Don’t like YouTube’s terms and payouts? Well, you can always go f*&k yourself. According to details just disclosed by one YouTube employee, videos from independent labels that dislike YouTube’s payout terms will be summarily ripped down, starting ‘in a matter of days.’
“We will begin blocking videos within a matter of days to ensure that all content on the platform is governed by our new contractual terms.”
Robert Kyncl, YouTube head of content and business operations, in comments to the Financial Times.
In the discussion with the Financial Times, Kyncl claimed that the service already had buy-in from 90% of rights owners. “While we wish that we had 100% success rate, we understand that is not likely an achievable goal and therefore it is our responsibility to our users and the industry to launch the enhanced music experience.”
The rest will be removed, though at this point, it’s unclear exactly which indie label artists will suffer, though huge names like Adele, Arctic Monkeys, and Jack White have been tossed around as possibilities.