This all begs the question, why can’t I just watch an indie artist using the older method? Frankly, I can tell you that if I subscribe to YouTube music videos and I still have to watch ads, I won’t be interested in the service at all.
YouTube (S GOOG) may not block music videos from some indie labels after all: The video service is currently in talks with the labels in question to strike a deal to include their music in its upcoming subscription service, according to a Financial Times report.
The paper had first reported two weeks ago that YouTube was planning to block the videos of five percent of all of its label partners if those labels wouldn’t agree to also make their music available through YouTube’s upcoming subscription service.
Some indie labels have been holding out on striking a deal with YouTube because of what they believe to be unfavorable conditions; YouTube declined to comment further on the current state of the negotiations, according to Thursday’s Financial Times report, but told the paper that it has been offering all labels a fair deal consistent with what other streaming music services have to offer.
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