking us to pay many, many times more for our license than before. The costs are simply prohibitive for us — under PRS's proposed terms we would lose significant amounts of money with every playback," and have since blocked all music videos in the UK until an agreement is reached.

Although I think it's fun to send old music videos to my pals, I don't really watch music videos anymore at all. Do you still get your music video fix from TV, or do you head for YouTube? Do you even care if music videos are on YouTube?

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bolly123 bolly123 8 years
check out a great alternative to youtube which is fair and bands and the industry do get paid. www.muzu.tv all your favourite music videos which you can organise into your own music video playlists.. Enjoy.. heres the muzu statement You can’t blame music video startup Muzu.tv from weighing into the YouTube/PRS debate and saying its way of doing things beats Google’s. If we were them, we’d be doing the same. So, managing director Mark French has issued this statement: “It’s not the music industry’s fault that YouTube’s business model doesn’t stack up. The model doesn’t support paying the current PRS rates let alone the payment to artists, because they cannot command high enough advertising rates… He continues: “Because sites like YouTube are built off the back of user generated content, and have a storied past of allowing ‘illegal’ content to be viewed – brands are resistant to pay premium advertising rates. “MUZU.TV was purpose built for the music industry with a viable model that protects the CPM by its 100% focus on premium music content. While the industry needs to look at the minimum stream rates to make new business models viable and sustainable it should not let YouTube hold it to ransom.”
janetwrogers janetwrogers 8 years
Does this kill the British Rickroll?
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