The Return of Premium Music to the UK

Wednesday, September 2, 2009 | 4:01 PM

For the past several months, YouTube users in the UK have been restricted from viewing premium music videos on the site as we worked to negotiate an agreement with the leading music rights collection society in the UK, the PRS for Music. We're happy to announce today that we have reached a deal with the PRS for Music and so premium music is returning to YouTube in the UK. Both the PRS for Music and YouTube have worked hard to produce a deal that is a good for everyone involved, including the YouTube community, music fans, the record labels, YouTube, and the songwriters and composers the PRS for Music represents. In the coming days, premium music videos will begin to come back to our UK users, and our UK site intends to celebrate this with a series of guest editorships from some of the foremost artists and magazine shows on YouTube.

We know it hasn't been easy for our British users who love music, but today we're pleased to say: "Let the music play on!"

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