An ongoing battle with YouTube over alleged heavy handed negotiating tactics and unfair terms for their unlaunched subscription music service, has united the global independent music community on the broader issue of fairness in all digital deals. In a not so veiled jab at YouTube and other digital services, global indie trade group WIN has released an open letter signed by more than 700 independent labels that calls for fair digital music deals. "The big print giveth and the small print taketh away.” That line from Tom Waits headlines the Fair Digital Deals Declaration, an open letter which calls not...

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