Our brother site the Urban Daily has posted an interesting story that is frightening, stunning, shocking and sad. Singers like Justin Bieber, Soulja Boy, Austin Mahone and Cody Simpson, to name a few, were all discovered on YouTube. Well those days may be over now!
The Urban Daily reports:
This may go down in history as of the worst ideas ever conceived! YouTube who has been notorious for plucking unknowns out of obscurity and turning them into overnight successes….may now delete those artists from existence! Wasn’t the point of the YouTube the word YOU? So why the change?
According to Forbes, In only “a matter of days”, some of your favorite videos on YouTube could be gone, possibly for good.
YouTube is preparing to radically change their site, adding a subscription service that is intended to help them compete in the streaming music industry.
The video site has already signed new licensing deals with all of the major labels, but many independent or smaller labels are reportedly refusing to take part. Apparently, not only are smaller, indie labels not being offered the same deals as the majors but they are claiming that the contracts that are being offered to them are simply not fair.
So in response Google has stated that any label that does not sign a deal with them will not only be left off the new service, but will have their content taken down from the original, free YouTube as well!
Wow! Read the rest here.
This will change everything for independents! Tell us what you think by voting below.
The stage is smaller but the audience is exponentially bigger. It’s easier for record execs to gauge appeal by page views than by applause at a dive bar in an out-of-the-way town. It also has been a way for the public to find new music that may relate to them.
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