The 2017 nominees for the Oscars were announced this morning. The 2017 Academy Awards will be February 26th and air on ABC. Here is the full list of 2017 Oscar Nominees:
UPDATED: YouTube today launched "Super Chat," a new way for musicians and creators to earn money. With Patreon, Vimeo and others fighting to attract top YouTubers, finding ways to rewarded them financially has become a top priority. But alongside today's launch, YouTube discontinued another fan funding feature.
The music industry seem united in their belief that YouTube should pay more money to creators, but that hasn't stopped them from working with Google's popular video site when they can. This latest deal will result in millions of dollars in previously unclaimed non-performance royalties paid to publishers and songwriters, starting in 2017.
[UPDATED] Earlier this week, YouTube shared that it had paid in excess of $1 billion to the music industry in the last 12 months. It's an impressive number; but not nearly big enough, according to global major label trade group the IFPI, who says that even the much maligned Spotify pays 18 times as much.
In a follow up to their realization that they had accidentally been inflating a key video metric, Facebook recently revealed that were several additional audience metrics which have been being miscalculated, although the fixing of said metrics will likely be a huge benefit the metrics and marketing industry.
YouTube can be one of the most important resources for up and coming artists. Whether you are covering songs, or putting out your own music, it is essential you build your niche market and crowd. By putting your own spin on something new or old you can create a following and fanbase that will launch your career.