YouTube will stop showing exact subscribers this year

The popularity of YouTube channels is going to get a bit more vague in a few months as subscriber counts get abbreviated. YouTube have announced that they will start abbreviating how many subscribers channels have…

SiriusXM unveil the largest new additions to their streaming platform ever

SiriusXM have revealed over 100 new music channels coming to their services making for the biggest addition of content to their platform ever. SiriusXM are adding more than 100 new curated, commercial-free streaming music channels…

Go from screen to stage with gig tickets on YouTube

Watching music videos on YouTube can often result in wishing you were seeing them live right now, and with Eventbrite on YouTube you can secure a gig right under the video. YouTube have teamed up…

Sell your merch straight from your YouTube Channel with new in-built store

It’s been a long time coming but finally you will be able to sell your merchandise directly to viewers from your YouTube channel. At last week’s VidCon YouTube unveiled a bunch of new features that will create…

YouTube’s Artist Channels auto-subscribe you to artist’s new hub for music and content

Find all of an artist’s content in one place from tracks, music videos, interviews, covers and more with new Artist Channels. YouTube’s Official Artist Channels consolidate everything official from artists into one place so fans…

Amazon Audible’s new feature takes the audiobook platform into new territory

Amazon and their audiobook market Audible are adding ‘Channels’, introducing original short form spoken content and 2nd-party recordings. Channels will be available as it’s own store, or available to Audible users will have access to it….

Deezer “Changing the Face of Music Curation” with Channels

Deezer are introducing a new feature that brings together all of their music, radio, podcasts, and playlists into one place and curated into themed ‘Channels’. Deezer, “the world’s biggest music streaming library’, have added Channels…

Disney Buying Maker Studios for Over $500 million Plus $450 million performance-based compensation

Disney has acquired Maker Studios for $500 million plus as much as $450 million in additional performance-based compensation. Maker Studios boasts 380 million subscribers and 5.5 billion views per month across 55,000 channels. Maker Studios…

YouTube Paid Subscriptions Could Be a Good Revenue Stream for Artists

There have been a lot of reports this morning about YouTube launching a Paid Subscriptions option for partners. They havent announced what partners are onboard or what the exact pricing model will be, but it…