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Warner Music videos pulled from YouTube

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 21 Dec 2008 18:48 User comments (7)

Warner Music videos pulled from YouTube According to Warner Music Group, negotiations between them and video sharing giant YouTube have broken down, and the group has removed all their music videos from the site.
Currently each of the Big 4 labels are renegotiating their licensing deals with YouTube.

"We are working actively to find a resolution with YouTube that would enable the return of our artists' content to the site,"
Warner noted. "Until then, we simply cannot accept terms that fail to appropriately and fairly compensate recording artists, songwriters, labels and publishers for the value they provide."

Earlier this week, Universal Music noted that YouTube had become a strong revenue stream for the studio, and that it "has generated 'tens of millions' of dollars for the recording company this year, up 80 percent from last year." Universal hopes to add more content to YouTube soon, likely full length feature films.

"If we can't reach acceptable business terms, we must part ways with successful partners,"
Google (owner of YouTube) added. "For example, you may notice videos that contain music owned by Warner Music Group being blocked from the site."

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7 user comments

121.12.2008 19:02

they didn't exactly delete the vids, but only restrict them via Youtube's Video ID system. They can restore them anytime they want

221.12.2008 19:46

Originally posted by tripp:
they didn't exactly delete the vids, but only restrict them via Youtube's Video ID system. They can restore them anytime they want
Inevitably they will, Warner wants the extra revenue im sure.

322.12.2008 19:58

what just angers me about the situation is how "Warner" is trying to put themselves on a pedestool and come out smelling like a rose by falsely elaboration on how its to compensate the artists when in fact the artists never see a dime! Warner is so greedy I hope they take a serious impact; I wish they would have invested their company into the hands of Bernard Madoff!

424.12.2008 4:02

Such a shame.

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"If we can't reach acceptable business terms, we must part ways with successful partners," Google (owner of YouTube) added. "For example, you may notice videos that contain music owned by Warner Music Group being blocked from the site."


We must part ways with successful Partners? So they want a bigger part in the pie, and they are not getting it....booo hooo. By openly admiting that this was seccessful for them, and then turning away... how else can this be interpreted other than a spoiled child always wanting more and more with no apreciation?

Go ahead and let them turn away from the new medium. This is how information is shared nowdays. I'm sure they wont be gone for long. If anything, they will just be left out. There's really nothing to be gained from the "my way or the highway mentality here".

524.12.2008 4:03

sorry for the typos, the keyboard I'm using has sticking keys.

65.1.2009 19:22
sphen5150
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is there any services avalible over seas where there are not any restrictions or effected these types of regulations?

75.1.2009 19:58

Anyone who sides with YouTube or Google on anything IS IN THE MATRIX LIVING A FRIGGIN' PIPE DREAM. Have you ever heard of the Opium fields and the dumbing down of the masses. GOOGLE = OPIUM. WAKE UP PEOPLE!

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