Music Vids Come Back to UK You Tube – PRS Getting Paid


If you’re in the UK and want to watch a music vid you’ve probably gotten the message that the vid is not available in this country!

Back in March, Patrick Walker, YouTube’s director of video partnerships, said that:

“PRS is now asking us to pay many, many times more for our licence than before,” claiming “the costs are simply prohibitive for us – under PRS’ proposed terms we would lose significant amounts of money with every playback.”

Now YouTube has agreed to pay money to PRS backdated from January 2009 until 2012, according to the BBC.

Anyone else think that the whole music industry needs updating?

So – “over the next few days” we should see a return of our favourite videos to YouTube.

Don’t expect me to get much work done after then 😉

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