Great work from AIM and WIN and other independent label organisations as Youtube have conceded to their campaign YouTube and the indies have finally come to an agreement.
This could have got very messy but YouTube has reportedly, in the New York Times, signed a licensing deal with Merlin the global new media rights licensing agency that was started by WIN. Terms of the agreement are currently unknown. WIN initially charged that YouTube wasn’t competing with existing rates by services like Spotify and Rdio.
Though details of the subscription service have yet to surface, the company was reportedly looking to offer a “premium tier” that would give full access to YouTube and Google’s music catalog. Ad-free and offline listening were also reported to be perks of the paid tier.