Google and YouTube's sheer size mean that the group is frequently the target of regulatory and legal actions. YouTube's plans to go head to head with Spotify, Deezer and other subscription music services have been rumoured for some time.
It marks a first step in a global campaign in which small labels would use their artists to campaign against the digital giant.
`Our fellow trade associations around the world, representing tens of thousands of independent companies, also take issue with the actions of YouTube,´ said Alison Wenham, chief executive of WIN.
John Enser, partner at law firm Olswang, said: "Music services offered by big tech companies, not just in terms of YouTube but also iTunes, have often offered 'take it or leave it' terms to indie labels.
While it is understandable that YouTube cannot devote resources to thousands of negotiations of small contracts, the indies do have a body, in the form of Merlin, that negotiates deals for them.
A YouTube spokesman said the site: provides a global platform for artists to connect with fans and generate revenue for their music, adding:
We have successful deals in place with hundreds of independent and major labels around the world, however we don't comment on ongoing negotiations.?
Some says that YouTube is 'shooting itself in the foot'.
by the way.
I do not need money about my music, I have a job.