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YouTube: Threats to block indie labels who don’t sign up to new music service

26 June 2014

Independent artists could disappear from YouTube “in a matter of days” after the Google video service confirmed it was dropping content from independent labels that have not signed up for its upcoming subscription music service. 

The company’s head of content and business operations, Robert Kyncl, confirmed that YouTube will block videos from labels that do not sign licensing deals for the new premium tier will be hugely controversial among indie labels, with trade body WIN already filing a complaint to the European Commission about its negotiating strategy.

Source: www.theguardian.com


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