YouTube says its paid the music industry $1bn (£794m) in royalties this year. But that's still not enough according to record companies. They say YouTube does not pay a fair rate to musicians and record labels, and is slow to police illegal and pirated material uploaded by its users. Nine of the 10 most-watched clips on YouTube are music videos, topped by Psy's "Gangnam Style." James Brydges has been finding out more from music law expert Elliot Chalmers.
The Frankfurt Book Fair 2016 runs from today until Sunday. It's a meeting place for the industry's experts publishers, booksellers, agents, film producers or authors and it is the most important marketplace for books, media, rights and licences worldwide. Author James Craig talks about the publishing industry in light of the Frankfurt Book Fair 2016.
As the London Film Festival kicks off, one question posed will be how the EU Referendum results will impact the sector. According to the British Film Institute, the UK Film industry contributed over £3.6 billion to the British economy in 2015. So will we see this figure drop, or will a cheaper pound temp foreign filmmakers to use the UK even more? Matt Cox spoke to film critic James Cameron Wilson to find out the state of the silver screen in Britain.
The Prime Minister says it’s going to be "a celebration fit for heroes". The UK's triumphant Olympians will be parading before the crowds in the UK's second city, Manchester. But why Manchester and what might the Olympians bring to the region? Sports journalist Anil Senghera explained from Manchester.
50 million people have watched the Olympic Games on Snapchat since the Opening Ceremony a week and a half ago. At the same time, there have also been rumours that Apple will bring Twitter onto the Apple TV platform allowing users to watch NFL games that the social network will stream.
So are social platforms turning into broadcast vehicles, and why are they taking this route?
That's the question Share Radio's Joe Aldridge put to Oliver Smith, Senior Reporter at The Memo.
For fans of Rock and Roll, August 16th marks a significant day. On this day in 1977 the world learned of the news that Elvis Presley had died.
Despite his passing, his music career hasn't ground to a halt. According to Forbes, the Presley estate earned an estimated $55million in 2015.
So just how successful has his posthumous career been? Joe Aldridge investigates.
The world's largest arts festival, The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, has begun. Yet, the Fringe Festival isn't the only event to have kicked off this weekend in the city. The Edinburgh International Festival and Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo are among many to have begun. So what do these festivals bring to the city's economy? Joe Aldridge spoke with James McVeigh, Head of Marketing and Innovation at Festivals Edinburgh, to find out.
BT Sport has announced a tie-up with YouTube to broadcast this season's Uefa Champions League and Europa League finals. Despite being free-of-charge, broadcasts on the BT Sport freeview channel have drawn disappointing viewing figures, so Robert Van Egghen looked into how digital technology is changing European football's premier competition.
Sellers and publishers from across the UK are gathering to discuss all things book-related at the London Book Fair. But how is the climate when it comes down to selling physical books and digital copies? Matt Cox spoke to independent bookseller Mark Thornton and bestselling author James Craig, who explained how they operate in the world of bookselling and how recent trends have affected them.