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This week, music commentators make their voices heard as they weigh in on Lyor Cohen's joining with the Google Empire and why YouTube will likely drive him crazy, as well as hear from Irving Azoff on why YouTube pirates are truly evil. Lyor Cohen Takes the Cake by Joining the...

Lyor Cohen Takes the Cake by Joining the Google Empire [Op Ed]

Google's hiring of industry insider Lyor Cohen as YouTube's Global Head of Music is "no grounds for celebration" says musician and activist Maria Schneider in a new op ed. "And who better to prevail over the majors than the very guy who helped lead those majors into the back alley...

YouTube Is Likely To Drive Lyor Cohen Crazy [Chris Castle]

Although Lyor Cohen may be one of the best in the music business, YouTube's consistent undervaluation of music, and its position as a subsidiary of Google, make it unlikely that he will be able make many major artist-benefiting improvements to YouTube Music, write's Chris Castle. _________________________________ Guest Post by Chris...

YouTube Misses Point With Lyor Cohen Hire [Bobby Owsinski]

In the wake of it's failure to pay what many executives and artists consider sufficient royalties, YouTube is attempting to appease labels with its hire of music business insider Lyor Cohen which, according to Bobby Owsinski, may do more harm than good. _________________________ Guest post by Bobby Owsinski of Music...

Music Industry Uncharacteristically Silent On Lyor Cohen's YouTube Hire

Lyor Cohen ran Def Jam and then all of Warner Music Group. He's mentored several generations of hip hop stars. So when he was named as YouTube's Global Head of Music, I expected a collective industry high five. Instead, there's been almost total silence. _________________________________________ Last week when Lyor Cohen...

Music Publishing Roundup 9.30.16: Open Music + Intel • Lyor Cohen To YouTube • Spotify + Soundcloud

The Open Music Initiative has announced that it will be using Intel blockchain technology to simplify how creators and rightsholders are identified and paid. The technology, Sawtooth Lake, will serve as OMI’s reference platform open source ledger for tracking, managing, and protecting use of intellectual property and to facilitate transparency...

YouTube Recruits Legendary Music Executive Lyor Cohen as Global Head of Music

YouTube has recruited the former president of Def Jam, legendary music executive Lyor Cohen as global head of music. The 30-year veteran of the music business will oversee YouTube’s relations with record companies and artists and also aid in the development of YouTube’s new music app. “I hope that together we can move towards a more collaborative […]

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 theShow More Summary

Lyor Goes To YouTube

The only problem is people HATE HIM! Expecting Lyor Cohen to make peace with labels is like believing Roger Waters will get back together with David Gilmour for a concert in support of Israeli statehood. This shows how out of touch YouTube is, I hope the ink isn’t dry. As for Lyor himself…KUDOS! He crawled […] The post Lyor Goes To YouTube appeared first on Lefsetz Letter.

YouTube Aims To Fix Its Relationship With The Music Industry With Biz Vet Lyor Cohen

The video platform is betting that the legendary executive will help fix its fractured relationship with the major players in the music space.

YouTube Hires Music Executive as a Liaison to the Industry

Lyor Cohen, who got his start in hip-hop, said he would encourage the music world to embrace new technologies to promote music and talent.

YouTube hires Lyor Cohen, hip-hop heavyweight, to run music - CNET

2 months agoTechnology : CNET: News

Google's massive video site brings in a heavy hitter to swing hard against Spotify and Apple and help YouTube navigate a tense time with the record industry.

YouTube Names Veteran Record Industry Executive Lyor Cohen Global Head Of Music

2 months agoWeb / Web Videos : Tubefilter

Music industry veteran Lyor Cohen has joined YouTube as its global head of music, amid qualms by three of the industry’s major labels -- Sony, Universal, and Warner Bros. -- about the video platform’s copyright practices and the amount...Show More Summary

YouTube Hires Music Exec Lyor Cohen, Because the Streaming Wars Needed More Drama

YouTube has seen Apple Music's Jimmy Iovine and will raise them a Lyor Cohen. The longtime music exec is joining the video-streaming giant as their new global head of music. But, really, his job title should be savior of YouTube Red. Cohen, who used to run Def Jam and Warner ... More »

New Global Head Of Music Lyor Cohen's Letter To His YouTube Team [FULL TEXT]

Former top Def Jam and Warner Music Group executive Lyor Cohen has been named the Global Head Of Music for Google's YouTube (more here), and began his tenure with a letter the the YouTube Music Team. From: Lyor Cohen To: YouTube Music Team Hi everyone, It’s an incredible time to...

Google Hires Ex-Warner Music Group CEO Lyor Cohen As YouTube Global Head Of Music

Former Warner Music Group CEO Lyor Cohen has joined Google's YouTube as its Global Head of Music. The outspoken music industry veteran takes on the difficult task of mending fences with a music industry vocally upset with the royalties that YouTube pays compared to its massive scale. Lyor CohenLyor...

AM BRIEFING: Blind Melon Sues Over Cover Version • Prince Tribute • Musical.ly Privacy Issues • Lyor Cohen • More

We're making some changes to our More News tab. (You can read the sordid story behind the forced move here.) In the meantime, here is a short list of important reads from across the web: _____________________________________ Blind Melon song-theft case could test parameters of the cover version (CMU) This one...

Lyor Cohen On Streaming Exclusives: “I Think It’s Damaging To Our Industry”

The veteran record executive shares his thoughts on the changing music industry landscape and more in a new interview.

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