Anfang der Woche haben SIXX:A.M. (Nikki Sixx, Dj Ashba und James Michael) einen offenen Brief an Larry Page (CEO von Alphabet) veröffentlicht, in welchem sie GOOGLE bzw. YOUTUBE zum Handeln auffordern. Anlass ist die Vergütung der Künstler pro Stream. Youtube hatte auf diesen offenen Brief laut Music Business Worldwide mit folgenden Worten reagiert:

„The voices of the artists are being heard, and we’re working through details with the labels and independent music organisations who directly manage the deals with us.“

Auf diese Antwort haben SIXX:A.M. nun erneut reagiert und fordern von YouTube Taten statt Worte – zudem fordern sie eine Reaktion von Larry Page als CEO.


„We are glad to hear that YouTube is listening, but actions speak louder than words. Previous meetings have been postponed and emails left unanswered, after YouTube asked us and other artists to postpone our protests in return for a meeting and action on the issues. The protests were restarted after a lack of activity by YouTube’s Chief Business Officer Robert Kyncl, and we sincerely hope that this is not further spinning on their side. Larry Page is Google’s CEO, and our letter was to him. He’s accountable to shareholders and the board of Alphabet. Where is his response?“