YouTube is un-questionably a top resource for any serious musician. As a free service with access to an unlimited audience, if you're not utilizing this resource, you're doing it wrong. YouTube has made leaps and bounds and incredible upgrades in the past few years, but as is always the case with growth, expansion, and consumer demand, the terms are changing and you're going to want to know the new rules.
Whether you're an Indie Artist, a Major Label Artist, or a Local Artist - this change will affect you in some capacity. You're music may be pulled from YouTube or you may be charged a service fee depending on which category you fall into. The best way to be successful is to stay ahead of the game. Nate Talbot helps us do just that on MusicThinkTank.com
"For those that haven’t already heard, YouTube (owned by Google) is planning on launching its own subscription music service soon. It has been in negotiations with the 3 major record labels and the independent labels to set a rate for their music used in the new service."