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35 Years Later, A-ha Reissues Its ‘Take On Me’ Video in 4K

The Norwegian pop band A-ha has released a 4K remastered edition of the video that accompanied their 1984 hit song “Take On Me.” The original video utilized an animation technique called rotoscoping, in which an artist draws over live-action sequences. Both the song and the video have remained popular over the years, and on YouTube […]

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YouTube Blocks Chanukah-Themed Parody of Lil Nas X’s ‘Old Town Road’

It is being reported that YouTube took down a Chanukkah parody video because of copyright violations, despite the claimant allegedly not providing what content the video infringed. A Capella Orthodox Jewish group called the Maccabeats produced the video, which is entitled “Pan Fry” and is said to be a parody of both Lil Nas X’s […]

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Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” Video Crosses 1 Billion Views

The video for Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” recently reached an important milestone: it surpassed one billion views on YouTube. The song is only the second one recorded in the 1990s that has passed one billion views on the platform. The other was the video for “November Rain” by Guns N’ Roses, which currently has […]

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Jake Paul Faces Copyright Infringement Lawsuit Over Christmas Track

A group of music producers are suing YouTube star Jake Paul, claiming that Paul’s “Litmas” song infringes on a song that they wrote in 2015 called “Bad Santa.” Erik Belz, Jonathan Pakfar and Shane Abrahams allege that they have been in a recording studio with Paul on multiple occasions since recording the song. They further […]

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Facebook Is Actively Licensing Music Videos for Its YouTube Rival, Report Claims

According to a report from Bloomberg, Facebook is seeking to attain rights to music videos for its stagnating video-on-demand service that it hopes will challenge YouTube. Reportedly, the social media giant is negotiating music licensing deals for its Watch service with major labels Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment, and Warner Music Group. The company is further already […]

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The Top 40 Most Popular Songs of All Time, According to YouTube

The 40 most popular songs on YouTube have been revealed. Unsurprisingly, songs released in the 2010s took the top spots for ‘most popular songs’ on the list. Interestingly enough, only one song from the ’80s and ’90s crossed the one billion YouTube streams threshold ⁠— both songs by Guns N’ Roses. Every single song on […]

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Tidal Tries Algorithmic Music Video Playlists ⁠— ‘My Video Mix’

Tidal is trying its hand at an algorithmic-based music video playlist. The new ‘My Video Mix’ creates a personalized video playlist based on listening history. Tidal says its editorial team influences the playlist’s recommendations. The mix is divided up into eight different video playlists in a dedicated video tab. Each playlist will feature a mix […]

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YouTube Layers Merch and Vinyl Records Alongside Official Music Videos

YouTube has announced a partnership with Merchbar to showcase official artist merchandise and vinyl records.  Will this finally help artists sell more stuff? The merch will appear alongside official artist videos on the platform. Merchbar says they carry over one million items from 35,000 artists. Only YouTube artists with an Official Artist Channel can promote […]

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Universal Music, Warner Music, Sony Music Finalize Music Video Agreement With SAG-AFTRA

The national board of directors of SAG-AFTRA unanimously approved a new 3-year contract with the major record labels, specifically relating to performances in music videos. The signatories include Universal Music Group, Warner Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment, and their various subsidiaries.  The new SAG-AFTRA agreement goes into effect retroactively from May 1st of this year […]

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