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Warner to Put Music and Videos on YouTube

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Warner Music Group wants to ride the wave of YouTube's success. The traditional music company says it will offer copyrighted songs and music videos at the popular Internet video site.

STEVE INSKEEP, host:

Now, music videos and music itself - of everyone from Led Zeppelin to Ray Charles - may come to you without ever going on disk at all.

Warner Music Group has agreed to distribute and license its copyrighted songs through YouTube. The Internet service was started just 19 months ago.

LYNN NEARY, host:

But today, people use the site to watch 100 million videos per day. Many of the videos are produced by the viewers themselves, but from now on people will also be able to download music and videos from the likes of the Doors and Faith Hill.

Both companies expect to make money from the ads that will pop up along with the entertainment.

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