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Warner Music Videos Removed From YouTube

Well, you learn something new everyday. According to a Los Angeles Times article, Warner Music Group’s videos began disappearing from YouTube this weekend. Apparently the casualty of a contract impasse between the music company and the Internets dominant video site.

Negotiations between the two broke down last week over licensing fees for Warner’s music and videos, say people familiar with the discussions who were not authorized to speak publicly. The first of the major labels to strike a licensing deal with YouTube, Warner negotiated their deal in 2006 setting the stage for the $1.65-billion acquisition of YouTube Inc. by search giant Google Inc. Under terms of YouTube’s contracts, the labels stand to collect either a minimum fee of less than a penny each time a music video is watched or a split of advertising revenue, whichever sum is greater. Warner Music Group is home to such acts as Madonna, Green Day, rapper T.I., Red Hot Chili Peppers, My Chemical Romance, Seal, and Linkin Park.

I had no idea that record labels collected a fee from YouTube.



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The Big 5-0 for Michael Jackson, Madonna, and Prince


Yesterday I saw one of those all to familiar photos of Michael Jackson looking like a man on a mission to the craziest house. The caption of the photo was “Michael Jackson turns 50!” After laughing at the photo, I realized wow MJ, Madonna, and Prince all turned 50 this year. I don’t know about you, but that is mind boggling to me. What’s even more crazy is the fact that MJ at one point ruled the world of music… today Madonna is still vogueing and of course Prince is the MAN!

For a great analysis on their milestones and what it says about us make sure to check out TheRoot.com.

UPDATE: Michael Jackson Dead at 50

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My “Prince” Experience

Prince at LAX

Prince at LAX

I have had the pleasure of meeting Prince a couple of times. Until you have had the opportunity to be in his presence, you would never understand the above photo.

In my eyes Prince is the man and there is no one in the music business close to his status. Growing up at the height (no pun intended) of the careers of Prince, MJ, and even Madonna there was always the debate of Michael Jackson vs. Prince. I admire and respect both, but to me it is clear who ultimately won that battle. At age 50, Prince has managed to stay on top of his game and look good at it! Did you see Prince’s Super Bowl Performance????

Exposed to LIFE Prince. A few months ago my friend Rashida who is Prince’s personal DJ and I went out to see DJ AM and Jazzy Jeff. Prince decided to meet Rashida at the club we were going to. As I was enjoying DJ AM’s mash up set, Prince leaned over to me and out of no where says “so, do you like Radiohead”. The question stuck me as odd since it appeared to come out of thin air. Living in Prince’s world, giving details is not tolerated, so all I will say is this… Although odd, his question was sure genius for many reasons and on several levels. Keep in mind he asked me before Coachella! Read about Prince vs. Radiohead right here.

I am sure you don’t get it. No worries. Understanding Prince is something only a chosen few are privileged to.

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