Confusion still reigns in the dispute between YouTube and independent labels, with Digital Music News reporting that some labels have now received termination letters outlining what will happen if they do not sign up for new terms linked to YouTube’s upcoming subscription service. The report – which isn’t yet accompanied by the smoking gun of an actual email – claims that the termination letter warns labels that if they don’t sign, all their official channel videos (including ratings, comments and related playlists) will be removed from YouTube, and none of the label’s music will be monetised elsewhere on the service. What’s still unclear is whether these labels would still have access to YouTube’s Content ID system to claim (and presumably to take down, if they can’t monetise them) user-uploaded videos using their music.

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