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Warner Music removes videos from YouTube

Warner Music Group has ordered YouTube to remove all videos by its artists following a breakdown in negotiations between the two parties.

The move will see thousands of videos removed from the popular online sharing site as Warner Music holds the publishing rights to the music of a large number of artists from the Red Hot Chili Peppers to hip hop artist T.I.

Warner struck a deal with YouTube back in 2006 following the Google takeover, but a new deal broke down after disagreement over royalty payments. But with an estimated 100 million users in the United States alone, the move seems like a bit of an goal by Warner.

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