You Tube Secure UK Music Video Deal

September 3, 2009 by  

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Music videos will return to the British version of YouTube.com after a royalty deal was agreed.

The site’s owners Google and PRS For Music resolved a long-running dispute over revenues, which had seen music videos pulled off YouTube in the UK since March.

You Tube has now agreed to pay PRS a undisclosed lump sum, backdated to January, which will be distributed among its members until 2012.

Neither side has revealed the details of the deal.

“It is a lump sum deal which seems to work for YouTube’s business model and offers recompense for our 60,000 members,” a spokesperson for PRS told BBC News. “We can be friends again.”

YouTube, meanwhile, explained that the videos which had been removed “will come back over the next few days”.


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