Parental Warnings for Online Music

Although I hated these things when I was growing up, music now is WAY more risque than it was in the 80’s and 90’s. With songs like “S&M” with Rihanna and Britney Spears and Rihanna’s newly released “Man Down,” it really doesn’t surprise me that the UK is taking a step towards trying to keep this stuff away from their kids. The music industry company BPI is set to update its 15-year-old Parental Advisory Scheme to “bring up to date what happens on the high street to the digital age.” BPI is implementing an updating their guidelines for the logo to appear with songs and videos available to stream or download on UK digital music and music video services, such as YouTube, Spotify, Napster and Vevo. Chief Executive of BPI said, “We think it is important for parents to get the same standards of guidance and information online as they get when buying CDs or DVDs on the high street. We are updating our… scheme for the digital age to ensure that explicit songs and videos are clearly labelled.”

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