Google May Kick Indie Musicians in YouTube

News & Politics, Google, YouTube, Indie Music    

by Robert Stansberry


The gist

Google has sealed a deal with 95 percent of its music label partner...
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Google has sealed a deal with 95 percent of its music label partners or companies that currently use YouTube's ad-sponsored services to market their music. Do you think this is fair for independent musicians and producers?
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  Opinion Poll


   300 Points on the line.

   158 joined this poll.     

   0 Days Remaining.

   18 Comments.




This poll has ended.
Winner: Unfair

71% of the group voted correctly.

Fair


29%
Unfair


71%

Comments

  • 58.67%

    Top Comment: DJ Franz voted for Fair over 4 years ago.

    It's fair for google because they own youtube, and on the other hand, unfair for indie artists.. and YES.. this is the dumbest thing they ever did. They're selfish for making indie musicians sign a licensing deal for its forthcoming premium service. They're gonna RUIN youtube!!!


  • 64.71%

    Top Comment: C. Elliot voted for Unfair over 4 years ago.

    unfair for me, whew, i miss the old youtube. no ads, no shits


  • 25.0%

    Estella Landingham voted for Fair over 4 years ago.

    I think its fair enough.


  • 40.0%

    Liza Boudreau voted for Unfair over 4 years ago.

    It is unfair for independent musicians and producers.


  • 62.5%

    Nathaniel Curran voted for Unfair over 4 years ago.

    google's fucking stupid!


  • 58.67%

    DJ Franz voted for Fair over 4 years ago.

    It's fair for google because they own youtube, and on the other hand, unfair for indie artists.. and YES.. this is the dumbest thing they ever did. They're selfish for making indie musicians sign a licensing deal for its forthcoming premium service. They're gonna RUIN youtube!!!


  • 52.0%

    Tanner Guidry voted for Unfair over 4 years ago.

    because they only care about revenues


  • 37.5%

    Cute Nii voted for Fair over 4 years ago.

    the idea is the same with a demolition team wrecking all the houses in an squatter's area


  • 44.78%

    William Nguyen voted for Unfair over 4 years ago.

    i think it's not., before, youtube was a product, free for all kinds of artists/musicians.


  • 60.87%

    Herbert Higgins voted for Unfair over 4 years ago.

    Google owns Youtube. They can do whatever they want but this is kinda unfair for indie labeled artists. Anyway, it's business. We should expect such things to happen


  • 60.0%

    Coco Harris voted for Unfair over 4 years ago.

    missing the old one


  • 60.0%

    Brian Handler voted for Unfair over 4 years ago.

    It is unfair!


  • 100.0%

    Kelly Jackson voted for Unfair over 4 years ago.

    They have no choice


  • 50.98%

    KT BosS voted for Fair over 4 years ago.

    google has the right thou, this might be unfair but they have no choice


  • 67.65%

    Jack Galbreath voted for Unfair over 4 years ago.

    i thought YouTube was free for all


  • 50.0%

    P. Cortez voted for Fair over 4 years ago.

    independent musicians and producers got no right to complain.


  • 25.0%

    Hellen Wistleton voted for Fair over 4 years ago.

    this is fair for independent musicians and producers


  • 64.71%

    C. Elliot voted for Unfair over 4 years ago.

    unfair for me, whew, i miss the old youtube. no ads, no shits


  • 71.43%

    Adam Kramer voted for Unfair over 4 years ago.

    thumbs up dude.


  • 59.26%

    Shark Man voted for Fair over 4 years ago.

    I think it's fair because music companies and producers pay YouTube.


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