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

Big corporations bully smaller businesses all the time, but it’s hard to believe that YouTube would risk angering its user base by blocking popular content in order to strong-arm a licensing deal. […] If YouTube pushes these independent labels too hard, and they block too much of their content, YouTube will actually lose out on the revenue it would have made running ads on the existing content. Licensing agency Merlin estimates that collectively, independent labels account for more than 32 percent of market share of the music industry’s sales and streams. – Dan Cristo, Search Engine Watch http://ift.tt/1sBlmV4