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Sarah Lowther

Is YouTube paying the music industry enough in royalties?

Sarah Lowther
Original Broadcast:

Share Radio Breakfast

Is YouTube paying the music industry enough in royalties?
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.

Guests: James Brydges,Elliot Chalmers