UK record industry backs indies' battle for fair YouTube terms

The BPI, the UK trade body representing the three major music record labels as well as some influential independents, has thrown its weight behind the independents' battle to receive fairer licensing terms from YouTube for its new subscription service.

Independent labels represented by AIM and IMPALA - including market leader Beggars Group - have hit out at the Google-owned video service after it offered non-negotiable licensing contracts with "indefensible terms" for its still-unannounced paid-for platform, set to launch later ...

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