User-generated content

  1. YouTube, Partners Needs to Work Harder to Pay Songwriters, Publishers Fairly: Guest Post by Matt Pincus

    March 19, 2013 3:09 PM EDT From Billboard’s groundbreaking decision to factor YouTube views into the charts, to the “Harlem Shake,” to the historic agreements covering UGC content and Vevo videos, YouTube is becoming the mainstream music business. Yet, the ugly truth is t ...

  2. YouTube Seeks Label Aid to Secure Artists' Publishing Rights for Videos

    June 21, 2012 7:20 PM EDT YouTube seeks label aid to secure artists' publishing rights for videos YouTube's appearance at the "Indie Week" convention recently held by the American Assn. of Independent Music (A2IM) in New York was the meet's best-at ...

  3. Music Licensing Service Rumblefish Adds Ex-Pandora Board Member

    October 11, 2011 2:33 PM EDT Music licensing outfit Rumblefish has added a new board member to help drive its growth. Harry DeMott, a former board member at Pandora and long-time analyst and investor in media companies, has joined the Portland, Oregon-based company's boa ...

  4. YouTube: Growth In User-Generated Content Is Outpacing Official Videos

    April 14, 2011 6:27 PM EDT By now we've all heard YouTube's assertion that it doubled the amount it pays labels and publishers in music-licensing fees last year, now totaling millions of dollars a month. But while the focus of this figure is on official music vide ...

  5. German Composer Sues Google/YouTube

    April 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT German composer Frank Peterson has filed a lawsuit at the Higher District Court in Hamburg against Google/YouTube, claiming that his music videos and other audiovisual repertoire were used illegally. Peterson produces British soprano Sarah Brightm ...

  6. UGC Debates Rumble On As CISAC Draws To Close

    May 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT User-generated content was brought into focus today during the closing session of the CISAC Copyright Summit in Brussels. The final panel, "Can Creators and Technology/Service Providers Find a Common Ground," showcased an interesting con ...

  7. WMG Signs Ad-Share Deal With Video Site

    January 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Group has formed an advertising revenue sharing agreement with a French user-generated video site called DailyMotion.com. Similar to YouTube, Dailymotion.com allows users to upload and browse video clips. Unlike YouTube, the site does ...

  8. France's TF1 Launches Artist Networking Platform

    June 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT French media holding company TF1 Group on Wednesday (June 28) launched a user-generated content service which it is positioning to compete with MySpace. French media holding company TF1 Group on Wednesday (June 28) launched a user-generated conten ...

  9. France's TF1 Launches Artist Networking Platform

    June 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT French media holding company TF1 Group on Wednesday (June 28) launched a user-generated content service which it is positioning to compete with MySpace. French media holding company TF1 Group on Wednesday (June 28) launched a user-generated conten ...