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19 Indie Label Organizations Speak Out Against YouTube... - Digital Music News

19 Indie Label Organizations Speak Out Against YouTube... - Digital Music News | Youtube Strong-Arming Indie Labels | Scoop.it
  YouTube has already inked lucrative licensing deals with Warner Music Group, Universal Music Group, and Sony Music Entertainment for the upcoming YouTube Music launch....
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As a representative for the independent music industry myself, I can stand in Youtube shoes still. At the end of the day, one thing I do know is the independent music industry are very creative. Yes Youtube is a great platform for indie artist, but maybe its time for us indies to pave our own video service for our fans -  WHICH ARE ALMOST EVERYONE!

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Is Youtube set out to destroy the independent music industry?

Is Youtube set out to destroy the independent music industry? | Youtube Strong-Arming Indie Labels | Scoop.it
Independent labels from around the globe lambast YouTube with scathing comments over 'unnecessary and indefensible' actions. By Samuel Gibbs
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Youtube''s new streaming music subscription program has bought some heat to them from the indie label associations around the world. 

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Indie Labels and Associations Respond To YouTube Music Licensing Pressure Tactics -

Indie Labels and Associations Respond To YouTube Music Licensing Pressure Tactics - | Youtube Strong-Arming Indie Labels | Scoop.it
By Clyde Smith The Worldwide Independent Network (WIN), which includes a wide range of indie music associations in its membership, is responding to concerns about YouTube’s licensing practices with a joint global statement. Though YouTube is negotiating directly with major labels to license music for its future streaming service, the company has presented indies with...
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Worldwide Independent Network (WIN) is fighting for its members. I'm glad to hear that youtube's strong arming tacts are being challenged by an organization who cares about the independent music association. 

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About YouTube's new subscription music service

About YouTube's new subscription music service | Youtube Strong-Arming Indie Labels | Scoop.it
YouTube is planning to roll out a subscription music service this year, according to a Billboard report citing unidentified sources. The service will apparently be similar to Spotify, with free and premium tiers, and will include video in some way.

Via Thomas Faltin
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This article is major information for consumers and professionals in the music industry. Its always important to recognize trends ahead of time (2013) so that your company can plan for worst case scenario mainly: by recognizing trends early in the game. It seems to me that Indie labels may want to start preparing in advance for a Google TakeOver but still stand strong as an alliance with hopes of coming out on top.

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Seems like Youtube is being a bit unfriendly to independent music labels and showing favoritism to the major labels. Is that really the case?

Seems like Youtube is being a bit unfriendly to independent music labels and showing favoritism to the major labels. Is that really the case? | Youtube Strong-Arming Indie Labels | Scoop.it
Trade body lodges formal complaint with European Commission over Google-owned site's tactics
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Youtube's new subscription plan in the works. Its looking disastrous for indie music labels. Indies music labels needs to get creative and fast. Youtube seems to have a change of business model. This industry is all about adapting to new trends and paving your own path. Both sides have a point.

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