Tag Archives: YouTube

Hoisting YouTube’s Content ID system on its own petard

A couple of years ago Google introduced its Content ID system to YouTube. Copyright holders upload their content to Content ID and whenever someone uploads a video to YouTube it’s matched against this massive content database. If any segment of the … Continue reading

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Streaming, Music and Money: Musicians Who Signed with a Record Label

The first article in this series made use of an outstanding infographic from Information is Beautiful titled “Selling Out” to illustrate how little money independent musicians make from streaming their music. The situation is even worse for musicians who signed with a record label. … Continue reading

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Streaming, Music and Money: Independent Creators

    Who makes money from streaming music and how much money are they making? Two things should be kept in mind when you think about trying to answer these questions. First, the money flow in the music industry in general and … Continue reading

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