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YouTube and Universal to upgrade 1,000 music videos

YouTube and Universal Music Group are committed to fully upgrading nearly 1,000 music videos, remastering some of the most important works in the history of the format to the highest possible standards. Each week over the next year, more titles will be added, with all 1,000 titles expected to be available before the end of 2020. – Robert Briel, Broadband TV News » http://bit.ly/2x6HHA3
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Stingray inks more than 40 hours of Prime live concerts

Stingray primarily broadcasts music across over 400 uninterrupted channel feeds available worldwide to more than 400 million households every day. The channels offer a range of music shows in all genres and for all audiences from rock videos to jazz shows, classical performances filmed in grand halls and teen pop hit music videos. – Joseph O’Halloran, Rapid TV News » http://bit.ly/2Ss467a

Why musicians are so angry at the world’s most popular music streaming service

The music industry claims YouTube has avoided paying a fair-market rate by hiding behind broad legal protections. In the United States, that’s the “safe harbor” provision, which essentially says YouTube is not to blame if someone uploads a copy-protected song —unless the copyright holder complains. – Todd C. Frankel, Washington Post http://ift.tt/2uloJGr

Vevo Planning Ad-Free Subscription Streaming Video Service

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Vevo Chief Executive Erik Huggers revealed the plan for the paid version of the Internet video service during the Code/Media conference on Wednesday. Why? Because not everyone likes watching ads, but money makes the world go ’round. If you take away ads, the company has to make money somehow. That’s where paid subscriptions come in. – Mary Beth Quirk, Consumerist

Top Grammy contenders show online streaming is fast track to recognition

With the likes of record-of-the-year nominees Iggy Azalea and Meghan Trainor breaking out on YouTube and streaming services such as Spotify, this year’s Grammys could be a celebration for one of music’s few growing segments. […] The online success of Azalea’s rap hit Fancy with singer Charli XCX and Trainor’s ode to full-figured women All About that Bass underscore the power that streaming – and its young-skewing consumers – have in elevating a song’s profile at the grassroots. – Reuters via DNA India
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Your Xbox One now plays Pandora radio and Vevo music videos

Apps for both Pandora’s internet radio service (US-only) and Vevo’s music videos (in 14 countries) are reaching the game console this week. The two apps don’t have any surprising Xbox-specific features in store, but they’ll definitely help if you need some tunes for your next house party. And don’t worry, movie and TV fans — you’ll get a few apps as well. Bravo Now and Telemundo Now let American TV subscribers stream shows from those networks on demand, while Popcornflix gives North Americans “hundreds” of free movies. – Jon Fingas,Engadget

No, Psy’s ‘Gangnam Style’ Did Not Break YouTube Video Counter

Tech-news sites this week reported at face value a tongue-in-cheek posting from YouTube that Korean pop star Psy’s “Gangnam Style” — the site’s most-watched video ever with more than 2 billion views — had somehow “broken” YouTube’s video-views counting system. […] Among the ensuing coverage, CNET reported that YouTube “stalled for a bit,” noting that mousing over the counter caused it to spin erratically and display random numbers. But according to YouTube, the post about “Gangnam Style” forcing it to upgrade the video-view counter was a total joke. “It’s an easter egg,” a rep said. “We updated the counter to 64-bit months ago.” – Todd Spangler,Variety
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