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Hulu adds music from Warner Music

Written by Rich Fiscus (Google+) @ 23 Dec 2009 3:53 User comments (2)

Hulu adds music from Warner Music Warner Music Group (WMG) announced a deal with online video service Hulu to offer music videos, artist interviews & concerts from Atlantic Records, Rhino Records and Warner Bros. Records. This follows a deal with EMI, which brought that label's content to the service last month.
Hulu is in the process of launching pages for a variety of artists. One has already been established for the band Muse, and pages for Jason Mraz and Fueled have been announced.

More artist pages will be announced early next year.

Its nice to see Hulu continue to expand their offerings and music is certainly a logical step. Still, it's worth noting that as more content partners have come on board there has been increasing pressure on Hulu executives to control access more tightly.

It was this pressure which led to both TV.com and Boxee users losing the ability to stream videos from Hulu earlier this year.

Labels like WMG have a history of insisting on limiting online offerings to the point of devaluing them. If adding their content ultimately means tighter restrictions on how you can watch Hulu videos it's a step in the wrong direction.

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2 user comments

123.12.2009 6:21

Screw hulu...it was a good idea, but the management has destroyed it. When you start blocking devices like the PS3 just because some inbred record company exec thinks that PS3 owners should not be able to view his company's advertising, you need to go out of business.

223.12.2009 13:35

Advertising ceases to be advertising when you limit who can see it. I don't know what you call it, haha.

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