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YouTube To Remove All Music From Denmark In Payment Dispute

YouTube is ready to remove all Danish music on Saturday following the expiration of an agreement with local PRO Koda.

Dan Chalmers, director of YouTube Music for Europe, Middle East and Africa, said that Koda was “asking for significantly more than what we pay our partners around the world”.

Koda claims that Google wants to slash payments for Danish artists by 70%, “a reduction Koda will not accept.”

The last agreement between Google and Koda expired in April, but was extended as talks continued. “Without a license, we are not able to make the content available in Denmark,” said Chalmers, adding that the door remains open for future talks.

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