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No more Radiohead: YouTube to ban indie labels, charge for music service
RT ^ | 6/19/2014 | Lucy Nicholson

Posted on 06/19/2014 3:25:09 PM PDT by mojito

Thousands of music videos are expected to soon disappear off of YouTube because the independent record labels behind those artists are not involved in new deals being cut by the Google-owned streaming site.

YouTube will announce in "a matter of days" that videos on the site featuring recording artists from some independent labels will be blocked, the FT reports. The ban is aimed at forcing the "refusenik" labels into signing licensing agreements with a new service, coming soon from Google.

When the forthcoming service, YouTube Music Pass, is finally launched later this summer, subscribers are expected to be able to not just stream videos from one of the world’s most popular sites, but back up that content to enjoy later, even when an internet connection isn’t available. This feature is currently offered by competing, pay-to-list music services such as Spotify and Rhapsody, but not YouTube. To get as much, however, customers will have to fork over a small fee, and so far independent labels have refused to agree to the licensing agreements involved.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Computers/Internet; Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: banrussiatoday; google; putinsbuttboys; radiohead; rhapsody; russia; russiatoday; spotify; youtube
If you have any favorites, you should probably download them now.
1 posted on 06/19/2014 3:25:09 PM PDT by mojito
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To: mojito

what alternative sites offer music vids?


2 posted on 06/19/2014 3:26:43 PM PDT by BipolarBob (Obama - The Scandal a Week President.)
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To: mojito
There's that French alternative to youtube, but I can't think of the name. Some of the other FReepers will know.
3 posted on 06/19/2014 3:29:08 PM PDT by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: BipolarBob

another reason to screw Google


4 posted on 06/19/2014 3:29:25 PM PDT by ptsal (Repubicans swallowing more kool-aide from Rove & Kristol)
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To: mojito

blip.tv ???


5 posted on 06/19/2014 3:31:29 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: ptsal

Scroogle


6 posted on 06/19/2014 3:31:41 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: mojito

I think this would be an excellent time to start an independent, alternative video site.


7 posted on 06/19/2014 3:33:22 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: GraceG

Didn’t Scroogle go out of business a few years back?


8 posted on 06/19/2014 3:34:11 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: mojito

The indies will sign. They need that exposure.


9 posted on 06/19/2014 3:35:07 PM PDT by discostu (Ladies and gentlemen watch Ruth!)
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To: mojito

All this is is the record companies trying recoup their former stature. I am all for musicians getting their cut. But spotify ect give them less than the old companies by orders of magnitude.

Until the record co’s learn that their time has passed, meaning when the last of them closes its doors, we will keep seeing the scheme of the month monopolize musicians and fans income.

But Russia and china have servers too. And they are about to become very popular.


10 posted on 06/19/2014 3:35:23 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: mojito

So, banner ads and starting each video with a commercial isn’t working out for Youtube?


11 posted on 06/19/2014 3:36:16 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: BipolarBob

http://www.dailymotion.com/us


12 posted on 06/19/2014 3:47:04 PM PDT by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: Larry Lucido

Rofl...you nailed it


13 posted on 06/19/2014 3:51:59 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: Larry Lucido

“So, banner ads and starting each video with a commercial isn’t working out for Youtube?”

LOL It’s getting to the point you can’t see the damn video through it anymore.


14 posted on 06/19/2014 3:52:02 PM PDT by headstamp 2
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To: mojito

I wonder what the next big site will be?
The RIAA minions have managed to shut down indie outlets since the nineties. Always the indie artists develope a new avenue to the public.

Same old same old, and in the end the loser will be YouTube.
Looking for new musicians (lately some excellent Asian and Russian jazz artists - look up Morikawa Natsuki) is most of what I do regarding YouTube.


15 posted on 06/19/2014 3:54:16 PM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: mojito

Spotify + Audacity Recorder = MP3


16 posted on 06/19/2014 3:59:17 PM PDT by Dallas59 ("Remember me as you pass by, As you are now, so once was I, As I am now, so you will be")
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To: mojito
I hear YouTube, Twitter and Facebook are going to announce the largest merger in history.

It will be called YouTwitFace.com.

17 posted on 06/19/2014 4:02:18 PM PDT by real saxophonist (Shiny!)
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To: mojito

“you should probably download them now.”

LOL, I most probably did. All the web browsers have an app or extension to download videos and mp3’s off the web. I know most of the metal vids I like on YT are indies.


18 posted on 06/19/2014 4:08:51 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: Larry Lucido

That is the great thing about Chomecast is that all of those damn ads don’t play at the start of every video.


19 posted on 06/19/2014 4:15:49 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: Norm Lenhart

I produced an indie CD a few years ago. In addition to i-tunes,which is the only one that pays fairly, the songs are included in just about all of the other music services, which only pay about a penny per download. Basically, I receive $10.00 per thousand downloads. The only reason I agreed to this is because the band needed the exposure. Last week our video on youtube came up on my husband’s iphone as a featured video. He was very surprised to see it. I don’t know how the new youtube rules will affect our videos. We’d like to stay on youtube. We have no record label, our CD is self-produced.


20 posted on 06/19/2014 4:23:42 PM PDT by wontbackdown
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To: mojito

Vimeo it is then...

YouTube ain’t the only game out there any more.


21 posted on 06/19/2014 4:27:19 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (Tri nornar eg bir. Binde til rota...)
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To: wontbackdown

youtube screwed the content providers doing video game vids a while back suddenly jacking their ad cut 50%. That is where this is headed. Lots of current Youtube people are about to be involuntarily renegotiated.


22 posted on 06/19/2014 4:30:41 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: Dead Corpse

did Youtube always have so much porn?


23 posted on 06/19/2014 4:33:53 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Dead Corpse
YouTube ain’t the only game out there any more.

Now that net neutrality has been voided, I suspect YouTube will join forces with the major providers to crush their competition by throttling their bandwidth.

It soon just may be the only game out there.

24 posted on 06/19/2014 4:38:50 PM PDT by Drew68
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To: real saxophonist

Perfect timing I needed a good laugh...


25 posted on 06/19/2014 5:50:42 PM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: mojito

Google can’t just leave well enough alone.

Oh, well. I’m headed to youtube to download all the Radiohead videos I can. While I can.


26 posted on 06/19/2014 6:07:06 PM PDT by Skooz (Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us)
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To: mojito

I’ll be spending the weekend, recuperating from the
V.A., downloading a boatload of music videos, after
three weeks worth of ‘updates’, to catch up.


27 posted on 06/19/2014 8:47:33 PM PDT by Terry L Smith
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To: mojito

Didn’t they try to take down music videos in the YouTube space before(Like several years ago)? I remember it being harder to find music videos at the time. But people kept putting them back up and finding ways around their automatic detection.
I guess they are powerful enough to alienate their viewer base...


28 posted on 06/19/2014 10:18:34 PM PDT by NullPointerException
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