Published: Thu, May 17, 2018
Sci-tech | By Brandy Patterson

Youtube will start crediting musicians properly in their videos

Youtube will start crediting musicians properly in their videos

The new feature makes ID'ing music easier, but it also helps credit the artists and labels behind the music.

On May 10, YouTube announced changes to several of its global charts, including for top songs, top artists and top music videos.

The section, called "music in this video, ' will start showing up on desktop and in the YouTube app under the 'show more" section.

Youtube will start crediting musicians properly in their videos

"In today's digital world, achieving accurate and comprehensive song credits is more attainable than ever". "The feature will provide credits and music discovery information on both music videos and ... fan-uploaded content that features recorded music". The additions arrive as YouTube readies a music subscription service under the tutelage of global music head Lyor Cohen - which has been rumored since late past year.

In February, YouTube's head of music Lyor Cohen told Music Ally that 2018 would be "the year of music for YouTube and Google" including a considerable thaw in its relations with the music industry, despite ongoing arguments over the "value gap" issue.

"'Music in this video' strives to provide greater recognition and exposure to the people who contribute to the creative process".

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YouTube is, as previously reported, testing its long-awaited new music streaming platform, which is codenamed Remix and should have content in place from the three music majors, Universal Music, Sony Music and Warner Music, and various indies.

"This move by YouTube is an important step forward to deliver that goal and one which Sony/ATV welcomes".

"Songwriters are essential to the success of the music industry, but too often their critical role gets overlooked", said Bandier in a statement. "There is so much more we can do to establish a better situation for music creators, and this is great step forward". "Music in this video" will be apart of all videos on YouTube.

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YouTube now automatically credits artists and record labels of music used in videos.

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