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@irvingazoff: "How can labels renew YT deals with so much artist pressure?"

For context–it is widely rumored that all the major labels are in the middle of renegotiations with YouTube.  In the past, the labels and publishers have taken a big advance and looked the other way. 192 more words

In A Goolag State Of Mind

@edchristman: @IrvingAzoff Calls on Music Industry to 'Work Together'

Irving Azoff highlighted the gridlock on artist rights in Washington in his June 8 keynote at the annual meeting of NMPA, the music publishers trade association. 229 more words

In A Goolag State Of Mind

Irving Azoff Calls on Music Industry to 'Work Together' in NMPA Keynote 

In a keynote address at the National Music Publishers’ Assn. legendary music industry executive Irving Azoff called upon the music industry to work together.

“The music industry has never been more powerful and popular and we as an industry have never done a shittier job of rallying together as one industry,” Azoff said. 58 more words


What if Legacy YouTube Licenses Went Away? Will Artist and Songwriter Opposition to YouTube Make it Easier for Labels and Publishers to Step Away from Licensing?

As manager Irving Azoff noted in his “Open Letter to YouTube“, the music community has never been more united against Google’s misuse and abuse of the government mandated “safe harbors”.   750 more words

Is The MMF Shilling for YouTube (Again)?

Irving Azoff recently posted an open letter to YouTube on a tech industry news site where he laid out the arguments against YouTube–we think very effectively.   1,092 more words

Artist Rights

Note to Irving Azoff: YouTube Doesn't Need to Change, the Music Industry Does

For many music fans, YouTube is one of the best things that ever happened for finding and listening to new artists, much like radio used to be. 696 more words


YouTube Should Let Musicians Opt Out, Manager Says

The battle between YouTube and the music industry won’t go away.

Famed musician manager Irving Azoff fired the latest salvo on Monday in an open letter to YouTube, arguing that the company doesn’t give artists enough control over how their music is consumed. 871 more words