Gamers caught up in YouTube deal making?

The rash of take-down notices sent to gaming channels appeared to be generated by YouTube’s ContentID system and seemed to be focused primarily on the music included in game soundtracks rather than on the use of game footage itself.

Spotify’s message for artists: Do the math

Spotify’s payments to record companies and publishers are pegged to its gross revenue, and increase roughly in proportion to the increase in Spotify’s user base. Performance royalties paid to artists, however, are set on a per-use basis, not a per-user basis, and make a poor proxy for an artist’s value to the service.