Independent trade body WIN has weighed into the debate about whether the US system of collective licensing should allow different rates for different suppliers.

Unsurprisingly, it’s against an idea that’s being seen in some quarters as a way for majors to get preferential rates to indies.

“To create imbalances in what companies and the artists signed to them receive from digital transactions will simply cause harm, and not serve expansion of choice for the consumer and for the creative community,” claimed WIN’s Alison Wenham in a statement.

“The independents’ catalogues are –­ it could be said ­– the ­ essential ingredient to success in the digital market place but the majors continue to try and split the industry apart to leverage more for themselves at the expense of everyone else. If this is allowed to take root in the US it will have disastrous consequences for the whole industry.”

The debate continues.

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