Google’s ‘catastrophic error of judgement’

Independent artists could disappear from YouTube “in a matter of days” after the Google video service confirmed it was dropping content from independent labels that have not signed up for its upcoming subscription music service.

Holy sweet shit.

  • dreyfus2

    Google and Amazon reach a point at which a comparison to the MS of the 90s is unavoidable. Blackmailing publishers and labels is not a business model, it’s a fucking crime.

    • SockRolid

      Google uses the revenue from its near-monopoly on web search to crush smaller companies by dumping freeware onto the market. The way MS used FUD to crush smaller companies.

      Now they’re crushing independent artists. Not much of a surprise there, really.

  • SockRolid

    Old: “Don’t be evil.”

    New: “Don’t be Google.”

  • Liam H

    My kids get all their music from YouTube (weird to me not to them). Someone else will just replace YouTube.