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YouTube appoints former Warner Music boss

YouTube has appointed music industry veteran and former Warner Music and Def Jam president Lyor Cohen as the video site’s global head of music. Announcing the hire on Twitter, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki praised Cohen’s “impressive track record working with artists and [the] music industry”. Cohen has 32 years experience, starting out in the 1980s […]

UK introduces age ratings for online music videos

The UK government and the major music labels have agreed to put “clear age ratings” on music videos on YouTube and Vevo, to flag content that is not suitable for children. The government is working with the UK music industry, British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) and digital providers YouTube and Vevo on the scheme, which […]