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YouTube Forcing Artists Into "Music Key" Service

  • Gizmodo, Monday, January 26, 2015 11:13 AM
To keep their existing audiences and monetization options on YouTube, the video hub is apparently forcing musicians to sign up for its Music Key streaming service. “Independent labels and artists have been protesting Google's strong-arm approach to getting them to sign on,” Gizmodo reports. “The change has a predatory flavor to it that should make any body squirm.” In its defense, Google says the change simply offers artists more opportunities to make money.

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