Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) may be helping to build an online video dream market for marketers, who now have another user-heavy option on which to place their ads, but for YouTube-based content creators, the social media giant is becoming a nightmare as lost views impact their revenue. According to an NPR broadcast, YouTube creators — many of whom make pretty good money on ad revenues earned from millions of views of their content — say Facebook's video initiative “is taking money right out of their pockets” as Facebook users repost YouTube videos on the site. For example, a Fullscreen MCN (multichannel network) member, Jack Douglass of jacksfilms , told NPR that when one of his videos was uploaded without permission by a popular Facebook group, the video garnered over 20 million views before Facebook took it down — numbers that would have earned him $20,000 on YouTube. Even worse, because so many people had already seen the video, interest in it on his YouTube channel dropped to almost nothing. Facebook does not yet have a program in place that would pay revenues to content creators
Do you believe American Idol is the “gold standard” over all other singing competition shows? In a new promo, Randy Jackson sure thinks so, and he’s got the success stories to prove it. Scotty McCreery has released a music video for “Christmas Comin’ Round Again,” off of his recent holiday album.
Michael Desmond/NBC NBC is moving “The Voice” to the fall schedule for its third season where it stands to benefit from NFL promotions and comparisons to a singing competition in its second season, Fox’s “X Factor.”
Getty Images A reality show featuring Whitney Houston ’s relatives, including daughter Bobbi Kristina and mother Cissy, is in the works. Houston representative Kristen Foster confirmed the Lifetime show, “The Houston Family Chronicles,” on Friday. It will focus on Pat Houston, sister-in-law and manager of the late singer. Pat Houston is also helping care for Whitney Houston’s only child, 19-year-old Bobby Kristina. The show promises to feature Bobbi Kristina and Cissy, as well as Houston’s cousin Dionne Warwick, gospel singer CeCe Winans and other members of the Houston family.
Getty Images Serena Williams is making a different kind of racket.
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Jack Black & Kyle Gass Get Creative for Bleep-Free Version of New Album Are we just going to watch rock and roll as it gurgles its last breath?” asks Jack Black, the raucous actor who also performs in the band Tenacious D with longtime friend and fellow actor Kyle Gass. “Or are we going to do something about it?”
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The Pop Star Dedicated the Song to His Mom in Honor of Mother’s Day Getty Images He’s proven his “Boyfriend” bona fides. Now Justin Bieber ’s paying homage to a different woman: his mom. The pop star released the special Mother’s Day single, “Turn to You,” at midnight on Friday (May 11). Listen to the new track below!
Adam Young Aims to Build Excitement With EP Ahead of Fourth Album Pamela Littky Owl City’s fourth album isn’t due until summer, but Adam Young isn’t making people wait that long for new music. On May 15, the Minnesota pop auteur will release “The Shooting Star EP,” a four-song sampler of material from the upcoming album that includes the title track as well as “Dementia,” which features guest vocals by Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus.