24 Jun '14, 11am

YouTube to Censor Search Results From Artists Who Rebuff New Streaming Music Service

YouTube to Censor Search Results From Artists Who Rebuff New Streaming Music Service

There are some shady dealings going on behind the scenes at YouTube regarding its new streaming music service. YouTube is having difficulty getting independent music labels to sign on to its new service due to "highly unfavorable and non-negotiable terms," The Guardian reported. In response, the video search engine is flexing its Google-backed muscle, threatening to take down videos from acts like Adele, Arctic Monkeys, and Vampire Weekend if their labels won't agree to license their content to YouTube for the new music subscription service. If this turns out to be true, users searching for music on YouTube, the world's second largest search engine, may not find content from their some of their favorite independent artists. This is blatant censorship from Google, designed to pressure small independent labels to sign unfavorable deals with YouTube. Let's unpack this a bit. ...

Full article: http://searchenginewatch.com/article/2351634/YouTube-to-C...

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