Logos to be introduced before songs and videos on services such as Spotify and YouTube that contain explicit material.

This article titled “Parental warnings to be introduced for online music” was written by Mark Sweney, for guardian.co.uk on Thursday 2nd June 2011 06.16 UTC

Parental warning logos are set to be introduced before songs and music videos on services such as Spotify and YouTube that contain explicit material, following recent concern about the amount of risqué music content too easily available to children online.

Music industry body BPI is to update its 15-year-old Parental Advisory Scheme – which is responsible for the well-known warning symbol appearing on CDs, DVDs and records with strong language, sex or violence – to “bring up to date what happens on the high street to the digital age”.

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