YouTube’s head of music announces music subscription service… again

YouTube have been discussing a music subscription service for years and Lyor Cohen just re-announced it’s existence saying, “we know we’re late to the party”. At SXSW this weekend YouTube’s global head of music Lyor…

YouTube are launching a music subscription service next year

At last! It looks like YouTube want to rectify their damaged relationship with the music industry with a new paid service for music. YouTube have long been criticised for their extremely low payouts on music…

Celebrate 44 years of hip-hop with Google’s scratching app

44 years ago today a DJ named Kool Herc pioneered a new generation of music with a bunch of records and a hype man. August 11th, 1973 – Jamaican-American DJ Kool Herc was just 18,…

YouTube have nabbed one of the SoundCloud team for label relations

YouTube have announced Stephen Bryan as their new label relations head, taking him from his position at SoundCloud. Bryan will leave SoundCloud at the end of the month to take on a new role as…

Famed music exec Lyor Cohen joins YouTube to strengthen artist relationships

Label giant and industry veteran Lyor Cohen has joined YouTube to improve artist relationships amidst tension between YouTube and the majority of the music industry. Cohen joins the Google-owned video hosting site as global head…