YouTube sparks indie revolt over 'indefensible' terms

Independent labels across the world have slammed "unnecessary and indefensible" terms laid down by YouTube regarding its new Spotify-rivalling streaming service.

YouTube's new subscription music platform has been licensed by the three major labels – Sony, Warner and Universal – but the company is yet to reach an agreement with the members of the Worldwide Independent Network (WIN).

YouTube has apparently warned the indies that, should they refuse to license the new platform, they risk having their music content blocked ...


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