That Green Day Song Earns Several Additional Dollars in September

YouTube streaming of Green Day's 2004 song "Wake Me Up When September Ends" spiked around the beginning and end of September, Rolling Stone reports. The song's view counts…
Tosten Burks / October 8, 2018

Major Labels Team Up to Sue Two Prominent YouTube Video-Ripping Sites

The "Big Three" record labels—Universal, Warner Bros., and Sony—have filed a lawsuit against two music download sites based in Russia, and, as Billboard…
Rob Arcand / August 4, 2018

YouTube Pulls Death Grips’ “Shitshow” Video for “Sexually Provocative Content”

Death Grips is offline. Yesterday, the abrasive noise-rap group uploaded a video on YouTube for their song "Shitshow," off their upcoming Year of the Snitch, and that…
Joshua Copperman / June 21, 2018

YouTube Deletes Multiple “Violent” Drill Music Videos at the Request of UK Police

YouTube has deleted over 30 music videos that are claimed to incite violence after a request from a U.K. police commissioner, according to multiple reports.
Israel Daramola / May 29, 2018

YouTube Hackers Responsible for Vandalizing Vevo Videos Arrested

Last month, the BBC reported that two hackers had targeted Vevo-hosted YouTube accounts of artists like Drake, Taylor Swift, Shakira, Selena Gomez, Luis Fonsi, and…
Rob Arcand / May 26, 2018

YouTube Announces New Streaming Service Launching Next Tuesday

YouTube has officially announced their long-in-the-works YouTube Music service, after announcing expanded music credits yesterday. The service will feature a redesigned mobile app that is…
Joshua Copperman / May 17, 2018

YouTube Announces Expanded Music Credits on Videos

YouTube announced a new feature, rolling out today, that displays music credits in more detail than before. According to Pitchfork, the platform's "music in this video" feature…
Joshua Copperman / May 16, 2018

YouTube Hackers Briefly Took Down “Despacito” and Other Popular Music Videos

If you attempted to watch the "Despacito" video on YouTube this morning, there's a chance you briefly encountered the sinister image above. Hackers going by the…
Andy Cush / April 10, 2018

YouTube Plans to Annoy You Into Paying for Its Music Streaming Subscription

For the last few years, YouTube has been trying to convince people to pay for upgraded access to the historically free site, mostly without much…
Andy Cush / March 22, 2018

Multiple YouTubers Are Trying to Claim Copyright Over a Video of White Noise

As a technical term, the phrase "white noise" refers to a randomly generated signal, the amplitude of which is evenly distributed across all frequencies. Our…
Andy Cush / January 5, 2018

Jake Paul Facing Backlash for Rapping the N-Word

Who could have seen this one coming? Earlier this week, the non-YouTuber-watching segment of the internet discovered vlogger Logan Paul, who's wildly popular with tween-age boys…
Anna Gaca / January 5, 2018

YouTube to Launch New Subscription Music Streaming Service Next Year

YouTube has plans to release a third paid music service next spring, Billboard  has confirmed with sources familiar with the matter. The new service, reported…
Colin Stutz, Billboard / December 8, 2017

Acapella YouTuber Austin Jones Arrested on Child Pornography Charges

Austin Jones, a musician and YouTube personality whose original songs and acapella covers of bands like Twenty One Pilots and Panic! At the Disco earned him hundreds…
Andy Cush / June 14, 2017

YouTube Defends Restricted Mode Feature Against Charges of Bigotry [UPDATE]

YouTube's Restricted Mode is an opt-in feature that allows users to "screen out potentially objectionable content that you may prefer not to see or don't…
Jeremy Gordon / March 20, 2017

YouTube Says It Paid $1 Billion in Ad Revenue to the Recording Industry This Year

YouTube paid $1 billion to the recording industry in advertising revenue alone this year, according to Robert Kyncl, the company’s Chief Business Officer. Kyncl shared…
Taylor Berman / December 6, 2016
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