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Vimeo PRO Creators Can Now Sell On Demand Content, Retain 90% Of Profits

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Last fall, Vimeo began launching features to help creators make more money. It started with the launch of the Tip Jar in September, which allows viewers to send money, or “tip”, creators as a thank you for the entertainment they provide. In November, Vimeo announced a new pay-to-view movie experience, and today they’ve launched Vimeo On Demand—a new platform that lets creators sell their work directly to their audiences.

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Does YouTube Bring In Enough Ad Dollars for Top Channels?

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Millions of video views do not necessarily equal millions of dollars on YouTube, the video-sharing site where professional entertainers share the screen with amateur filmmakers. While the ads embedded into the videos undoubtedly bring in revenue for the video creators who have partnered with YouTube, multichannel networks and top performers are now saying that those advertising dollars are not keeping pace with their video views.

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Pandora Shares How Much It Pays Artists

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Pandora has revealed how much certain top artists are paid in royalties for licensing their music to the internet radio service. Wrote Pandora cofounder Tim Westergren in a blog post, “We’re talking here about the very real possibility of creating, for the first time ever, an actual musicians middle class.” The problem, he added, is that “A predatory licensing fee orchestrated over ten years ago by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) and their lobbyists in Washington has devastated internet radio.”

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How Much Money Do The Top 1000 YouTube Channels Make? [Infographic]

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Yesterday YouTube announced that they are investing in 60 new original channels after a successful year with the first batch of nearly 100 new professionally created content channels. On the tails of this news, OpenSlate has put together a great infographic taking a look at the top 1000 channels on YouTube and the number of views, videos, subscribers and revenue they account for.

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