What is it with corporations and the urge to keep making dick moves? First of all it was Apple and its headphones and now we are met with YouTube removing videos from independent artists who don't sign up to its new subscription music service.

Robert Kyncl, head of content and business operations at YouTube has excused this as a "final option" in the war on licensing all music on the video service"

"While we wish that we had 100% success rate, we understand that is not likely an achievable goal and therefore it is our responsibility to our users and the industry to launch the enhanced music experience."

The 90% does not include many independent labels and bands who just wish to publish their music. The rumoured YouTube Music Pass will go into testing within the next few days, with its actual launch happening later in the year.

Further information can be found over on the Financial Times if you have a subscription to this damn service or over on The Guardian.

Update: Digital Music News are suggesting Robert Kyncl's words have been twisted, and that videos won't be pulled from YouTube. According to their report, the video platform might block videos from being monetized unless they sign up to their new streaming service.