Pixel Envy

Written by Nick Heer.

YouTube to Block Indie Labels Who Don’t Sign Up to New Music Service

Stuart Dredge and Dominic Rushe, of the Guardian:

Independent artists could disappear from YouTube “in a matter of days” after the Google video service confirmed it was dropping content from independent labels that have not signed up for its upcoming subscription music service.

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Artists including Adele, Arctic Monkeys and Jack White could see their videos taken down. The site has become a key promotional outlet for independent labels of all sizes in recent years.

Remember when YouTube once enabled anyone to become a broadcaster? “Don’t be evil” my aching ass.