“Teenagers” video by My Chemical Romance. This band is a true force on YouTube, one of the most popular, if not THE most popular. They get millions and millions of views.
News: WSJ writer Walt Mossberg interviewed the YouTube co-founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen. According to a PC World account, Mossberg grilled the two cofounders about copyright issues.
News: EMI and YouTube agreed to a licensing deal to allow EMI artists’ videos on YouTube. YouTube users will also be allowed to make “mashup” and “remixes” of some (if not all) of EMI’s videos. EMI’s artists include David Bowie, Coldplay, The Decemberists, Fatboy Slim, Gorillaz, Lily Allen, and Norah Jones. (More)
Analysis: This is big news. YouTube now has deals in place with all of the 4 major labels. (No lawsuits from the recording industry.) That’s quite an accomplishment for YouTube.
At 8:30 p.m. (a little over 48 hours since 1st posting), Esmee Denters’ video with Justin Timberlake hit 442,445 views. (YouTube’s system of counting has a lag time, so the number is probably more.) But when will it hit a million?