No YouTube music vids for Brits

Paidcontent.co.uk has an article that sheds some light on the fact that YouTube is blocking the audio part of some of the posted videos for UK viewers. Patrick Walker, EMEA region head of YouTube said that the Google-owned company would lose money on every music video it serves if they accepted the rates proposed by the PRS, a UK collecting society.

From Paid Content's page:

In its first arrangement with a royalty society, YouTube in 2007 signed a special deal with PRS in which it agreed to pay a flat, advance fee to carry 10 million pieces of music. But the deal has expired and Walker pulled the tracks last night rather than renew at new rates. After PRS highlighted Google’s $5.7 billion Q408 revenue, Walker told me: “We’ve built a service that we’ve invested millions in ... to suggest that, because Google’s a big company, we should just suck it and pay a ridiculous rate is not something that we’re going to stand by.”



Read more on paidcontent.co.uk
Read the PRS entry on Wikipedia
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New partner: Raunchy Rhythms Radio

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We're happy to announce another partnership: Raunchy Rhythms Radio from London, UK. Here's how Andy, the owner and founder, describes the concept behind Raunchy Rhythms:

Raunchy Rhythms Radio created by station Owner Andy B around just over a year ago, a self confessed house music lover & bedroom DJ having never played out to a large audience himself, our aim is to provide an online radio station not only for the big boys in the industry but also the relatively unknown DJs a chance to broadcast their DJ mixing skills across the world wide web for all the house music lover’s out there 24 hours a day.

You can find our website at http://www.raunchyrhythms.com which is constantly being updated on a daily basis with new content, mixes and the latest news with what’s going on within the industry. One of interesting and unique points about our website has to be the ‘’Request’’ page. All our mixsets are available for requesting instantly via this page.
For instance if you would like to listen to and queue ‘’ DJ Jon Silva- PestoMix 006’’ then click the red ‘’request’’ button on the right hand side of the page opposite this mix and this mix will automatically be added to our playlist for broadcasting, it’s as simple as that !

We are always looking for fresh talented house DJ mixes to play on our radio station so please feel free to get in contact with us either via the Pesto Music Community Forum, our website contact page or direct at admin[at]raunchyrhythms.com.

Welcome to Raunchy Rhythms Radio!