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Warners pulls music vids off YouTube

Warners pulls music vids off YouTube

Tuesday 23rd December, 2008 9:00AM

Could this be the beginning of the end for YouTube? Left with nothing but shoddy home films, YouTube would be a different place without music videos

Warner Music Group ordered YouTube on Saturday to remove all music videos by its artists from the popular online video-sharing site after contract negotiations broke down. ... The talks fell apart early on Saturday because Warner wants a bigger share of the huge revenue potential of YouTube's massive visitor traffic. There were no reports on what Warner was seeking. 'We simply cannot accept terms that fail to appropriately and fairly compensate recording artists, songwriters, labels and publishers for the value they provide,' Warner said in a statement.

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