YouTube Announces Expanded Music Credits on Videos

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The new section titled "Music in this Video" can be found by clicking the "show more" button which drops down into a list of credits for the appropriate people, as well as links to the official artist channel and official music video when available. Collected below are some of the most interesting and compelling videos released over the last week.

YouTube have added musical credits for over 500 million videos giving artists and writers their deserved acknowledgement in the millions of videos they are used.

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It's a good addition to the YouTube platform, especially considering it will help provide proper credit to artists and songwriters involved in songs. YouTube says its new feature is made possible by its digital fingerprinting Content ID system, which logs copyright owners' information in a database to identify and manage content on the platform. This includes contributing artists, songwriters, labels and publishers. It also added a new trending chart that will "essentially preference new music and will be updated multiple times a day to provide a near-real-time view of what is truly the hottest, has the highest trajectory, on the platform", YouTube's head of label relations Stephen Bryan told Billboard. Plus, credits will be accessible for all future videos with music. "Music in this video" will be apart of all videos on YouTube.

JT Meyers, CEO of mtheory, commented: "Artists invest significant creative energy and financial resources to create compelling music videos". This is due to the overall lack of online data, but new partnerships between labels, streaming services, publishers, and licensing societies are helping alleviate this.

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"What YouTube has done by making credits a priority to its platform will allow a better music experience for all".

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