IMPALA, the trade group comprised of European indie labels, has finally filed a complaint against YouTube with the European Commission, the music service engaged in antitrust conduct in dealing with indie labels for its proposed new subscription service.
Universal Music Publishing Group will make its entire song database more transparent and easily accessible to music licensees. The enhancement to the company's data repository will even allow licensees to get a list of all the songs controlled by UMPG.
Last week, Billboard obtained a typical contract being offered by YouTube to its indie label partners for its new subscription service. Here's a breakdown of the five things that are really upsetting your favorite indie label.
In his keynote address, A2IM president Rich Bengloff said that the trade group's board members cited the main issue their business is facing is how music licensing transactions were evolving and the concept of digital breakage.