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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

Jukebox Jury: The Range Selects His YouTube Hall of Fame

Brooklyn-based electronic producer James Hinton is quickly becoming as closely associated with YouTube as Rebecca Black or Tay Zonday, thanks to his second album as…
Andrew Unterberger / March 18, 2016

YouTube Details New Ad-Free Streaming Service, YouTube Red

Wednesday afternoon, YouTube announced a new paid, ad-free streaming service called YouTube Red. The new service will allow users to watch videos — including their…
Colin Joyce / October 21, 2015

Will TIDAL Be a Success? The Streaming Industry Responds

When TIDAL rolled out a couple of weeks ago, it was met with some short-term excitement (Jay Z, Beyoncé, Rihanna, Madonna, Jack White, Deadmau5, and Kanye…
Rachel Brodsky / April 13, 2015

YouTube and Indie Labels Reach Licensing Deal for Music Service

YouTube has finally reached a licensing deal with select indie music record labels, allowing the online streaming video giant to move forward with a long-planned subscription music…
James Grebey / November 12, 2014

Watch Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ Sung 20 Different Ways

Over the summer, "10 Second Songs" star Anthony Vincent made a good deal of Internet noise with his multiple-impressions cover of Linkin Park's "In The…
Brennan Carley / October 27, 2014

Watch the Bobby Shmurda-Spoofing Proposal Video ‘Hot Finger’

While Bobby Shmurda is crafting the follow-up material to his virally successful song "Hot Nigga," a comedian and YouTuber came along and stole the rapper's…
Brennan Carley / September 12, 2014

YouTube’s Indie Label Faceoff Could Result in Blocked Videos From Radiohead, Adele

The big news in music and tech this week isn't Sub Pop's new digital subscription service via Drip.fm. Nor is it the report that Americans…
Colin Stutz / June 20, 2014
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