Over the past several months, YouTube Music has put greater emphasis on music discovery, introducing helpful features like the Explore tab. Now, the service is adding a global top charts feature, so you can see the most popular songs in a specific country. Going forward, the Explore tab will include global YouTube Charts, allowing subscribers to see the most popular music from 57 countries around the world.
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Although the most-viewed videos were initially viral videos , such as " Evolution of Dance " and " Charlie Bit My Finger ", the most-viewed videos were increasingly related to music videos. In fact, since Lady Gaga 's " Bad Romance " in , every video that has reached the top of the "most-viewed YouTube videos" list has been a music video. Although some of the previously most-viewed videos are no longer listed on the site, reaching the top of the list is still considered a tremendous feat.
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A s artists, record labels, music publishers and managers line up to lobby the US Congress and the European Union, it might seem as if YouTube is the worst thing to happen to the music business since Napster in In brief, millions of users watching billions of videos are contributing peanuts towards ad revenue. The video service is also, they feel, building a huge business around their copyrights by gaming the safe harbour exemptions in the law, which mean it is absolved of guilt if its users upload music without a licence and only has to comply if told to take it down. According to those who oppose the service, YouTube is slowly killing the music industry, one tiny cut at a time. It is anti-artist and anti-copyright, they claim. Although many have a conflicted relationship with YouTube, there is a generational conflict dividing the field. Six years ago, she started uploading videos of her own songs, all without using her real name, to avoid her classmates finding out what she was doing. It was a stark contrast to the busking she had been doing.
The Music Policy Directory lists songs and their current policies set by the copyright holders. Policies displayed in the Music Policy Directory describe only what happens when you publish a video on YouTube that uses this music. Copyright holders decide if and how they want their music to be used on YouTube, so their copyright policy will affect whether and how your video is made available. If you use music listed in the Music Policy Directory, you may get a Content ID claim notifying you that you used copyrighted content.