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UK Music Biz Labels Google 'Cynical And Exploitative'

imageLooks like the animosity isn’t subsiding. UK Music, an umbrella representing a smorgasbord of industry bodies, has released a statement calling Google (NSDQ: GOOG) “cynical and exploitative”. The statement isn’t signed by UK Music CEO Feargal Sharkey – but, for anyone who has heard the ex Undertones’ frontman’s keynotes, it’s got his upfront, pro-artist imprimature all over it…

Highlights of the statement: “Without this high quality raw material … sites such as YouTube would be somewhat less compelling. Demands that our creative talent should subsidise someone else