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Meet the new exec who wants to make the music industry stop hating YouTube (GOOG, GOOGL)

YouTube has hired its first “Global Head of Music”: Lyor Cohen, a powerhouse music exec who ran Def Jam and Warner Music Group before starting his own label. Cohen’s big job is going to be smoothing relations between YouTube and the music industry, which have been terrible, particularly in 2016. Over 2016, major labels and other music heavyweights have continually slammed YouTube over the low rates it pays in royalties.
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