Motley Crue Co-Founder Criticized YouTube over Music RoyaltiesAdded: Wednesday, April 27th, 2016
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Nikki Sixx is another musician to criticize the streaming service over the royalties paid out for music video streams. Motley Crue co-founder’s call for YouTube to pay more to artists is part of a campaign by prominent musicians, where pressure will be put first on YouTube, then on legislators of the United States.
Nikki Sixx and James Michael, who is Nikki’s partner in his current band Sixx:AM, are encouraging more artists to speak out and put pressure on the streaming service to match the royalty payouts of music streaming rivals. Sixx says that YouTube is paying out about 6 times less what Spotify and Apple pay musicians and urges it to treat artists fairly the way other streaming services are.
The debate over royalties has heated up in recent period, as legislators in the US and Europe consider reform of the “safe harbor” rules governing such services as YouTube that allow their users to upload videos.
According to the current safe harbor rules, such services are protected from copyright infringement prosecutions if they remove any copyrighted content when notified by the copyright holders. However, the entertainment industry argues that such immunity gives YouTube unfair advantage in negotiating licensing deals with labels and publishers.
These arguments were recently backed by a petition sent to the US Copyright Office from a number of musicians including Katy Perry, Lionel Richie, and Christina Aguilera.
In response, Google-owned YouTube claimed that it has paid out billions to the music industry and is being engaged in negotiations over increasing transparency on payouts. The company is sure that providing artists and songwriters greater transparency on revenue earned on YouTube can help it solve many problems.
Wednesday, April 27th, 2016
|Sixx is pissed off about royalty money. The price of heroin must have gone up or something.|
|You tube is also 1,000 times bigger than the other sites. Do the math Nikki Six you are getting phat cash from Youtube and you know it. In other news, most videos pay no royalties at all for infringement. Youtube's ugly little pirating secret. Of all Big Papi music uploads maybe 3 CD's were not already on Youtube.|
|posted by (2016-04-28 02:32:19)|
|LOL 80's hair band has beens, spent all their cash on heroin, hookers and fast cars, now facing old age broke. Cry babies!|
|What Seeds said is dead on.|
|posted by (2016-04-29 20:02:44)|
|why don't they just shut the f*** up and leave everyone alone...cry babies is putting it mildly switch..|
|If they don't like youtube they are free to leave the free to use service, and lose that revenue stream. They came in knowing the fee structure, so either they accept it or move on.|
So Nikki want's parity on all income streams, be careful what you wish for, what if spotify decided to reduce to youtube levels of payments? What if all such sites decide to do that? Less money for you Nikki, more for the hosts.
|posted by (2016-05-02 09:15:50)|
|LOL...who the hell is watching Motley Crue videos?|
|posted by (2016-05-02 18:46:50)|
|exactly megaplay...maybe that's why he's bleeting...||
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