YouTube, SoundCloud and Twitch will be appearing before MPs on the DCMS Committee streaming inquiry at the next virtual session at 2.30pm on Wednesday, February 10. YouTube’s ‘value gap’ for rights-holders has been flagged by some of those giving evidence so far.
YouTube’s Katherine Oyama, director, government affairs & public policy is confirmed to appear, along with Raoul Chatterjee, VP and head of content partnerships at SoundCloud, and Steve Bene, general counsel at Twitch.
Twitch has recently come under pressure over fair royalty payments.
The session will also feature appearances from BPI and BRIT Awards CEO Geoff Taylor, Roberto Neri, chair at the Music Publishers Association, Musicians’ Union general secretary Horace Trubridge and Ivors Academy chief executive Graham Davies. Last year Davies joined the MU to launch the campaign to #FixStreaming.
So far, there’s no scheduled appearance by executives from Spotify, Apple Music and Amazon Music.