People Are Confused After Mysterious Video Was Uploaded To Daft Punk’s YouTube Channel

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Today (May 23rd), we received a notification that Daft Punk had uploaded a new video to their YouTube page with all 2.7 million subscribers. The mysterious upload titled “Voyager” seemed to be a new release or a teaser by the iconic electronic music duo. Despite being uploaded on Daft Punk’s YouTube channel and being a

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YouTube Is Relaunching Music Service To Replace Google Play Music

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It seems like Google can’t make up its mind with which streaming music service to offer its users. The new fee-based YouTube Music ($9.99 monthly) will eventually replace Google Play Music. Google Play Music is the streaming service in the shadow of Apple Music, Spotify, Deezer, and Amazon Music. While YouTube is currently the number

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New feature on YouTube provides additional credit information for more than one million songs

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As of May 16, YouTube will take additional measures to provide song credit information for more than half a billion of the music videos that are currently available on YouTube’s website.

Entitled “music in this video,” the new feature will be located below the “show more” area underneath a given music video, and will identify all of the contributing artists, from the songwriters to the labels and publishers who represent said songwriters. The information will appear under music that is uploaded to official artist channels, as well as under the YouTube user content that uses recorded music.

Photo Credit: The Verge

“Music in this video” will provide the crediting insight that has long remained inaccessible on YouTube and on other online streaming outlets. The topic of crediting recalls YouTube’s 2016 settlement with the National Music Publishers Association. Reported to have sat somewhere between $30 and $40 million, the settlement paid royalties to the songwriters who did not receive appropriate accreditation on YouTube.

A general lack of credit related information for music is primarily responsible for most of the previous and existing instances of such music accreditation issues, but increasing correspondence between online streaming services, record labels, and music publishers has helped to combat this problem. John Mayer, for instance, followed the release of his recent single, “New Light,” with a full list of song credits for the track, uploaded to his Instagram account. “Digital music shouldn’t kill credits. Here’s what the back of the single would have looked like if it were in your hands,” Mayer wrote.

“Music in this video” is one medium that will continue to circumvent the absence of musical credit information online.

H/T: The Verge

YouTube Announces Another Music Service

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After months of testing and teasing, YouTube will relaunch its streaming platform next Tuesday (May 22) with multiple subscription price points alongside an entry-level, ad-supported version. The new service, YouTube Music, comes with an array of tools to take on Spotify, Apple Music and other established subscription platforms, and promises thousands of playlists, millions of … More »

Elon Musk blasts streaming services for “crazy low payouts”

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Music creatives have long gotten the short end of the stick when it comes to music streaming royalties. Once the honey pot is divvied up between streaming platforms and music labels, artists and songwriters walk away with only a small piece of the pie.

Mercurial tech baron and founder of Tesla, Elon Musk, is the latest powerful voice to recently speak out on the issue of unequal distribution. The issue is no new struggle in contemporary capitalism, either. The fact of the matter is: when big business is involved, individuals lose out.

But it seems Musk now has a direct stake in the issue considering he’s now dating Canadian singer/songwriter, Grimes. The couple made their first public appearance as a couple at the Met Gala last week in New York City.

The conversation arose over Twitter when Musk was asked about his favorite Grimes song; for which, by the way, he has two:

One conscientious fan tweeted the tech baron wondering which streaming platform fans could engage with in order to most directly benefit Grimes financially.

Musk responded with an infographic showing Spotify, Pandora, and YouTube as the bottom three platforms in terms of gross payout per stream. XboxRhapsody and Tidal are among the top when it comes to artist payouts, with Apple MusicAmazon, Deezer, and Google falling somewhere in the middle.

While the issue of online streaming payouts continues to be a new frontier for the music industry — especially as it converges with tech giants and new platforms who want a piece of the pie — Musk should be commended for bringing the issue into public conversation. At the very least, it is a genuine show of online activism when powerful tech elites raise their voices for unheard, underpaid artistic creatives who often get no say in the matter.

The Wait is Over: Stream Coachella Day 1 here

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The wait is finally over: Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is officially here. With headliners Beyoncé, The Weeknd, and Eminem, to say nothing of its industry leading undercard, the festival is set to cement its status as the best of the best yet again.

For those who didn’t make it out to the Empire Polo Club this year, Coachella is once again streaming some of its best, most intriguing artists for all to see on their YouTube channel here. Viewers can pick from four different channels.

Coachella Day 1’s streaming schedule — all times EST — is available below:

Friday, April 13th:

  • Moses Sumney (6:35 p.m., 1)
  • Los Ángeles Azules (6:35 p.m., 2)
  • Elohim (6:35 p.m., 3)
  • Pvris (7:10 p.m., 2)
  • Elohim (7:10 p.m., VR)
  • Skip Marley (7:15 p.m., 1)
  • Slow Magic (7:30 p.m., 3)
  • SuperDuperKyle (8:05 p.m., 1 + VR)
  • Whethan (8:15 p.m., 3)
  • Greta Van Fleet (8:30 p.m., 2)
  • The Neighbourhood (8:55 p.m., 1 + VR)
  • Léon (9:10 p.m., 3)
  • Kali Uchis (9:20 p.m., 2)
  • Whethan (9:30 p.m., VR)
  • Bleachers (9:50 p.m., 1)
  • Alan Walker (10:00 p.m., 3 + VR)
  • Daniel Caesar (10:05 p.m., 2)
  • Vince Staples (10:40 p.m., 1)
  • Black Coffee (10:55 p.m., 2)
  • Deorro (11:00 p.m., 3)
  • The War on Drugs (11:35 p.m., 1)
  • Kygo (11:45 p.m., 2 + VR)
  • Dreams (12:00 a.m., 3)
  • St. Vincent (12:30 a.m., 1)
  • Perfume Genius (12:40 a.m., 2)
  • Deorro (12:40 a.m., VR)
  • Belly (12:50 a.m., 3)
  • TroyBoi (1:30 a.m., 3 + VR)
  • Jean-Michel Jarre (1:30 a.m., 2)
  • The Weeknd (2:25 a.m., 1 + VR)
  • Alison Wonderland (2:25 a.m., 3)
  • Jamiroquai (2:40 a.m., 2)
  • Rezz (3:25 a.m., 3)

Photo Credit: @coachella/Instagram

Prepare Accordingly: The Coachella 2018 live stream schedule is here

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Coachella Music Valley Music & Arts Festival is nearing its 19th edition this weekend, Apr 13–22, 2018, in Indio, California, headlined by BeyoncéThe Weeknd, and Eminem.

As the country’s largest multi-genre music festival, the line-up is packed with high-powered electronic acts from ODESZAKygoREZZBarclay Crenshaw, Illenium, and The Black Madonna, to name only a few. Additional top line R&B/hip-hop talent comes in the form of SZA, Tyler, The Creator, Post Malone, Migos, and Kardi B. The Goldenvoice-produced event always delivers on its promise to bring fans the biggest musical acts of the year — with artist sets that include live guest appearances, never before heard singles, and many more surprise announcements along the way.

While those lucky enough to attend the event in person will almost assuredly face some of the year’s most grueling set time conflicts, fans at home can count on Coachella’s live stream to hop from set to set in real time. The California mega-festival is set to stream a number of performances over their official YouTube page with a total of 4 channels — one more than last year. The newest fourth channel addition will include a VR 180° live stream across the main stage and the desert stage. Another new feature includes a schedule built in to the stream’s YouTube.

Below you can find the first weekend’s set times along with acts confirmed for the live stream, with all times Eastern, and don’t miss check Dancing Astronaut‘s top ten must-see acts at Coachella 2018.

Friday, April 13th:

  • Moses Sumney (6:35 p.m., 1)
  • Los Ángeles Azules (6:35 p.m., 2)
  • Elohim (6:35 p.m., 3)
  • Pvris (7:10 p.m., 2)
  • Elohim (7:10 p.m., VR)
  • Skip Marley (7:15 p.m., 1)
  • Slow Magic (7:30 p.m., 3)
  • SuperDuperKyle (8:05 p.m., 1 + VR)
  • Whethan (8:15 p.m., 3)
  • Greta Van Fleet (8:30 p.m., 2)
  • The Neighbourhood (8:55 p.m., 1 + VR)
  • Léon (9:10 p.m., 3)
  • Kali Uchis (9:20 p.m., 2)
  • Whethan (9:30 p.m., VR)
  • Bleachers (9:50 p.m., 1)
  • Alan Walker (10:00 p.m., 3 + VR)
  • Daniel Caesar (10:05 p.m., 2)
  • Vince Staples (10:40 p.m., 1)
  • Black Coffee (10:55 p.m., 2)
  • Deorro (11:00 p.m., 3)
  • The War on Drugs (11:35 p.m., 1)
  • Kygo (11:45 p.m., 2 + VR)
  • Dreams (12:00 a.m., 3)
  • St. Vincent (12:30 a.m., 1)
  • Perfume Genius (12:40 a.m., 2)
  • Deorro (12:40 a.m., VR)
  • Belly (12:50 a.m., 3)
  • TroyBoi (1:30 a.m., 3 + VR)
  • Jean-Michel Jarre (1:30 a.m., 2)
  • The Weeknd (2:25 a.m., 1 + VR)
  • Alison Wonderland (2:25 a.m., 3)
  • Jamiroquai (2:40 a.m., 2)
  • Rezz (3:25 a.m., 3)

Saturday, April 14th:

  • Marian Hill (6:35 p.m., 1)
  • Wizkid (6:35 p.m., 3 + VR)
  • Nile Rodgers & Chic (7:15 p.m., 1)
  • Chloe x Halle (7:15 p.m., 2)
  • Ekali (7:20 p.m., 3 + VR)
  • Nile Rodgers & Chic (8:10 p.m., VR)
  • Flatbush Zombies (8:15 p.m., 3)
  • First Aid Kit (8:20 p.m., 1)
  • Angel Olsen (8:30 p.m., 2)
  • Party Favor (9:05 p.m., 3 + VR)
  • BØRNS (9:10 p.m., 1)
  • BROCKHAMPTON (9:15 p.m., 2)
  • Snakehips (10:00 p.m., 3)
  • Chromeo (10:05 p.m., 1 + VR)
  • MØ (10:10 p.m., 2)
  • Alina Baraz (11:00 p.m., 3)
  • Tash Sultana (11:00 p.m., 2)
  • Tyler, the Creator (11:05 p.m., 1)
  • Louis the Child (11:45 p.m., 3)
  • Benjamin Booker (11:50 p.m., 2)
  • Haim (12:15 a.m., 1)
  • Alvvays (12:35 a.m., 2)
  • Blackbear (12:40 a.m., 3)
  • Post Malone (1:10 a.m., 1 + VR)
  • David Byrne (1:20 a.m., 2)
  • Jungle (1:25 a.m., 3)
  • Fleet Foxes (2:10 a.m., 2)
  • Beyoncé (2:10 a.m., 1)
  • Highly Suspect (2:20 a.m., 3)
  • alt-J (3:05 a.m., 2)
  • X Japan (3:05 a.m., 3)

Sunday, April 15th:

  • Noname (6:35 p.m., 3)
  • Magic Giant (6:40 p.m., 2)
  • Lion Babe (6:40 p.m., 1)
  • San Holo (7:10 p.m., VR)
  • THEY. (7:20 p.m., 3)
  • Nothing But Thieves (7:25 p.m., 2)
  • LANY (7:40 p.m., 1 + VR)
  • San Holo (8:05 p.m., 3)
  • Dej Loaf (8:10 p.m., 2)
  • Vance Joy (8:45 p.m., 1 + VR)
  • Aminé (9:00 p.m., 2)
  • Petit Biscuit (9:00 p.m., 3)
  • Jessie Ware (9:30 p.m., 1)
  • Petit Biscuit (9:30 p.m., VR)
  • French Montana (9:50 p.m., 3 + VR)
  • FIDLAR (9:50 p.m., 2)
  • Aurora (10:35 p.m., 2)
  • Jacob Banks (10:35 p.m., 3)
  • Portugal. the Man (11:00 p.m., 1 + VR)
  • Kamasi Washington (11:20 p.m., 2)
  • Illenium (12:15 a.m., 3)
  • 6LACK (12:25 a.m., 2)
  • ODESZA (12:55 a.m., 1 + VR)
  • Soulwax (1:10 a.m., 2)
  • Ibeyi (1:15 a.m., 3)
  • Migos (2:05 a.m., 1 + VR)
  • Kamaiyah (2:15 a.m., 2)

Photo Credit: Rukes

This Yodeling Walmart Kid Remix Already Has 7 Million Views on YouTube

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Just days after Mason Ramsey’s yodeling performance at Walmart went viral, music producers around the world began to take notice of Walmart’s Yodeling Kid and saw an opportunity. GalaticFusion hopped on the bandwagon rather quickly and decided to upload his “EDM Remix” of the Yodeling Walmart Kid along with a free download. Since its upload

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Hackers delete ‘Despacito’ from YouTube after video garners 5 billion views in apparent political statement

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The song’s title translates to “Slowly” in English, but the video’s removal from YouTube has been anything but.

Luis Fonsi’s hit sensation has been deleted from YouTube just days after it became the first video on the video streaming platform to chart 5 billion views. The hackers responsible for “Despacito’s” disappearance have replaced Fonsi’s famed music video with one that depicts a series of masked figures pointing guns at the camera. Claiming the names of “Prosox” and “Kuroi’sh,” the hackers additionally wrote “Free Palestine” underneath the video.

The hack has also affected VEVO supported videos, including those from Selena Gomez, Shakira, Taylor Swift, and Drake.

H/T: NME

YouTube Hack Replaces “Despacito” And Other Hit Videos With Image Of Masked Gunmen

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The most-viewed YouTube video of all time, Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s “Despacito,” fell victim to hackers today. YouTube pulled the video down after discovering that it was tampered with. The thumbnail was replaced by an image of a masked gang from the Netflix show Casa De Papel. (You can check out the … More »