YouTube: New Video Manager; Acquries 'RightsFlow' Copyright Management Firm

YouTube launched an updated "Video Manager: with some new features to help you handle all your videos. "We also cleaned up our suite of editing tools and improved the navigation used to get between these tools," said YouTube.Highlights of the new Video Manager:Simplified top and left navigation bars to help you get to the tools […]

YouTube launched an updated "Video Manager: with some new features to help you handle all your videos. "We also cleaned up our suite of editing tools and improved the navigation used to get between these tools," said YouTube.

Highlights of the new Video Manager:

  • Simplified top and left navigation bars to help you get to the tools you need more quickly
  • Icons to indicate privacy status, if monetization is enabled and scheduled publish status
  • Badges to indicate whether videos are HD, Creative Commons and/or captioned
  • A new look that's consistent with our fresh coat of digital paint

new youtube video manager

youtube video manager updatesTo try out the new design, go to the Video Manager and click "try it now."

And, to learn more, watch the video walkthrough embedded below, or check out Help Center article.

Smart copyright management is an important part of online video service--it helps songwriters and performers to be appropriately compensated for their works, while also allowing for those works to be used in new ways.

YouTube today acquired "RightsFlow," a New York-based company that helps songwriters, recording artists, record labels, distributors and online music services manage music rights.

"As new ways of consuming music have emerged, RightsFlow has been at the forefront of solving the complex issues of licensing and royalty payment management. By combining RightsFlow's expertise and technology with YouTube's platform, we hope to more rapidly and efficiently license music on YouTube, meaning more music for you all to enjoy, and more money for the talented people producing the music," informed David King, Product Manager.