Dammit Garth … YouTube is now the new Spotify


Oh Garth, what have you started?

Just days after Garth called YouTube the devil for the way they compensate artists, music bigwigs are now starting to jump on the YouTube-is-bad bandwagon by asking that their music be removed from the video streaming site. 

According to Mashable, Irving Azoff, founder of Global Music Rights, has asked YouTube to remove songs from his clients, including Pharrell Williams, John Lennon and the Eagles.

Unfortunately, I have a feeling this is just the start.  

Of course, this whole streaming music debate really heated up after Taylor Swift removed her music from Spotify, saying that art shouldn't be free. Jason Aldean followed shortly after, as did Brantley Gilbert and Justin Moore.

Now Sony is questioning the whole "freemium" music streaming system and will probably be the next to start yanking music from the various music sites.

You know, it probably won't be a popular opinion, but I have a hard time feeling sorry for the record labels and artists fighting this fight. To me it just makes them all sound so dang money hungry. Maybe when Taylor Swift isn't able to pay 17 million dollars cash for her vacation homes I'll be a little more sympathetic. 


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