Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Youtube Music Cull Looming
















The battle between YouTube and various independent record labels, including those representing Adele and Arctic Monkeys, will intensify over the next few days with an alleged "mass cull" of music videos from YouTube's main website, according to the Financial Times.

On Tuesday June 17, 2014, YouTube confirmed longstanding rumors that it will launch its own paid streaming music service, partnering up with "hundreds of major and independent labels." But several record labels have been fighting back against what they perceive as draconian contracts YouTube is pushing for the service, and they are accusing the Google-owned online video giant of strongarming independent companies into signing on. MORE HERE & HERE

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