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Sensationalist inaccurate propaganda masquerading as reporting. Many independent labels have agreed to YT/google's new conditions. Those that don't 'are making a choice not to do so. And it's a free market - so there's little to stop someone starting up a video service with whatever conditions they like and using various means such as twitter and FB & redditt, etc to market it.
a reply to: 0zzymand0s
I can't figure out why Youtube is so hot to compete with Spotify. Spotify only makes money by bilking idiots out of angel funding, near as I can tell. The actual artists, as usual, get paid squat under the Spotify model, while Internet Goofballs rake in millions in capital investment, which they promptly spend on the kind of garbage Silly-Con valley morons are best known for: Foosball tables, Electric Hot Rods, and OOP back issues of their favorite comic books. Still -- I doubt the situation is as dire as Forbes predicts. Schlock lovers will flock to the new site, but weasel out of paying for anything, and actual music lovers will get their fix directly. Same as it ever was.
I hate the current copywrite laws. I hope someone creates a website that's open source where videos can be uploaded and the user controls ad content. Maybe make it to where people are paid in bitcoins so it can't be tracked by greedy assholes who use the law to keep the masses from exercising freedom on any level. I am tired of this #. You can't even make a documentary without having to get permission from everyone and their cousin.
originally posted by: Rob48
Isn't this whole story talking about record labels? "Independent artists" as in those signed to indie labels? As far as I can see there is and will be nothing to stop people uploading their own music as private individuals. It's just that if labels want to sign up to the music channel then they have to pay.
So don't worry, the next Justin Bieber will still be able to upload his bedroom music vids — there's an encouraging thought
originally posted by: jude11
Someone will create another youtube for just this purpose.
They can't stop creativity, artists, musicians from sharing and trying to earn a living just because they say so.
And the new site will rock!