UK rights bodies team up with search engines in copyright fight

Various UK rights associations have partnered with search engines Google and Bing in a government-backed attempt to crack down on internet piracy. The UK initiative will see sites dedicated to copyright-infringing content demoted in internet search results, while sites offering legal content will be easily accessible. The new voluntary code of practise was agreed between […]

BPI blasts YouTube for ‘meagre’ music revenue contribution

YouTube contributed a “meagre” 4% of music sales and streaming revenue last year, despite representing nearly 20% of total music consumption, according to a damning report by the BPI.    The British Phonographic Industry (BPI), which represents the UK’s recorded music industry, accused YouTube of profiting at the expense of artists and called on the UK […]

BPI launches YouTube music channel

UK music trade organisation the BPI is set to launch a new YouTube channel, called Transmitter, to promote British artists.  The channel is due to go live on November 11 and is a joint ventue by the BPI, which represents the UK record labels, and music media company LoveLive. Transmitter will feature daily programming made specifically […]