YouTube to Block Artists Who Don’t Pay

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youtubeYouTube is threatening to blacklist music artists who don’t pay for their new streaming services. The policy announcement comes as YouTube plans to launch a new, ad-free music-streaming service. YouTube has already secured deals from some major labels, but many independent labels haven’t succumbed.

This means many less-famous artists could land on YouTube’s blacklist.

Alison Wenham, chief executive of the Worldwide Independent Music Network (WIN), said YouTube has “suffered a simple but catastrophic error of judgment in misreading the market.” Read more at The Guardian.

{Andy Heller-Matzav.com Newscenter}

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