Google will in time eliminate all of Danish music from videotjenesten YouTube. It announced Koda, who manages the rights of composers and songwriters, in a press release Thursday evening.
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the Extra Leaf has been in contact with Google Denmark communications manager, Jesper Vangkilde, who will not comment on koda's interpretation, however, has sent the following press release on behalf of Dan Chalmers, director of YouTube Music in Europe:
'YouTube has licensing agreements with the vast majority of all record companies and publishers, and it makes people all over the world can watch music videos on YouTube. In recent months we have worked to renew our license with KODA. Although we have had good conversations, it's unfortunately not managed to reach an agreement before the existing deadline.
'KODA asking for significantly more than what we pay our other partners around the world, and we believe that is not fair to our other partners and content creators. And without the license we are not able to make the content accessible in Denmark. But our door remains open to continue the dialogue and bring musikindholdet back to YouTube'.
Google announces that the agreement with Koda, expires 1. august, after which the Danish music content on YouTube will be removed. According to YouTube, has recently signed new licensing agreements with countries such as Sweden, Germany, the Netherlands and the UK.
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