It seems Youtube is offering a lot less money in the can for independent label signed artists than it offers the Major labels http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-27694353
Musicians have asked the EU to intervene in a row over the rates YouTube is offering small music labels to include them in a new service.
Singer Billy Bragg and Radiohead guitarist Ed O'Brien are among those accusing Google-owned business of trying to "strong-arm" independent labels into accepting low fees.
YouTube already pays what are probably the lowest rates in the business for music labels' videos," said Chris Cooke, the "Complete Music Update" site's business editor.
"The majors and independents agreed to that because YouTube isn't just a revenue stream, it's one of the most important promotional platforms in music today.
"But what the indies are getting really angry about is that YouTube seems to be threatening to withdraw this powerful promotional platform if they don't sign up to the new audio service - a service that will be going head-to-head with Spotify, Deezer et cetera while, as we understand it, paying considerably lower royalties."
What a suprise
As always the selfish get more greedy and the folks who actually have to do some work for a living get shafted by a company that makes approximately 2 billion + a year in profits. Whilst I don't usually side with the recording industry folks in this case I feel its only fair to do so as youtube's whole business model is based on using the content of others to get rich, its only fair they put something a bit more substantial back.