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Explicit content warnings coming to YouTube and Spotify

The famous logo is coming online

The famous 'Parental Advisory Explicit Content' warning logo is set to come to streaming music and video services as the BPI brings its guidelines up to date.

The music industry body will bring the logo will to services such as YouTube, Spotify and Napster in an effort to inform parents of explicit content, as it does on CDs and DVDs.

Explicit songs and videos will be clearly labelled so parents can be aware what their children are listening to and watching.

The music industry has come in for criticism recently with Ofcom pointing to breaches of its code by performers such as Rihanna, Flo Rida and Christina Aguilera.

Geoff Taylor, chief executive of the BPI, says: "We are updating our Parental Advisory Scheme for the digital age to ensure that explicit songs and videos are clearly labelled, giving parents the ability to identify material that may not be appropriate for their children."

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Joe Cox

Joe is Content Director for Specialist Tech at Future and was previously the Global Editor-in-Chief of What Hi-Fi?. He has worked on What Hi-Fi? across print and online for more than 15 years, writing news, reviews and features. He has covered product launch events across the world, from Apple to Technics, Sony and Samsung, reported from CES, the Bristol Show and Munich High End for many years, and provided comment for sites such as the BBC and the Guardian. In his spare time he enjoys mixing vinyl and cycling.