YouTube’s Seven-Year Music Battle Ends in Germany 

Google’s YouTube struck a deal with German royalty-collection group Gema to pay licensing fees and unblock thousands of music videos in Europe’s biggest economy after seven years of legal battles.

The agreement signed Tuesday means that about 70,000 musicians and songwriters represented by Gema will get paid if their content is watched on YouTube, Gema said in a statement. The deal may enable YouTube to introduce its Red music and video subscription service in Germany, which the agreement also covers, Gema said.

Source: YouTube’s Seven-Year Music Battle Ends in Germany – Bloomberg

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Author: Paul Sweeting

Paul Sweeting is the founder and principal of Concurrent Media Strategies, LLC and editor of RightsTech.com

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