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Friday, June 1, 2007

EMI music gets on YouTube!

Just after Apple Computer announcing of availability of DRM-free EMI music downloads. Now, Google's YouTube is following suit with music videos.
The video-sharing Web site has reportedly struck a deal with EMI to make available to its users, music from various EMI artists.
News release;
NEW YORK and SAN BRUNO, Calif. – May 31, 2007 – EMI Music – one of the world’s leading global music companies, Google and YouTube, the leader in online video – today announced a landmark agreement which will give YouTube users unprecedented access to authorized videos and recordings from EMI Music artists, including those featured in user generated content.

“With this deal, all four of the world’s major music companies are now official YouTube partners,” said Chad Hurley, CEO and Co-founder of YouTube. “EMI is a proven leader in the emerging digital music landscape and one of the world’s largest and most respected music companies. We’re excited to add EMI Music’s stellar roster of artists’ content to our site and make it available to our community.”

Eric Nicoli, CEO of EMI Group, said: “Working with YouTube under this agreement meets EMI’s objectives to offer consumers the best possible entertainment experiences, to create new ways to connect our artists to fans and to enter into innovative business models that will generate revenues for our business and our creators. YouTube has quickly established itself as a stand-out fan favorite because it’s a site that taps into what people want and also consistently delivers a good experience. Through this agreement EMI Music and its artists will be fairly compensated for their work.”

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