The Music Producers Guild Criticizes YouTube

Concern expressed over unfavourable terms imposed on independent record labels      23/06/14
The Music Producers Guild Criticizes YouTube


The Music Producers Guild is lending its support to Independent record labels as they battle YouTube for a better deal for continued access to YouTube's online video platform.

In a statement, the MPG board says:

"With regards to the recent dispute between YouTube and independent labels and the unfavourable terms which YouTube seeks, without negotiation, to impose upon independent record labels, the Music Producers Guild is deeply concerned about Google's apparent abuse of its monopoly and associated market power and the adverse effect this will have on the wider industry and funds available for innovative and creative content production in the future.

"Independent record producers everywhere, in common with recording artists, rely upon the income from sales and streaming of music files, the production of which they have been responsible, often with little or no credit (itself ironic in this digital age). Attempts by international media conglomerates to throttle negotiation and impose unfavourable and unjust terms upon independent record companies, whom they perceive to be "small fry" and thus "fair game", should be opposed at every opportunity."


About Music Producers Guild (UK):
The Music Producers Guild (UK) is an independent and democratic organisation that encourages the highest standards of music production, and actively engages with other music industry organisations to campaign and lobby on matters of important mutual interest.

The MPG represents and promotes the interests of all those involved in the production of recorded music, including producers, engineers, mixers, re-mixers, programmers and mastering engineers

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