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YouTube hires Israeli-American entertainment exec to lead music division: YouTube has hired Israeli-American Lyor Cohen, a former Warner Music executive, to serve as global head of music for the video sharing and streaming site owned by Google, YouTube announced Sept. 28.

The industry veteran, whose parents are Israeli, will be in charge of relations with artists and record companies, as well of the development of the media company’s new music application, YouTube Music, according to Variety. Cohen is currently working at the music label 300 Entertainment, which he founded. Previously he served as CEO of Warner Music Group’s recorded music division and president of the hip-hop label Def Jam Recordings.

The move reportedly is part of YouTube’s effort to improve ties with the music industry, which has charged that the site does not pay musicians fairly for their work.

– JTA News & Features

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