YouTube bans videos showing how to make guns

Isaac Cain
March 22, 2018

YouTube's upcoming subscription service is said to be a "necessary counterweight" against Apple Music and Spotify, who are now the leading online music services that generate significant revenue for the industry.

The arrival of the direct camera app integration for YouTube live stream will make it easy for smartphone users to host their videos live on the leading video streaming site. At first glance, annoying them into submission seems a little counter-intuitive, but arguably YouTube can afford to lose those users who are consuming more than they bring the company in revenue. Google, a division of Alphabet Inc., has sustained the most popular video site and search engine in the world by prioritizing free, easy-to-use services. A new music streaming service, already being tested by thousands of Google employees, is created to encourage just that.

Google continues to improve YouTube's livestreaming features after having announced auto-captions and new chat features just last month.

The channel making that bold move is InRangeTV, which counts 143,000 subscribers on YouTube.

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This is significant expansion, in terms of reaching potential YouTube advertisers who would have otherwise not had the resources to write, film and edit a professional ad for YouTube. They will "smoke out" people who can afford to pay for a subscription and shepherd them to the new service. "Everyone is drunk on the growth of subscription".

"YouTube doesn't allow content that encourages or promotes violence or unsafe acts that have an inherent risk of serious physical harm or death." said a letter from Youtube to Spike's Tactical that the gun manufacturer posted on Facebook. With 159 million monthly active users, 88 million people around the world use the service's free, ad-supported service.

No, YouTube's new ad-swamping strategy won't lead to a successful streaming music service. Cohen is a 30 year veteran of the record business and previously worked at Warner Music Group before joining YouTube in 2016.

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