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BLACK HISTORY MONTH: FUNK,
PART FOUR
Say it loud! (2/28a)
NINE YEARS OF GROWTH FOR LIVE NATION
Another record year in concerts. (2/28a)
GAGA GETS "STUPID"
Let's dance. (2/28a)
MORRIS, RHETT, HUFF LEAD ACM NOMS
Vegas, here we come. (2/27a)
U.S. BIZ REVS BROKE $11B IN 2019
The money is streaming in. (2/27a)
DON'T TALK TO THE PRESS
Also, don't leak the memo about not talking to the press to the press. Please.
GRAMMY VOTING
How the sausage is made.
BIEBER'S BIG BOW
Changes changes the conversation.
PRIMARIES
So hard to decide...
Blighty Beat
EU COPYRIGHT RULE A NO GO IN U.K.
1/27/20

The British Government has issued the U.K. music industry somewhat of a kick in the teeth, declaring that it has no plans to implement the much fought-for EU Copyright Directive after Brexit.

The Directive required user-upload platforms such as YouTube to secure a license from rights holders, or ensure that no unauthorised content is available on the platform. It includes a “stay down” provision requiring platforms to keep unlicensed content down.

The U.K. music industry united to staunchly support the new law, which was a first step to solving the “value gap” (the discrepancy between the amount of music streamed on YouTube and the monetary value it provides). Naturally, YouTube was one of the Directive's fiercest opponents.

In an. Open letter, UK Music’s Deputy CEO Tom Kiehl wrote: “Google-owned YouTube currently pay creators significantly less than the real value to them. Failing to implement the core principles of the Directive would let Google off the hook and mean creators continue to get a raw deal.”

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