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Hulu and Warner Music Sign Deal For Music Content 29

Posted by samzenpus
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adeelarshad82 writes "A month after signing a deal with EMI for music video content, Hulu has reached an agreement with Warner Music Group to add its content to the video site as well. The deal will allow Hulu to post music videos, artist interviews, live concerts, and behind-the-scenes footage from artists on WMG labels like Atlantic Records, Rhino Records, and Warner Bros. Records."
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Hulu and Warner Music Sign Deal For Music Content

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  • Christmas (Score:4, Funny)

    by Thanshin (1188877) on Thursday December 24, 2009 @05:18AM (#30542656)

    For the love of God, think of those of us who're at the office on christmas and post some interesting news.

    Please. :(

    Some fantasticly exagerated article about black holes eating our galaxy.

    Some horror story about RIAA invading a country with its armed forces and cutting the prisoners' lips so they can't whistle while they build a bridge.

    Something about gamer girls who play DF on their home made portable on the way to their modelling job.

    Anything.

    P.S.: Yes I have massive karma to burn offtopic. Hear teh plead of a desperate man.

    • Re: (Score:1, Funny)

      by Anonymous Coward

      P.S.: Yes I have massive karma to burn offtopic. Hear teh plead of a desperate man.

      "P.S.: Yes I am karma whoring by pretending not to care about karma. Hear teh plead of a desperate man."

      Fixed that for you ;)

    • Re: (Score:2, Redundant)

      sorry buddy, times are slow. Everyone's taking it easy on the big thrilling news
  • sounds boring (Score:3, Insightful)

    by Trepidity (597) <delirium-slashdotNO@SPAMhackish.org> on Thursday December 24, 2009 @05:52AM (#30542758)

    Doesn't UMG already post a bunch of videos on YouTube [youtube.com]?

    • by maeka (518272)

      Doesn't UMG already post a bunch of videos on YouTube?

      Yea, but YouTube doesn't give them enough money. HuLu is apparently more willing to bend over.

  • nothing of value was gained.

  • Deals (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Wowsers (1151731) on Thursday December 24, 2009 @08:15AM (#30543118) Journal

    Maybe the next deal, Warner could, you know, sign artists that can sing or compose their own music? Then they could stop using the excuse of piracy for their falling sales of music and films. If you think this is a troll post, just listen or watch what passes for "modern" music or films.

    • by Anonymous Coward

      just listen or watch what passes for "modern" music or films.

      When I was a teen I used to listen to rock music, it evolved to techno, trance, chiptunes and then I learned to appreciate the occasional podcast, the sound of airco in the office with the conversations going over the cubicles and the quiteness in my car, just listening to the engine sounds instead of the bombardment of chatter and "music" on the radio.

      I'd say the strategy for the music industry anno 2012 should be hiring aircos with strings (hah.

      • by tepples (727027)

        the sound of airco in the office with the conversations going over the cubicles

        My boss plays music over the office PA system precisely so that employees can't snoop on phone conversations in the next cubicle.

        If the "music" industry wants to survive, they have to come up with a platform which allows content-creation and distribution and let the user just have fun at it.

        Internet record labels such as Magnatune already offer such a platform. The trouble is that the established labels also own major music publishers. If someone becomes successful outside the major labels, these publishers have the resources and the back catalog to dig up a post-1923 song that sounds similar and sue the indie for plagiarism (that is, copyright infringement with the

        • by MrMr (219533)
          Wait, you mean that two songs sounding the same isn't only annoying, it actually constitutes a crime?
          • Wait, you mean that two songs sounding the same isn't only annoying, it actually constitutes a crime?

            Music plagiarism is not a crime in the United States because criminal copyright infringement [copyright.gov] requires willful mens rea. But it's still a tort, as shown in these cases [ucla.edu].

          • This proves a point I've been trying to make for a long time. All folk music is a crime.
          • by MacWiz (665750)

            Wait, you mean that two songs sounding the same isn't only annoying, it actually constitutes a crime?

            Not always. Fantasy Records tried to sue John Fogerty for still sounding like John Fogerty after he left the label. Fogarty took a guitar with him when he testified, and showed the judge that everything he sang kinda sounded the same and there was nothing he could do about it. Fogarty won.

    • by RobotRunAmok (595286) on Thursday December 24, 2009 @09:21AM (#30543312)

      What's composition or vocal ability have to do with pop music? Pop has always been about the flash and the tits and the swiveling hips and the costumes and the post-production, since the dawn of the Rock-n-Roll era. Why does this bother anyone? Don't like it, there's a hundred other genres, and now, with the Internet, a fan can actually *find* these other genres and not piss and moan about how e-e-e-e-vil over-the-air radio doesn't play anything other than pop.

      I grew up with the British Invasion: One-Hit-Wonder Boy Groups with Liverpudlian accents who dressed like mid-shipmen in a Horatio Hornblower movie. I -- and the rest of civilization -- survived just fine, thanks for asking.

  • Since Hulu decided to charge for their content, they have already become irrelevant. Record companies are drawn to broken business models like moths to a flame.

    • Record companies are drawn to broken business models like moths to a flame.

      This behavior can also be observed among big-box retailers. Note that Best Buy spent $121 million to acquire the Napster trademark September 2008, perhaps 5 years after the brand awareness would have been worth more than a dime. The demise of their competitor, Circuit City, may be attributable to similar blunders, including their partnership in the DIVX media distribution system [wikipedia.org].

      Seth

  • Anyone know of a way to get Hulu in non-US countries?

    Yo Grark

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