YouTube's unlikely peacemaker has a plan to make musicians rich

January 3, 2018Media Mention

The music executives hobnobbing with Ed Sheeran and Selena Gomez at an industry party one recent November night knew the enemy was in their midst. Susan Wojcicki runs YouTube, the site that lets millions of fans listen to their favorite songs without paying a dime.

“Lyor believes he has the artist’s interest at heart, but he’s in the middle of an uneasy marriage between art and commerce,” said Bill Hochberg, a lawyer at Greenberg Glusker who works with the estate of Bob Marley. “It’s a tightrope act.”