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YouTube's paid music and video services come to UK

YouTube's paid music and video services come to UK

Technology
YouTube is expanding its subscription-based music and video services to the UK and a further 11 countries.The "premium" facilities strip ads from the platform's content and allow it to be downloaded rather than just streamed.The music service is priced at the same rate as Spotify, Apple Music and Tidal's basic service.However, the wider video content - which supersedes YouTube Red - is available only at an additional cost.It includes about 65 series - including several exclusives featuring popular YouTube video-creators - with the promise of a new addition on roughly a weekly basis.However, it costs £11.99 a month for individuals or £17.99 for a family plan, which is significantly more than either Netflix or Amazon Pr...
'Shocking' level of sexual harassment at music festivals

'Shocking' level of sexual harassment at music festivals

Entertainment
Nearly half of female festival goers (43%) under 40 say they have faced unwanted sexual behaviour at a music festival, a new survey suggests.Overall, 22% of all festival goers have faced assault or harassment, rising to 30% of women overall.The most common forms were unwelcome and forceful dancing and verbal sexualised harassment.YouGov surveyed 1,188 festival goers. The poll also suggested only 2% of such incidents were reported to police.Earlier this year, separate data released in the Crime Survey for England and Wales in February showed more than 80% of victims of sexual assault did not report it to police.Those statistics also revealed that one in five women had experienced some form of sexual assault since they turned 16.Th...
YouTube deletes half of 'violent' music videos

YouTube deletes half of 'violent' music videos

Technology
YouTube says it has deleted more than half of the "violent" music videos that the country's most senior police officer asked it to take down. More than 30 clips have been removed so far.Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick has blamed some videos for fuelling a surge in murders and violent crime in London - and singled out drill music.She asked YouTube to delete content which glamorises violence. Drill originated in Chicago. Its biggest breakout star is arguably Chief Keef, famous for his 2012 track I Don't Like.The genre's lyrics often detail vivid accounts of taking drugs and violence.In February, 17-year-old rapper Junior Simpson was sentenced to life in prison after he and three others stabbed 15-year-old Jermaine Goupall to death.The court h...
BTS releases new album, 'Fake Love' music video

BTS releases new album, 'Fake Love' music video

Entertainment
May 18 (UPI) -- South Korean boy band BTS returned with new music Friday. The K-pop group released the album Love Yourself: Tear and a music video for the single "Fake Love." The "Fake Love" video shows Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin and V performing coordinated dance numbers in front of a large installation. The video had received more than 18 million views as of Friday morning. "#BTS #LOVE_YOURSELF 'Tear' Official MV #FAKE_LOVE," BTS' agency, Big Hit Entertainment, tweeted.[embedded content] Love Yourself: Tear includes 10 other tracks, including the song "The Truth Untold" with Steve Aoki. BTS previously collaborated with the American DJ on a remix of its single "Mic Drop." BTS will perform "Fake Love" at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday, May 20. The group will also showcase s...
Liam Payne lifts lid on Cheryl music rowing

Liam Payne lifts lid on Cheryl music rowing

Entertainment
The One Direction star, 24, spilled the tea on his girlfriend's musical comeback when he joined Clara Amfo on Radio One.Liam Payne teased that Girls Aloud star Cheryl, 34, is finally working on new tracks a whopping four years after her last album Only Human.He started: "Honestly, I've heard some great things."She's got some really, really cool tracks. And I think it's nice for where we both are in life. What she says is nice. She's done really well." INSTAGRAM OPEN BOOK: Liam Payne, 24, talked about Cheryl's new music Liam then revealed that the pair critique each others tunes in an honest manner."We don't really row about it," he added, "but we just say honestly what the opinion is and then you can ta...