EMI Inks Licensing Deal With YouTube
May 31, 2007 at 10:14 AM (PT)
GOOGLE's YOUTUBE unit has signed an agreement with EMI GROUP PLC that allows YOUTUBE users not only to watch and play authorized videos and recordings by EMI artists, but also to incorporate elements of the videos into their own "user-generated content," REUTERS reports.
"With this deal, all four of the world's major music companies are now official YOUTUBE partners," said YOUTUBE CEO/co-founder CHAD HURLEY. WARNER MUSIC GROUP, UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP and SONY BMG all signed content deals with YOUTUBE last year.