BBC: YouTube's new music service is shortchanging independent acts - Engadget | Kill The Record Industry |

Who's going to argue that stuffing a veritable world of music in your pocket isn't awesome? Probably very few. One of the downsides to the digital age, though, is that musicians often get the short end of the stick when it comes to payment. Spotify and Pandora's per-song pay rates for most artists are abysmal, and based on a BBC report, YouTube's rumored music service won't be much better. If true, the video giant's business tactics aren't exactly honorable, either.