YouTube’s $1-billion payout to musicians is a joke – IFPI

supersunbird

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“YouTube, the world’s largest on-demand music service, is not paying artists and producers anything like a fair rate for music.”

Then don't "publish" on it or ask for enough in the first place...?
 

K3NS31

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What a load of rubbish. Totally different business models - the artists sell their music on Spotify / iTunes etc and get a portion of the money. The earnings on Youtube come solely from advertising.
IFPI blatantly trying to get more money out of Google. In public.
 

backstreetboy

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Don't see them even mentioning Vevo. Most videos on YouTube comes from Vevo.
 

markings

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Then don't "publish" on it or ask for enough in the first place...?
I agree. There are singers where you just cannot get anything usable from youTube. The only way is to pay for the music on iTunes or Amazon. One such singer is Scooter Lee, but there are a few other country singers like that.

It is therefore possible to 'lock out' any non-paying source and that must be known throughout the music industry. They must know what happens on or via youTube. Don't publish music on the platform, or if you do, don't complain.
 

Swa

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Oh piss off, imo record labels should not be getting the money in the first place. Music videos are in any case themselves advertising to sell the rest of the album. Funny how hypocritical some organisations can be. If you don't like the terms of the service them just don't put it on there.
 
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