Dec 22 2017
In what's been quite the long-time coming for the social network, Facebook has signed its first-ever deal for music rights with a record label. "We are excited to bring that to life on Facebook, Instagram, Oculus, and Messenger in partnership with Universal Music Group", said Tamar Hrivnak, Facebook's head of music business development and partnerships.
Universal - home to some of the biggest names in music from The Beatles to Elton John and Lady Gaga - billed the agreement as its latest success in securing more revenue from songs in an age of round-the-clock Internet sharing. Under the accord, Facebook users will be able to upload Universal's songs and share music through Facebook, Instagram and Oculus virtual-reality technology, the firms said Thursday in a statement. In time, functionality will expand to enable access to a vast library of music across a series of social features.
"This partnership is an important first step demonstrating that innovation and fair compensation for music creators are mutually reinforcing - they thrive together".
England's Prince Harry interviews Barack Obama for radio show
A segment of their chat will be broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on December 27th, and the full interview will go up later as a podcast. It's reported Mr Obama even teased Harry about his romance with Meghan Markle earlier this year at the Invictus Games.
McGrgor Wants MMA Fight Next, Despite Manny Pacquiao Rumours
Showtime added that global revenues, including ticket sales , sponsorship and worldwide distribution, exceeded $600m (£450.42m). When pressed to elaborate, he responded, "MMA next", essentially killing any chance of a McGregor-Pacquiao bout.
Trump attacks Gillibrand after resignation call
President Donald Trump is being attacked for a sexually suggestive tweet , insinuating a US Senator would do anything for money. He also told Howard Stern in a 2005 radio interview that he would go into Miss USA dressing rooms while contestants are naked.
Terms of the agreement have not been disclosed, but it will span multiple years, changing the way consumers experience social media, and affecting how the music industry and artists will use social media to capitalize on their product. That has obvious benefits for Facebook, as well (but to spell it out - Facebook wants to do anything it can to encourage people to make and share content on its services.).
YouTube, a division of Alphabet Inc.'s Google, is the world's largest destination for online video and sells music-streaming subscriptions. YouTube still hopes to enter talks with video-hosting service Vevo to include its music videos on Remix.
YouTube is on its way to launch its new paid music service which will be out by March next year.
Dec 21 2017
Meghan Markle joins royal Christmas lunch
Not far behind was Princess Eugenie spotted in the passenger seat of her vehicle as she made her way to her grandmother's house. Photos of the couple arriving at the lunch show Harry driving a Land Rover Discovery with Markle in the passenger seat.
Dec 21 2017
European Union says Brexit transition should last to end
Britain's transition period out of the European Union must end by 2021, the EU's chief Brexit negotiator has said . The Prime Minister on Monday insisted that the United Kingdom can still have a "bespoke" trade deal.
Dec 19 2017
Where's the grand plan on North Korea?
The Council has struggled to contain North Korea as the country continues to violate sanctions-backed United Nations calls on. He said the US does not want war but "will use all necessary measures to defend itself against North Korean aggression".
Dec 19 2017
McCoy, David inactive for Buccaneers against Falcons
Fans can also listen on Buccaneers.com and the Buccaneers mobile app. The Buccaneers deactivated Martin for their game against the Falcons.
Dec 16 2017
Cuomo, Christie commit to funding their halves of Gateway Tunnel
In the first decade of this century, however, construction was about to begin on new rail tunnels into NY . Amtrak said the existing tunnel could fail in 10 to 15 years due to damage from Superstorm Sandy.
Dec 15 2017
Honoring fallen veterans with 'Wreaths Across America'
And that year, December 13, 2008 was unanimously voted by the US Congress as "Wreaths Across America Day". The local event is held in coordination with more than 750 veterans cemeteries across the country.
Dec 14 2017
Google's Most Searched Terms for 2017: Hurricane Irma, Matt Lauer
Last year's most searched terms included Prince, Powerball and Hillary Clinton, according to The Hollywood Reporter . Each year, we're always intrigued and excited to see whether everyone's top Google search terms align with our own.
Dec 14 2017
Real Madrid's Gareth Bale hails 'great' victor , slams VAR
Mbark Boussoufa scored, but a video review later showed that he was just offside when he received the pass from his teammate. Al Jazira took a shock lead during the clash, with the victor looking to book a place in the final against Gremio.
Dec 13 2017
Trump Wants Weigel Fired Over Inaccurate Tweet
Trump immediately hit back, quickly getting an apology out of Weigel - and demanded that the Washington Post fire him to boot. Weigel was responding to Trump's claim that the arena had been "packed to the rafters ".
Dec 12 2017
Allardyce: Klopp can moan all he wants, it was a penalty
He added: 'They had three shots on target, we had two. "And I think he's absolutely right". "That is not likely". Only Manchester United in 2002 have made more in Premier League history at this stage of the campaign.
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Dec 20 2017Lady Gaga Officially Has Her Own Residency In Las Vegas
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Dec 12 2017Donald Trump signs directive to send astronauts back to Moon
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Dec 12 2017Apple TV app for Europe
Dec 12 2017Doklam diplomacy shows relation with India is good, says China
Dec 12 2017Ready Player One Sequel Being Developed By Author
Dec 22 2017Flu season likely to peak in the coming weeks
Dec 20 2017Expect heavy traffic during Tuesday's Boca Raton Bowl
Dec 20 2017Selena Gomez's Mom Opens Up About Her Miscarriage
Dec 18 2017Vladimir Putin thanks President Trump to help Central Intelligence Agency in stop terrorist attacks
Dec 18 2017Vikings cruise past Bengals 34-7 to clinch NFC North
Dec 17 2017Grinch in Chief: Nazareth Cancels Christmas Over Trump's Jerusalem Gambit
Dec 16 2017Video shows moment of attempted terror attack in NY
Dec 16 2017More winter weather on the way
Dec 15 2017MA is the healthiest state in the US
Dec 15 2017Facebook to cease channeling ad revenue via Ireland following tax outcry
Dec 14 2017Trump Says He'll End US Visa Lottery and 'Chain Migration'
Dec 13 2017Snow and ice look set to continue as winter sweeps in